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This requires technical skills. Basically to discharge a crt you need a long screwdriver and a 2 wired side to side alligator clips. Unplug the set from outlet for safety. Wear a rubber shoes as you are a begginner, this in case that something has missed your body discharge it to the ground for your protection. First connect the alligator clip on the conductive part of a screwdriver since i think you are beginner. Clip the other end of alligator clip connected side to side to the crt ground, this wire is non insulated just around the crt tube. Or if you cannot find it, on most cases the tuner ground is also use. Hold the connected to ground screwdriver's insulated handle. Do not touch any conductive line of any part of a tv or the screwdriver metallic line. Try to peel off the Flyback anode through the point of your grounded through alligator clips and if you hear a little or a huge spark, again repeat it for safety reason. Thanks for using Fixya.

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good day since you have been already replaced the fly back transformer as you said so meaning the problem is not the FBT. any way here are some of my recommendation to isolate the problem .
  1. unplug the tv unit and then unscrew to open the back cover and gain access the crt chassis.
  2. now with use of flat screw driver remove the anode cap of fly back transformer make sure you discharge first for your are you going to discharge the voltage,get single wire then flat screw driver now strip one end of the wire and tie it to the flat screw driver the other end of the wire splice at the chassis ground of picture tube. and then insert the end portion of the flat screw driver to the anode cap to discharge the voltage left. you can now pull out the anode cap.
  3. by this time you will turn on the tv unit place the anode cap in a safe position not to damage the board be careful its a high voltage. plug the power cord and turn on then observed if their is an arching at the anode cap usually a blue color just to know if the high voltage is present.
  4. if their is a high voltage that means horizontal output transistor is good thats why the fly back transformer is on. your next step is to check the secondary voltage of fly back transformer with the use of digital tester or even an analog tester to know why their is no 1000v. check bad fusible resistor near the fly back transformer usually a 22ohms value this is where the 1000v pass through going to chroma board or video board. if open or no resistance pull out the said part and then replace with the same rating value.check also shorted diode connected to the resistor sometimes it was the cause why the resistor get bad.
  5. after you replaced defective part insert again the anode cap for testing once again be careful.
  6. now turn on again the tv unit then observed if their is a video on the screen check also the heater voltage at the chroma board if present usually about 2Vac something you will also noticed their is a light at the neck of the picture tube.
  7. if the 1000V is present the heater and the B+ supply voltage i'm sure the video will come out. i hope those steps that i give to you will help to fix your problem thanks for choosing the fixya if you have further question i'm glad to help you.

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Discharging the CRT is quite tricky and dangerous, it should only be carried out by a qualified mac tech.

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Use one hand keeping the other behind your back. Do not touch anything with the other had while you are discharging.

Once you have taken off the casing connect the alligator clip from the lead to the ground lug on the all-in-one system. Then slide the discharge tool under the anode cap into the anode aperture. As soon as you feel the metal of the probe touching the metal of the aperture, the CTR is discharged.

Try not to leave the machine open for any lenght of time.

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First off there is no capacitor that holds the High voltage on the tube. Its the tube itself that stores the charge and if you dont discharge a tube properly it will bite you!!You can disconnect the 2nd anode of the tube(thats what the cup is called)that puppy can hold a charge for months as I've picked up used tubes that other service men may have striped out of a junk sets and still got zapped weeks later and it can burn a hole right in you if it bites you the right way. That metal strap is the ground for the crt(the picture tube) The proper way to saftly discharge a crt would be to take a screwdriver perferably a flat tip and connect a cliplead to the screw driver and clip the other end to the ground strap. Carefully slide the screwdriver up UNDER the cup on the crt till you reach the middle of the tube as you will feel it as it wont go any farther. In the meantime you might hear a pop sound and that would be the dischargeing of the tube.. Keep that screwdriver in place a min. of 30 to 40 secs. then remove . Then pinch the cup the oppisite direction on both sides that the wire is running as the cup is held in place by a small hooks on both sides Be carefull not to rip off the cup or bend the small hole suround that the cup is attached. And never ever poke a hole in the cup as I've seen peeps do and when you turn back on a set you will have fireworks as the high voltage will arch out all over the place and if your hand or face is close to it it will get you too!! Now take the clip lead and attach to the grounding strap and clip the other end to where you just took off the cup and your all set.Good Luck with your repair

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