I encountered this problem with the leds on the "Mode sign" panel and I assumed it was a transistor problem.
All of them are flickering during the game. The leds work as they should in the lamp test mode. However, when in the lamp test I check a different lamp that belongs to the same columm as the one in the mode sign the led in the mode sign is lit. I thought the problem could be the transistor Q42 that controls that row. I have tried my Mode sign in my friend's house who has got the same pinball and the leds are behaving the same way while his "mode sing" works flawlessly. So the problem with the transistor is discarded.
The first led is not working at all. This board only has leds and resistors. Something is wrong and I don't know what it is.
Any help is really appreciated.