Having solved so many issues on this game already, this *appears* to be my last major hurdle? I've had 40 games in and out of this condo, as many as 5 WPC/Sterns up on my wall, have never, ever run into reset issues with any prior game I've owned. It's 100% not the line voltage. That said, I'm starting to work through this and figured it would be fun or maybe help others if I documented the process. Pinwiki is pretty detailed in this regard, really, but reading and doing are two different things most of the time. I'm using it for reference and going through the steps, and I'll explain my logic here. I'm open to suggestions as well from people that have dealt with this on WPC games.
What happens when the game resets - Everything goes dead, the game tries to reboot, but will often light a few pixels from whatever was in memory on the DMD for a split second, or you'll get 1/10th of a second of sound tied to whatever was going on in the game (Okay, the power isn't gone long enough for memory to completely clear..so what.). The game will *attempt* to reboot. It'll ALWAYS play the bong sound, but frequently the solid LED on the CPU board never turns off and the game does not proceed to boot. It just hangs. If you turn the game off and immediately back on, it will not boot. If you turn it off for ~15 seconds and back on, it probably will. I usually leave it off for a few minutes then turn it back on. If you leave it on in the locked up state it will eventually reboot itself, and then subsequently fail again after some time. It will happen regardless of if it's being played, or if it's just sitting in test menu or attract mode. Amount of time it takes crash is totally random. I've had it go after 2 minutes, I've had it go in the middle of a game after 6 balls. It never makes it a LONG time.
TP2 on the driver board shows 5.04v, consistently.
BR2 has already been replaced. Had a rectifier on hand and needed to fix some things in that area anyways. Last owner really f'ed up the through holes on everything that was touched.
I've tried to jumper the thermistor, no change.
About to pull the driver board and reflow the LM323K.