# JVC C-13810 RGB mod

This tutorial covers the RGB mod for JVC C-13810. Looking through the service manuals these instructions should also work for other JVC models (AV-13810 / AV-20810 etc.)

This tutorial should also work for

  • JVC C-13810
  • JVC AV-13810
  • JVC AV-20810

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# CRT safety

DANGER

You can die doing this! So read carefully! CRT TV is not a toy. Do not open a CRT TV. If you don't have any prior knowledge about handling high voltage devices, this guide is not for you. CRT TV contains high enough voltage (20,000+ V) and current to be deadly, even when it is turned off.

READ THIS BEFORE CONTINUING

# Plan of attack

READ THIS TO PREPARE

# Theory

Sometimes it is nice to know the theory behind the mod. I have put this on a separate page. This shows how the various resistor values are calculated.

READ THE RGB MODDING THEORY

# Service manuals

# Schematics

I followed the specs from JVC C-20810. The chips used in C-13810 were the same. Resistor values might be different. Measure what's on your chassis.

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Prepare the mux diagram. If you are building your own circuit, this diagram should help

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# Calculating the RGB external resistor value

From the M37267M4 (OSD) chip datasheet we know the RGB high voltage is 2.4V.

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Let's now calculate the peak-to-peak voltage on the RGB lines that is sent to the chroma chip.

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Now that we know the expected peak-to-peak voltage by TA1242N (chroma) chip is 0.5V, let's calculate the RGB resistor value needed.

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0.5 x (3900 + 75) - (75 x 2.4) / (2.4 - 0.5) = (1987.5 - 180) / 1.9 = 950Ω

# Performing the mod

Now that you roughly know what needs to be done, prepare for the mod. Place the board on a comfortable place. Make sure you are not putting pressure on the flyback or other components.

# STEP 1: Remove the following components

Remove the following components. RGB resistors to the ground. Measure twice and mark before you remove.

  • R738 (1 kohm)
  • R740 (1 kohm)
  • R742 (1 kohm)

JVC RGB mod

# STEP 2: Connect RGBs, Blanking and Audio

This TV doesn't have a schematic to show this on a diagram. But, the picture below shows where the wires should be soldered. This TV was pretty nice as there were holes on the PCB through which I was able to route the wires.

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Buy your RGB mux board

# STEP 3: Build your mux board

Below mod uses the RGB mux board. This is optional, but will make your mod easier and stable. You can also create the circuit presented in the schematics above without the board. Please also checkout the precalculated resistor values.

Buy your RGB mux board

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Buy your RGB mux board

# STEP 4: Attach the female SCART connector to TV

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Creating a SCART cutout and mounting it is an art. I have a dedicated section for it.

How to create and mount a SCART female plug?

# Remote control and service menu

You need the JVC branded remote to get into the service menu. Pressing both the "Video Status" + "Display" buttons together on the remote brings up the service menu.

You will need to adjust the Horizontal Position slightly with the RGB input.

  • JVC RM-C540
  • JVC RM-C542

# Pictures of the mod

# RGB mux board mounted

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# Full board

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# Chroma chip

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# Neck board

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# Switching isolation power supply

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# Patterns

# Convergence

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# Grid

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# Color Bars

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# Super Mario

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# SCART Connector

# JVC Back and SCART connector position

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# SCART connector

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# Position of the SCART cable should be taken into consideration

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