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Old 08-25-2005, 08:33 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Actually just to clarifier my nerdiness, its not the volts you need to worry about. Volts (the pressure) is required to create electrical flow (amps). Its the amps thatll kill ya. I believe 1 amp can kill a human. I have been zapped many times by automotive ignition systems, anywhere from 6,000 to 50,000 volts, but am still here today because the amperage is so low. There is only 110 volts in a wall socket but enough amps waitin to fry you like canadian bacon well-done. Either way dont mess with a crt unless you know what yer doin.
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Old 08-26-2005, 04:51 AM   #12 (permalink)
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^^Its 110 volts in a wall socket? I thought it was 120?


I was thinking that it would be kind of cool to build a computer inside of an old computer's case, the kind that has the monitor attached to it. I dunno, maybe it's something I'll do when I get a little extra money.
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Old 08-26-2005, 12:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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its probably 120 so it is an average 110.

id just leave the monitor a day or two before opening it.
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Old 08-27-2005, 11:56 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Discharging the capacitors in the monitor is still a good idea, not with a screwdriver though, I've seen what happens (admittedly it was funny to watch).
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Discharging the capacitors in the monitor is still a good idea, not with a screwdriver though, I've seen what happens (admittedly it was funny to watch).
What does happen? I've always been curious.
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Old 08-27-2005, 01:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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They'll explode, and you'll probably end up in the burn ward
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:18 AM   #17 (permalink)
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A bang, followed by the discovery of a toasted techie a few feet away from the now fused together monitor/screwdriver.
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Yea that's mostly what I was wondering, if the screwdriver would end up welded to the internals.
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well u might want to load up that crt with fans lol becauze seems like it would overheat lol
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