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Monitor discharge tool.

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 9:28 am
by SailorLodestar
Back to my first time discharging a monitor. I didn't have to do it with my Sega Blast City because I was just moving the crt to clean inside the cab and it has a bleeder circuit. But now I have a Capcom impress, and astro city coming and I need to clean inside of both of them.

Will this do as a discharge tool?

https://www.amazon.com/AideTek-Pintek-V ... 76SGCTGQWH

I don't want to mess around with trying some homemade crap and killing myself.

Re: Monitor discharge tool.

Posted: June 12th, 2019, 9:47 am
by RMRM
You probably want to keep it simple:

Get a good insulated flat head screwdriver (you probably have this at home) and two aligator clips (good thick ones). Simply solder a heavy gauge wire connecting both clips, than put one on the screwdriver and the other on the metal plate connected to the chassis.

Simple and effective.