I have been playing this one party on and off again for a number of years. I recently noticed that I don't have the x-ray component with my extra items. I know where it is located in the game and have obtained it with past parties. I conclude there are three possibilities.
1) It was stashed or stored somewhere else. This is unlikely since the component is light and I generally store extra items in the chests in He'li's. I have been walking around Dominus looking for it, but have not found it yet.
2) I accidentally sold it to a vendor that buys gadget components. I checked with all the vendors at this point, except Ferro, but since Antone doesn't buy them, I am thinking Ferro probably doesn't. Besides I do not visit Ferro much, because I have to be concerned about his fellow Rapax attacking him. For all the vendors that buy the gadget components, I went through the process of clearing the oversupplies of particular items to see the bottom of their inventories and the x-ray chip is not present. I don't know if such a component would eventually disappear from the vendors inventory entirely.
3) There is a glitch in the game that caused the item to disappear by falling through the world or merging with another gadget component. I have not heard of either type of glitch happening in the game and think this is the most unlikely cause.
Is there a way to examine my save data to see if the item is present and if so the location? Is there anyway of recovering the component through the use of an editor for this particular party?