I took apart a monitor once before (when I made my performa plus monitor fishtank), an did not discharge it. I would like to say for anybody elses case, I personally would recommend wearing thick leather gloves when doing so. I don't know if it will do aything, but trying to be safe isn't a bad thing.
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