Nrf24lo1 problem

Hello! this is my first post here. I am working on a project using nrf transceivers, and I am at my wit's end!!

Here are a few things about my issue:

1- I know the problem is not my code. Not only were my devices working properly 2 days ago, I have also tested them using example code. No dice.

2- I am using the cheap ebay transceivers. But again, they were working fine just a little while ago.

3- all my pins are connected correctly (I have checked and double checked this about a million times now, and I will check again as I type this.)

4- I have a 100uF cap soldered on the top of the nrf across gnd and vcc.

5- I have all the jumpers connected directly to the arduino, vcc to 3.3v.

6- I am using Manicbug's nrf library. When the devices were working, I was using the more standard/recently updated library (can't remember who published it). I started using the manicbug library when the problem started.

I get this on setup:

RF24/examples/GettingStarted/

ROLE: Pong back

*** PRESS 'T' to begin transmitting to the other node

STATUS = 0x00 RX_DR=0 TX_DS=0 MAX_RT=0 RX_P_NO=0 TX_FULL=0
RX_ADDR_P0-1 = 0x0000000000 0x0000000000
RX_ADDR_P2-5 = 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
TX_ADDR = 0x0000000000
RX_PW_P0-6 = 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00 0x00
EN_AA = 0x00
EN_RXADDR = 0x00
RF_CH = 0x00
RF_SETUP = 0x00
CONFIG = 0x00
DYNPD/FEATURE = 0x00 0x00
Data Rate = 1MBPS
Model = nRF24L01
CRC Length = Disabled
PA Power = PA_MIN

I am not so naiive as to think just because it says "data rate 1mbps" that it is uploading. I am inclined to think the nrf is not being recognized at all because the filed are all 0's.

In the photo it looks like you have MISO and MOSI swapped. The gray wire (rf24 pin 7, MISO) should go to pin Uno 12.

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