Curt @ Atari Museum
curt at atarimuseum.com
Tue Oct 4 19:22:04 CDT 2005
I'll never seen anything horrendous in so far as implosions. I used to
service Mac's "back in the day" and had to replace a few CRT's on the
original Macs. Apple would send the replacement monitor in a box and
inside was another box that you placed the whole mac inside of, you'd
follow the standard discharge and then purposely snap the tip of the
neck off the back of the monitor before closing up the box and disposing
of it, it was a scary moment the first time, but just a quick zip of air
and it was done, never had anything happen, did a few dozen monitor
replacements and disposals.
Jules Richardson wrote:
> Tony Duell wrote:
>> At least one person here has used a thin wire to cut the bonding,
>> then removed the front piece of glass, cleaned it up, and rebonded
>> it. It sounds like a dangerous project to me, not only because the
>> CRT could implode while you're cutting it, but also if you don't get
>> the bonding strong enough when you put it back together and the CRT
>> then subsequnectly implodes, the results would be very unpleasant.
> That does beg the question of under what conditions a CRT implodes. Do
> age-related implosions happen (or implosions for other reasons other
> than mechanical shock)? I've never heard of a CRT imploding, except
> for when physical damage has occured to it - but presumably it does
> In other words what are the risks - or is it a case of
> over-engineering in the first place to make sure (to a reasonable
> extent) that there are no problems out in user-land?
> Also curious as to the extent of the outward blast / debris field
> (that sounds horribly technical but I can't think of a better phrase!)
> when a CRT does implode. I'd *assume* glass just extends outward a
> foot or two, but happy to be corrected there! (of course an explosion
> would be a rather different matter)
> Actually, is the faceplate actually there for dsamage limitation
> reasons - or in fact there to help prevent implosion in the first
> place from mechanical shock? I imagine that coupled with the sealant
> layer it provides a reasonable damper if the CRT is dropped with
> Any people on the list involved (past or present)with CRT manufacture
> who can provide more information?
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