Yep poorguy it is a real learning experience and I used to (foolishly) show my nephew what happened to electrolytic caps when connected the wrong way round - only small ones but still daft. By the by he went on to become an electrician and now designs electrical systems for MacDonalds and KFC etc etc So my "training" must have done some good LOL!!
The screen stuff I went looking and found out a bit like this HowStuffWorks "iPhone Touch Screen"
and this one that mentions the human body
Capacitive Touch Screens
Jeannie that must have been quite a bang as I can imagine that primary coil taking a hell of a pasting before melting down the discharge from the secondary - one wonder what that would have contained
I also found an enormous IBM machine dumped at the local tip years ago before they stopped you picking the tip over and it contained some caps in it that were enormous one I seem to remember was 5 farads and many that were over 1 farad and in hindsight we were playing with some seriously dangerous devices eh?
A bit OT but the plate drives from microwave ovens if you take it out and spin the inner drive (plate deck) round (very hard to do but possible) the motor generates around 400 volts !! Kicks with a punch and I was trying to figure out a way to make a generator by spinning that plate driver with a windmill and use an inverter to use the output in battery charging.
Microwaves are very interesting things to disassemble as there are so many parts that are so useful