|I agree with everything StuartS said. |
I have several CRT monitors and I'm going to use them until they die.
I had a Mitsubiihsi Diamond Scan 15' VGA monitor that I used nearlly every day, more hours per day as time went on, until it died about two years ago. I bought it new in 1997 ?
I learned way back when I took an electronics course in high school that when CRT TVs first came out, they were deliberately designed so that the high voltage circuits could not produce enouigh current to kill a person ( at least not unless they're doing something like standing in their bare feet or in water at the time). It isn't the high voltage itself that kills, it''s the current.
It's likely that still applied / applies for the later TVs and computer monitors. It still applied when I took the course.
However, the jolt you get is just like getting a jolt from a spark plug wire on a car when the car is running - you're likely to involuntarily jerk your limbs or your body away and you could injure yourself when you do that.
(Vehicle ignition systems were / are also deliberately designed so that the high voltage circuits could / can not produce enouigh current to kill a person.)