Originally Posted by jmacavali
I wouldn't open a monitor up. They're really not supposed to be worked on...
They are considered serviceable.
Trust me, its not hard, and will only take you 10-15 minutes if you know what you are doing.
LOL I took apart my old CRT monitor and used it for an ion propulsion device... That was pretty cool. Even CRT's are designed to be opened up, even though it is dangerous.
To the OP
If you open it up, be sure it is unplugged for 48 hours. I have heard that that's how long it takes to discharge, and then, just to be safe, discharge it yourself with a screwdriver.