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Mackie CR3 bookshelf speakers only play incredibly quietly on max volume

This is a standard issue diagnostic issue. We could send you to an audio equipment SE but diagnosing issues is what I do for a living. You say you have already checked most of these but the order I'd ...
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Why am I getting such conflicting safety advice regarding opening up and dedusting/servicing my CRT TV?

1st of all I want to say that both of the ways may work. But the huge diference is the safe way and the correct way. In order for you to be able to do that de dusting you must to take in consideration ...
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Why am I getting such conflicting safety advice regarding opening up and dedusting/servicing my CRT TV?

It aint that bad. Stay away from the metal clip that goes into the back/side of the CRT and anything that looks like a Cap on the board.
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Why does my 1989 TV have two separate power buttons on the front?

The big button connects/disconnects the TV power supply to the AC mains. This is necessary so 1) you do not kill yourself while opening up the TV for service, in the event you forgot to unplug it ...
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Is it dangerous for a child (or anyone) to bang away with a hammer and unscrew an old clothes washing machine?

the washing machine does not contain any energy storage capacitors which would retain a lethal charge for days after being unplugged. In addition, there's no pressure or vacuum chamber inside the ...
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How dangerous is it for me and the TV to open up my CRT TV to dedust it with compressed air?

I have a wet and dry vacuum. The advantage is that you can plug the hose into either the suction portion or the blowing portion of the air mover. Old TVs generally don't have fans in them, while ...
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How dangerous is it for me and the TV to open up my CRT TV to dedust it with compressed air?

Not very. The picture tube is one of the bigger concerns for holding charge. If I was in a hurry I would take a insulated wire and ground the the terminal on the CRT. Generally voltages had leaked ...
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How dangerous is it for me and the TV to open up my CRT TV to dedust it with compressed air?

The warning is due to large capacitors that store a charge. Enough to kill if the zap gets you at the right, well wrong, time. If you don’t stick your fingers in, or have a metal tube on the ...
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