I was playing good old frankie when I notice the auto-launch plunger on even though there was no ball in the shooter lane. I shut down the machine and checked out the coil to the auto launch. One end of the diode broke off and was not connected. I actually ended up replacing the coil and that had a new diode installed. I power on the game and it does the same thing. The auto launch coil is activated as soon as I turn on power to the game. So would my next repair be the transistor tip? I attached the page from the manual but would I be replacing the tip at q44? Just want to see if that seems the next logical thing and if that is what would get damaged if a diode broke on a coil. Also let me know if you have any other things I should check as well. Thanks for the help!
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