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Monitor replacement - discharging
« on: September 26, 2011, 08:55:23 AM »
I have never discharged a monitor before and feel a bit jumpy about doing it.

The thing is I need to replace one, so the question is, can I exchange one monitor for another including their respective boards, without discharging anything (and without running the risk of getting shocked) ? Do you always discharge screens before manipulating them, or are you just careful not to touch what shouldn't be touched?

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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 12:17:35 PM »
As I know do somebody here the discharge with the fingers ..
BUT DON'T DO THAT ..

I never discharge the tubes .. I'm very very carefully ...
So please don't touch the High-Voltage ..
Or you will look like this :


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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 12:21:17 PM »
I don't have enough hair left to look like that.  ;)

Ok, so you don't discharge either. What should I not (or never ever ever never ever) touch appart from the anode?

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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 12:33:26 PM »
My rules:

- only discharge when you HAVE to separate the chassis from the tube
-do not ever touch anode cup unless it has been discharged
- do not touch the solder side of the chassis as there may be caps that still have a charge.

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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 12:34:28 PM »
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I have never discharged a monitor before and feel a bit jumpy about doing it.
I had the same,but now that i done it 1 time,im not afraid anymore.
i did it like darthnuno did


 ;D ;D ;D

But if i need to do it again now i just use a screwdriver.

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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 03:34:00 PM »
You can do that it' not difficult.
And you don't need to stick a screwdriver to a broomstick to be isolated  :lol:
Check out this vid: [email]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_4qc9Jyt5A

You can do it with an electrician screwdriver and wire instead of the fancy tool he used.

here is mine. ;D

Just clamp the croco clip to the chassis, take the screwdriver in one hand, there other hand in your back, and touch the metal thingy behind the cup.
You may or may not here a little "clac". Touch it a second time to be sure, and that's it.
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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 03:40:56 PM »
Thanks guys for your input. I might try the broomstick method. :) I simply love that photo.
The self made isolated screwdriver looks good to. That will be for the second try.

Anyhow I don't have the croco pinces and other stuff, so I'll pop out tomorrow and get some and give it a try (I'm also running out of paint, so will get some at the same time).


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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 04:02:11 PM »
You may or may not here a little "clac". Touch it a second time to be sure, and that's it.

i'm always touching it again after the anode cap has been removed and right before i'm going to re-attach the anode cap again!
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 05:44:23 PM »
You may or may not here a little "clac". Touch it a second time to be sure, and that's it.

i'm always touching it again after the anode cap has been removed and right before i'm going to re-attach the anode cap again!
And what is that supposed to do?

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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 06:04:59 PM »
Try to use THIS tool :



Works fine, is funny and perfect for a good start in the day ..  :lol:

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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 06:06:19 PM »
And what is that supposed to do?

from time to time i still get that famous "click" even after working on the chassis for quite a while!
all i need is ... PONG - and a select few others: TOUCH ME, DRAGON'S LAIR, JOUST, ROBOTRON, MR DO, SAN FRANCISCO RUSH THE ROCK!!!

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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 06:07:39 PM »
You can solve this problem if you do THIS :


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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 06:11:00 PM »
What ever you will do ! ...

BE CAREFUL !!!!


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Re: Monitor replacement - discharging
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 07:33:22 PM »
Sorry for the late response, but youtube and some very useful sites like tube8 are restricted in our office. ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV9Td8vAb0Y