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Rubber cup top of television tube is loose does this matter and what is it

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    gottaproblem Feb 12, 2008

    televisions going to the tip! swapped transistors, loosely put the back on, plugged her back in, turned it on, there was a flash of bright white light (fuse blowing) and thats about enough of that.

    thanks for your help
    cheers
    rob

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The rubber cup supplies the high voltage to the CRT. The cup will move around a little but it should not be loose. Make sure you let the TV set bleed off the high voltage before you touch this connection. The correct way to discharge this lead is to attach a lead to the chassis ground and the other end to a screwdriver and insert the screwdriver under the rubber cup and touch the metal lead under the rubber cup. Make sure your hand is insulated when doing this. You can remove the rubber cup by grabbing the rubber boot and squeezing it. This compresses the clip under the boot and allows you to remove the lead from the CRT. make sure you do this with the set unlugged and with the CRT anode fully discharged.
Good Luck,

- Jim

Posted on Feb 12, 2008

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