"The three pin mini stereo jack for the remote should not get hot if this is what your refereing to. Im not sure what 'soldered remote connection' is unless its the female mini jack"
On the input board, there is a mini stereo jack, which has 6 pins to the pcb. On pin 6, the solder has either been hot, or poorly soldered. If it has been hot, I wonder what other damage may have happened while it was hot, especially if it was a short that made it hot.
"Are the fans turning on or is it not doing that?"
No, the fans are not turning on, nor anything else, only the lights on the rear control panel, and the "ff" error code. No leds are lighting on the deflection board, not even briefly, as when it starts up properly.
"When it was running did you go through the settings and take a look if you were in standalone or switch level one?"
I didn't get to the part of determining whether it is in standalone or switch level one, as it fired up that day, and I forgot to check that out. I got all the settings on the signal input I was using saved, and deleted some that I thought I would never use. There was only a dozen or so, and deleted a couple, as I figured there should be plenty of memory available with those empty slots, but didn't pay attention to whether it was in standalone or switch level one.
"Is there someone in your area that you can check these in?"
I am unaware of anyone in North Missouri with any CRT's, let alone an NEC 6PG, although they must be out there somewhere, because I have 5 different crt pj's purchased within driving distance. Anybody out there, especially with a parts 6-9pg that I can try? I would be willing to trade this unit for good Marquee tubes.
"You should be getting the standby power and also a flash of the rc led even when pushing off."
I get standby power led, but am unsure what you are referring to with the rc led, if you mean the remote control led beside the standby led, it does not respond to the remote right now. (it did when the pj was running).
Thanks Doug for your help. I will leave it plugged in today, and check on it this afternoon.