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Windows 7: Best deals of the day

02 Dec 2014   #1251
whs
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Thanks guys. Now I know.


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02 Dec 2014   #1252
A Guy

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What is a "Fire TV" ??
The previous version didn't sell well



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02 Dec 2014   #1253
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
What is a "Fire TV" ??
The previous version didn't sell well



A Guy
Is this one you had a call for and they said it just needed a quick 5 min. repair ?
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03 Dec 2014   #1254
A Guy

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Not to take this thread way off topic, but I have only seen one TV in my career that apparently actually burst into flames. Until that TV, I had only heard of sets doing this after a lightning strike. TV's may die and emit some smoke (usually as a resistor or device overheats due to a dead short), but no flames. A Guy
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03 Dec 2014   #1255
gregrocker

 

Bill is it true that if you try to work in an unplugged TV you can fry yourself if you touch certain capacitors? Which?
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03 Dec 2014   #1256
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

The old CRT TV tubes could knock you on your backside if you touched the flyback lead on the picture tube without discharging it first (don't ask how I know ). The tube acted like a large capacitor.
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03 Dec 2014   #1257
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
The old CRT TV tubes could knock you on your backside if you touched the flyback lead on the picture tube without discharging it first (don't ask how I know ). The tube acted like a large capacitor.
Please share this experience with us.Fellow Geeks need to know the hazards !
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03 Dec 2014   #1258
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Let's just say that one must discharge to ground the potential stored in an old TV picture tube before trying to remove the flyback lead from the side to avoid getting a nasty zap. Those things can hold that charge for days.
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03 Dec 2014   #1259
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Let's just say that one must discharge to ground the potential stored in an old TV picture tube before trying to remove the flyback lead from the side to avoid getting a nasty zap. Those things can hold that charge for days.

So, just how far did this zap send you ?
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03 Dec 2014   #1260
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Bill is it true that if you try to work in an unplugged TV you can fry yourself if you touch certain capacitors? Which?
Sure, there is a lot of energy stored in those capacitators. It's best to ground yourself.
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