> Did i say twist it with your bare hands when it is plugged in?
> And it changed in size, sometimes this fixes it, i am just trying to help, dont be a
> baby about it.
At voltages that can stop your heart, no one is being a baby.
> You sure it was not a 220/240 volts screen, modified with a 110/120V plug? try
> pulling the high voltage plug out and sticking it back in so the pins are sitting
> horizontaly compared to the screen, !!! watch out even unplugged it can still
> discharge 10 000 volts.
What do you plan to achieve with this?? And try 20,000 volts.
Most tubes made after 1990 do tend to self discharge but you should ALWAYS manually discharge the CRT JUST IN CASE (with it turned off) by using a rubber handled screwdriver attached to a croc clip cable, attached to the metal braid on the outside of the tube (ground). If you then touch the second anode (the bit under the cap) with the screwdriver you will discharge any residual power. Just make sure you keep one hand in your pocket so you are not touching ground/the metal frame by accident. You might need to do this a couple of times if you hear a "snap".
> When unplugged take a hairdryer and blow it in the hole and heat up the tube so any
> moist can escape trough the hole.
That hole does NOT enter the tube itself. The tube is completely sealed, it's just thin enough that the voltage can conduct to the inside of the tube at that point.
Regardless, italie is right, if it's new he should get his money back.
Edited by RetroRepair (04/30/12 03:00 PM)