Need help finding discontinued transistor

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Joined Feb 24, 2010
Greetings, I need your help! I have a broken Nikko Alpha 450 amplifier that has being sitting on a shelf for a year because I can’t find one small 3 legged transistor.
It reads NEC then under that N882 Q and under that C 59 and measures about one square centimeter. NEC can’t find it in their data base, I can’t find it on Google and I called every electronic part merchant that I could think about to no avail. Please advice. Is there a way that I can test it with my multi-meter to determine its specs, or is there a way to find a cross reference part? Please help!!!


Joined Nov 9, 2007
How do you know this device is at fault?

Can you post a photo? There may be some letters missing. Japanese coding often omits the 2S from transistor codes 2SCXXXX, but 2SC 59 sounds very very old.