Dismantling a big TV
We have a TV in our basement that doesn't work. It's a huge rear projection Hitachi Model #50ES1K from 1994.
Since it took four people to bring it in many years ago, I know better than to try to get it out to the trash myself. I decided to take it apart (I'm hearing some of you say "Oh boy" right now).
I noticed, of course, all the dangerous warning labels, and there are three cable going from the three picture tubes to a box in the circuit board and the box is marked "CAUTION - HIGH VOLTAGE". This scares me.
I stopped all work on the TV. While I have a basic knowledge of electronics -- enough to know capacitors store electricity -- I was confuzzled by this warning:
"THE CHASSIS OF THIS DEVICE IS DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO ONE SIDE OF THE LINE. DISCHARGE OR MEASURE ANODE VOLTAGE TO CHASSIS ONLY, NOT TO EXTERNAL GROUND."
So, how do I _SAFELY_ get this thing apart so that I can dispose of it without paying 3 more guys $20 each to help me move it and then repair the damage to my back door?
Thanks for the help.