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A dead CRT TV set was brought back to life. Model: JVC AV213EE

By on April 1, 2014








A friend of mine brought this TV set to my shop for repair. The customer had this TV set in his storage room for almost a year and now he decided to get it fixed.

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I powered up the TV set and I could not see anything on the screen not even a stand by light. From experience, when there is no stand by light, my attention will be at the HOT (Horizontal Output Transistor) and the fly back section.

I took the cover off and I saw this dusty board. I had to clean some parts with a brush to see what I am dealing with.

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I checked the fuse to make sure it was not open and I just like I expected, it was intact. I measured the voltage at the main capacitor and I was getting the right voltage there.

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As I said before, my focus was on the fly back area and the HOT. I de soldered the HOT off board and just like I expected it was shorted on all three pins. It was D1878. It was an NPN transistor and diode in one, TV-HA 1500/800 volts, 5 amps and 60W.


I checked in the replacement book and found out that I could use D1555 transistor instead. For your information, this information mentioned in the data book was not correct because the moment, I installed it there, it took one seconds to blow in three pins. When I checked the information on this transistor, it was almost the same except the Amp part, it was only 5 Amp.


This is where the HOT go in this TV set. Very easy to reach and install. I just love JVC product.


I did one thing before I installed the original part number back on this TV set. I installed a light bulb to the collector pin on the transistor and to ground and light bulb came on and I could read the stand by voltage there.


As you can see, I was getting 81.2 DC voltages there which is a good stand by voltage reading. I added thermal past to the transistor and I installed back on board.


I powered the TV set, here is the result.

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Mission Accomplished.





This article was prepared for you by Waleed Rishmawi, one of our ‘Master Authors’ and currently working in the Bethlehem area of Palestine repairing electrical and electronic equipment.

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