Apex AT2408S CRT RGB mod
This tutorial covers the RGB mod for the below models. This mod was performed by a fellow redditor (freqhog).
- Apex AT2408S
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.
Plan of attack
Get hold of the schematics for your TV. Understand where the RGB and Fast Blanking signals go from OSD to the Jungle (Chroma) chip.
Points where the R, G, B and Blank wires should be connected are marked with colored dots.
Performing the mod
STEP 1: Remove the following components
Remove the RGB resistors to ground
STEP 2: Connect RGBs, Blanking and Audio
Connect the RED, GREEN, BLUE, BLANKING wires
Connect the SIGNAL, AUDIO RIGHT, AUDIO LEFT, GROUND wires
STEP 3: Build your mux circuit
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.
|Mux board audio LR (R7, R8)||1kΩ|
|Mux board RGB termination (R1, R2, R3)||75Ω|
|Mux board RGB inline resistors (R4, R5, R6)||220Ω|
|Mux board blanking diode (R9)||1N4148|
|Mux board blanking Resistor (R11)||1kΩ|
STEP 4: Attach the female SCART connector to TV
I don't have pictures for this yet from the modder. They are still working on this at the time of this post.
Creating a SCART cutout and mounting it is an art. I have a dedicated section for it.