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In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Victor <email@example.com> writes >On Tue, 31 Jul 2001 10:48:19 -0400, you wrote: > >>Another caution. You have to be nuts to fool around with the inside of a >>computer monitor -- or tv. Dead is dead (you, not the monitor); the >>voltages are way high. > >High voltage is nothing to be concerned about. When you shuffle your >feet across the carpet and discharge yourself on a doorknob or an >unsuspecting victim, you are dealing with thousands of volts. >It is current that is the killer. True enough, but with the resistance of the human body you need a high voltage to pass significant current through it and there are enough elements in the back of a monitor that are more than capable of delivering lethal current levels. Many designs still use live chassis systems - if you don't know what you are doing or what precautions to take then it is certainly much safer to do nothing and leave the job to someone who does. -- Kennedy Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed; A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed. Python Philosophers - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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