yes i did, no difference
The one thing i forgot to mention was i get alternative error message that says something along the lines of signature not recognised when that happens i go backinto CWM and select the option to "flip" the signature but with the same result reported previously
Yes you need to turn off the signature check as my roms are not signed. Well I think you tablet has sustained some water damage and probably it can't communicate to the internal flashmemory anymore. From that it creates a partition that is used as a sdcard. Only thing you can do now I guess is send it back for repairs.