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Question for the 20th November.

Discussion in 'A+' started by Boycie, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    When working inside a monitor would you wear an ESD strap?

    a) yes

    b) no
     
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  2. zimbo
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    [HIDE]not unless you want an afro![/HIDE]
     
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  3. Jakamoko
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    [HIDE]B - what Zimbo said !! [/HIDE]
     
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  4. The_Geek

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    No, I would not wear a strap. And the reason I would not wear a strap is that I would not be inside a monitor. I have a deal worked out with a local company who does nothing but repair monitors.
     
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  5. moominboy

    moominboy Gigabyte Poster

    [HIDE]i wouldn't, but i don't think you'd have to as the voltages in the monitor are pretty large anyway.[/HIDE]
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    I wouldn't work on a monitor period.

    However if I was trained to do so, the answer would be:

    [HIDE]B. - No[/HIDE]
     
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  7. P3-450

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    I wouldn't work inside a monitor, just not worth it.

    I wouldn't use an ESD strap as the capacitors store enough juice to send you six feet under. 8)
     
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  8. Dream_In_Infrared

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    I choose [HIDE]No[/HIDE]
     
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  9. Bluerinse
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    [HIDE]You should wear an anti-static strap if you are working on any electronics equipment so YES.

    However, I am a radio, TV and electronics engineer. I would definitely not recommend unqualified people opening up monitors. There is not much in them that would make any sense to a PC tech and on top of that, as has already been mentioned the potential for a serious shock is real, even when it is unplugged. If a fault has occurred in the monitors PSU, which is not enclosed in a steel box like PC PSUs. There is a good chance one of the smoothing capacitors has remained charged. They can stay charged for days, holding high voltages and enough current to send you flying across the room. Also the EHT (Extra High Tension) cap that supplies the anode of the CRT is a dangerous area. The CRT anode can stays charged up because of the capacitance created between the internal anode, the glass insulator and the external earth coating on the CRT. If you get a shock from that you will certainly know all about it, as the voltage is around 10000V :eek:

    My advice - DO NOT GO THERE!![/HIDE]
     
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  10. Jakamoko
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    Wise words, Pete !
     
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  11. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Definiatly [HIDE]NO[/HIDE]
     
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  12. Arroryn
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    [HIDE]B. Why would I want to be working on a monitor? [/HIDE]
     
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  13. Neall

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    [HIDE]B. No[/HIDE]
     
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  14. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    [HIDE]Good Lord NO! If the capacitor inside one of those things goes it's gona take more than a wrist strap to save you! [/HIDE]
     
  15. farmer

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    there would be blue snow before you got me insede a monitor so the anwer is no
     
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  16. juice142

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    I wouldn't be poking around in there either, no Sir!

    :badi
     
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  17. daveo

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    If monitors have any sort of printed circuit board in them then I s'pose would make sense to use an ESD strap. Hmm, it's "yes" for me.
     
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  18. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Just for the benefit of anyone who hasn't answered in this thread and can't see the hidden text:

    Do Not Work Inside Of A Monitor Unless You are Specially Trained.

    Monitors have BIG capacitors in them!

    :eek:
     
  19. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Sorry for the late reply- i have a fair bit to do for leaving my old job/starting my new one :biggrin

    Anyhow, the answer is B. As already pointed out you should never work on a monitor unless trained but if you were, you would definately not wear a ESD strap. This would encourage all the big voltages to pass via you!
     
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  20. tobylerone

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    No, i think i'd be dead if i did!
     
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