CCFL tubes...what is the range of power they operate in ?
I see write-ups aplenty of how to fix screen backlights and re-using CCFLs from scanners and such, and ALL say 'beware high voltage !'.
NONE, however, specify what those voltages/currents/frequencies may actually BE ???!
Several times I have been offered LCD monitors with obvious backlight problems and have only gotten one to work by replacing bad caps.
This all makes me wonder - could it be that the ballast from a dead, smallish CFL might power a CCFL quite nicely - does anyone know ?!
Thanks for any replies !
PS: Please, no lectures about the dangers of high voltages and so forth, this question is being asked by an adult who is safety conscious.