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    Is there anyway of modding my monitor (just spraypaint), to make it match my pc? should i take off the other shell?

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    I saw a good article on that on a tech page awhile back, let me see if I can dig it up. Until then the answer is yes take off the outter shell. If you don't it is a good chance your monitor will not work anymore

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    Just be very careful though as some components in a monitor will still carry a good charge in them. :smokin:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Just be very careful though as some components in a monitor will still carry a good charge in them. :smokin:
    <center>:cheers:</center>


    That's very True, once when I was in my electronics class I saw a class mate get flung clear across a room for not paying attention to what wires he was touching. Zap!

    Bustout!

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    Yep even if they've been unplugged for a week. :smokin:

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    good point Wiggo

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    I thought so after seenin' one idiot thrown by one. :eek:
    And that had not been powered up for several days. :smokin:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    And that had not been powered up for several days. :smokin:
    well actualy, the monitor not have been plugged in for a while, has nothing to do with the charge/discharge of the capicators etc in the monitors PSU, capacitors don't loose their charge unless they are discharged by something connecting both contacts

    that concludes lesson one of electronics :p

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    Try it and find out for ya self. ;)

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    Andy, I have just spent 3 hours today studying CRT tubes and capacitors.....

    The capacitors in a monitor are HUGE!!! Not some pissy little ones like on a motherboard, but big ones that store up to 25,000 volts for a long period of time (up to a month in some cases).

    Problem in mind, removing the outer case is usually OK, the capacitor pins are usually facing down on the bottom circuit board - just be careful removing the cover and don't force it if it won't go. I busted the neck of a CRT tube by doing that - depressurised it = no monitor :cry:

    And also make sure the paint can withstand high temperatures and isn't highly flammable - monitors can often reach boiling point at times :eek:

    So listen to your elders Andy :p
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