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21 Jul 2013   #21

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
The CRT cannot store voltage, but their is a connection on the side of the CRT (a thick wire) that comes from the flyback transformer which could give you a severe zap.
YOU ARE VERY WRONG. The CRT does store a high charge of up to 30KV for days.


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21 Jul 2013   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Regarding the handling of CRTs:
This is not something that an amateur should even consider. It should only be done by someone with the proper training and experience. I won't go into any details because at the end all you would have is a little knowledge. And as the saying goes, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

Over the years I have replaced many CRTs so can speak from experience.
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21 Jul 2013   #23

Windows 7 64 SP1
 
 

After doing some research I will agree that a CRT can store voltage. I wlways grounded the flyback connection to the CRT before I handled it so both the flyback and now I know CRT did not have any voltage. Working on broadcast monitors I once got zapped by putting my hand to close the the HV while it was on.
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21 Jul 2013   #24

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
After doing some research I will agree that a CRT can store voltage.
Maybe you should amend/edit post #19.
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21 Jul 2013   #25
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
Water bath. Will have to be dried throughly afterwards (2 big fans, left overnight), and you need to check that there aren't water-sensitive components first, but that's how I inspect PSUs.

Other general advice is wearing rubber boots and use a single arm (and doing this with a friend). This will prevent the current from going through your arms or discharge through your feet (passing through the heart in the process), and the friend will be there to rescue you in case of electrocution (knowing Basic Life Support procedures would be optimal for both, any first aid manual has them, if you saw at least one episode of Baywatch you should know them as well). They call it "the buddy system". Never do something dangerous alone. Remember the movies.
If you get a discharge with this setup it will be painful and you may lose sensitivity/movement of the finger/hand for a few minutes. Better than dying anyway.

I don't use rubber gloves as I drop enough stuff already, with gloves I'm less precise than a 90-year old with parkinson.
You advocate dropping a CRT and PSU into water to discharge them? I wish you luck with that method.
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21 Jul 2013   #26

Windows 7 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
After doing some research I will agree that a CRT can store voltage.
Maybe you should amend/edit post #19.
Done.
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21 Jul 2013   #27
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

When I've called my ISP (Comcast/Xfinity) they always tell me to turn off everything for 2 minutes. I've got ahead of that, I turn it all of before I call.
"Mr Britton I don't see your modem"
"It's off because you always want me to turn it off no matter what the issue."
"Turn them back on please."
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21 Jul 2013   #28

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
When I've called my ISP (Comcast/Xfinity) they always tell me to turn off everything for 2 minutes. I've got ahead of that, I turn it all of before I call.
"Mr Britton I don't see your modem"
"It's off because you always want me to turn it off no matter what the issue."
"Turn them back on please."



^^^^my hero <(0.0)> ^^^^
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22 Jul 2013   #29

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Windows XP SP3, Linux Mint 17 MATE (64 bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PaulGo View Post
After doing some research I will agree that a CRT can store voltage.
Maybe you should amend/edit post #19.
Done.
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22 Jul 2013   #30

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You advocate dropping a CRT and PSU into water to discharge them? I wish you luck with that method.
No, I just said I gently drop PSUs in water (in an iron container on the grass outside) before disassembling them to see if there is something fixable (usually to change the fan). You have a better idea? I cannot reach the capacitor's contacts in any way before it's fully disassembled and I'm not going to take risks. I'd rather risk damaging the PSU than myself. I can guarantee that it does no damage to PSUs (if you take the time to dry it well with fans before assembling it again and powering up).

I don't know about CRT, but I suggested it because in case you cannot reach the contacts due to casing or whatever making the disassembly at risk of electrocution, water could be a solution.
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