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Opening a Compaq presario 1725 CRT? Answered

So I was looking around one day and found and old Compaq presaio CRT. I brought it home to take it apart for the flyback transformer inside.I found two screws on the side and unscrewed them. The monitor wouldnt open and I thought there may be more screws and took off the labels (to check for hidden screws) and couldn't find any .Prying the case open didn't work either. Has anyone Opened/fixed one and knows how to open it? Are there plastic tabs that lock the monitor together?

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Kiteman

Best Answer 8 years ago

Is there an attached stand? It might also be holding things together.

Otherwise, if there is a join or seam right around the case, an inch or so back from the screen, then you're probably going to have to brute-force it with a flat screwdriver, as there may be tabs designed to lock shut when assembled, and never let go.

You're probably aware, but don't forget to be careful of shocks - the capacitors inside a CRT can store a surprising amount of charge for a surprising length of time.

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joeismydadKiteman

Answer 8 years ago

So there WAS a plastic tab on the top holding the screen in place. When trying to pry the monitor open, the tab broke and the screen came out. Thanks to all that helped!

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joeismydadKiteman

Answer 8 years ago

Yes, there is a stand on the monitor, I took it off but there were no screws that are under the stand. I tryed to pry the thing open with a flathead screw driver and a crowbar , but with no luck.

Yes, thanks for the warning, I wear gloves when I open it and discharge the capacitors so it should be safe :)

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thegeekeKiteman

Answer 8 years ago

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I don't open CRTs... no matter what is inside. It's probably got tabs on the inside to hold it closed so little kids don't kill themselves. ;)

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Kitemanthegeeke

Answer 8 years ago

(Or at least so parents don't sue when little kids open them and get a jolt that scares them...)