I removed the insulators try to get in there better. Then used a small battery versus a set supply like an idiot shorted two pins on the 494 and got the smoke from the power supply. Where do I go from here. i think what was minor I just made major.
I have the Z44N here so let me replace these and start over Q3 was fractured but I did this before there had been no sign or essence of tghe smoke anywhere the board was immaculate.Amplifier was certainly not abused. Just started acting intermittent then finally no power. But the fuses never blew and even on the bench no power
Pin 12 needs to have 12v. Follow the circuit back to see where it's lost. There is likely a transistor between the remote terminal and pin 12 that's at fault, assuming that the transistor is being driven on by the remote.