Step 7: And you are done!

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And you are done!
There are the instructions on how to take apart a TV or monitor!

The main reason why I wanted to take apart a TV or monitor is I am after one part: The flyback transformer. You can make many great high voltage projects with the flybacks.

Check out those two great instructables about how to make a high voltage power supply with a flyback transformer:
Simple flyback driver

Here is another instructable about how to make a lighting globe with a flyback transformer.
Make your own Lightning Globe!

And most of the other parts inside the TV or a monitor can be quite useful too. 

Before you throw out all your unwanted TV parts, be sure to check out this instructable on how to get tons of  enameled wire! How to get tons of free enameled copper wire

I hope you found this instructable useful!
If you have any questions, or need help, or found an error, or anything, make a comment!
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katerlyn7 months ago
Luckily now I have a dog that is a better mouser than any cat I ever had....
katerlyn6 years ago
i am trying to find an easy way to electrocute mice my cats bring me in the house alive....please no negative comments on cats.... i bought 6 rat zappers but eventually i had to spray the mice to get the jolt...not really convenient. i searched and so far havent found a way for someone scared of electricty (i climbed a tree in a storm and was knocked off ladder by ball of fire at next tree over...couldnt let go of an old metal handle on an old dryer once till my mom came and took broom handle and unplugged the fuse box to electric to dryer...etc. kater

Two wires from your outlet ought to do it. 120VAC - more than enough to get through their little bodies

Oh that is so sad...did you see the lastest mouse video on facebook....getting killed....8-(

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I googled your suggestion but got no directions. I hope there is an instructable sometime. I was connected to electricity myself when younger, as in above, and it does not hurt, it's scary yes, but it does not that is why I was happy to get a way to kill them without pain...any other ideas I would go for, but I cannot get the information needed to go your route. the rat zappers stop working after awhile..and mice can kill by causing fires, so I would not try the bell thing, they tend to get their collars in trouble so it's a vicious circle.
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Thanks for your information, i will look into it! I hate dealing with them dead OR alive. My latest trap has a wheel inside, I caught a poor fat little mouse and luckily the new tenant took it outside lately....I heard mice don't like peppermint and also cayenne pepper so I put the pepper in my garage doorways... I would use moth balls more, but since I can't smell I'm afraid I might inhale too much of it.
Alaska cabins use Mothballs to deter Bears... The results are mixed.. The current move is to electric fences, but they are carefully calibrated.
 What are moth balls?
ompune1 year ago
many thanks 4 th info as i wish to start a COMPUTER RECYCLING SCHOOL IN INDIA to give work to thousands of unemployed science students to set up small workshops ( 1-5 employees) in all the hundred cities.also i want 2 know if thre is any mechanical method of removing the pvc from the huge amount of electric wires which are burnt polluting the air. also what size of shredder is reqd for the circiut boards & how it is further proccessed. any other info or sites you would reccomend me to read for setting up a mini dismantling workshop as i am in th learning stage.
many thanks & awaiting your reply. balbir singh mail
tcarpenter ompune7 months ago

Ask a chemist bro. No mechanical method is going to clean molecules off tiny strips of wire efficiently.

McClay149 months ago

i took apart a tv like yours but didn't discharge the big vacuum tube, i got shocked by it while carrying it right in the bellybutton (ow). i have been getting migraines ever since.

bigbunyip4 years ago
wicked information dudes, i got an old tv and a monotor i been dyin 2 rob 4 parts, but haven't been game cos i knew u could get a nasty shock if u don't know what ur doin, so thanks,
brady9115 years ago
i wanted to point out that the most high voltage can do is burn you from the inside out if you are in contact for long, not kill you. The current is what killsm not the voltage.  It takes 50mA to kill, a CRT transformer only puts out about 20mA to 30mA.  It shouldn't hurt you, but could give severe burns.  I hope this helped you! :)
Actually, lethal current is only around 30mA, but current as low as 20mA has known to kill. It depends mainly on the contact time and what path the current flows through your body(eg. your heart). The cause of death by electrocution is mainly due to the alternating current altering the rhythm of your heart's beat which causes it to freak out and eventually stop. You should probably avoid this. I have always thought it much safer to wear a grounding cord and strap (a bare wire wrapped around your arm with the other end grounded would suffice) on my arm if working with high voltage. At least this will give the electricity a path to follow that isn't through my heart, but instead through my arm and down the wire. I haven't tested this however...

Note that while it's the current that kills in most cases, high voltage can still cause serious and lethal burns to internal organs. This requires more contact time though.
Yes, that's a good point.
you should have kept the electron gun and took the enamal copper out
Hey what do you know about electron guns and where can i find them?
joe korany5 years ago
there are electric shocks and then there are electric burns which fry your skin
I'm doing this right now. we removed the suction cup thing and the cord and didn't get shocked, which is lucky as I'm learning this minute. is there still a risk once the suction has been removed?
 If you discharge the CRT by connecting the anode (suction cap) to the ground, but not removing the anode cap, then the tube can charge up again. After removing the anode cap, the tube cannot charge up again as there is no circuit.