CRT Monitor Question (Metal Cage)

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Dalaran, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Dalaran

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    Dec 3, 2009
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    I am working on a project involving the use of a CRT monitor with a PC. The back of the monitor I have is just slightly larger than the enclosure I am using. I have removed all of the outside plastic from the monitor and see a metal cage that surrounds the unit. Is this completely necessary? It is only the top at the very back that is getting in the way, so I was hoping to either remove this or dent it in to suit my needs.

    Would this be causing damage to the unit or would it still function afterwards?


    Thanks.
     
  2. bertus

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    Apr 5, 2008
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    Hello,

    The metal case is used as a shield to reduce the radiation of RF and magnetic fields.

    Bertus
     
  3. DigitalReaper

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    The metal case can also be live AFAIK, so be careful :)
     
  4. Dalaran

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    Thanks for the replies. Doesn't sound 100% necessary :) Since it will only be about 5% of the cage that has any modification anyways.

    Thanks again.
     
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