Why should you take additional safety precautions when working with a CRT?
A) The CRT contains capacitors that can store large amounts of electricity when powered off
B) The outside of the CRT contains traces of mercury
C) The electronics inside of the CRT cannot be removed or replaced
D) The outside of the CRT is easily damaged from electrostatic discharge
E) The CRT tends to run with scissors
The answer: A) The CRT contains capacitors that can store large amounts of electricity when powered off
The capacitors in a CRT must be discharged before you can safely perform any work inside of the computer.
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