Allright then, looking at the "HOT" I just pulled this bad boy, and right off the start I have discrepancies. I ACTUALLY "Witch hunted" down a manual, and at Q402 (there is no description except for a "BU2532AL"(The manual doesnt even describe this as a transistor). No big deal, but the transisitor I did pull out of there was a "BU2532AW". I am currently scoping the datasheets, and see no difference. Now, mind you, when I first opened up this "Guantlet Legends" machine, there was no monitor chasis board. I found this board in a box of junk under a desk. I have been scoping this HOT, and it doesnt seem right.
From the datasheets I have looked at, (both pn# al and aw) its a BASE, Collector, Emitter configuration, 1, 2, 3. The only readings I can achieve on this transitor are from the negative (AT the base) to the (collector), and from the negative (at the base) to the (emmiter). EVERYTHING ELSE IS WIDE OPEN IN ALL CONFIGURATIONS. This means this transistor is bad news. This means that we have good news. 10 dollar freakin part.
Its 5 am, and I have just put in a 50 hour work week in the worst hell hole known to industrial America, and I CANNOT wait to show up at my new source (to see if they have one in stock) If they do, I will be so stoked! Then I can show up to my love job, and get this thing right, punch out, and play this game for free, till my boss tells me to "GO HOME". Totally STOKED. This has got to be the culprit.
Will "KEEP IT POSTED HERE"!!!!