Step 6: Taking out the Circuit Board

Ok , so now we have our plastic frame pieces, but it still needs a bottom.

The bottom is still attached to the circuit board, so we will need to find all the little screws that keep it in place and remove them.  They are ALL over!  and often sort of hidden under other things, so look closely... jiggle test, and unscrew away.

Some of the boards, are puzzled together with the metal frame, so be on the look out for pieces that slide out, or flip open.

<p>Sooo, gut it, make it beautiful, put a cat blanket inside. Nice idea. I love how yours turned out. </p>
<p>Thanks for the instructable! Caesar loves his new bed :D</p>
<p>Wonderful idea! Great Instructable!</p>
<p>I doubt the PBDEs are water-soluble so washing won't likely do much or will rinse the problem down stream.</p>
I wish I could have this but I have a dog not a cat!
<p>Very cute!</p>
<p>Hi, I like the Instructable and end result.</p><p>However, I think it would be wise to give more warning about CRT &quot;implosions&quot;. Although technically an implosion, caused by smashing a CRT tube whilst it still has its vacuum intact, this very rapidly then turns into an explosion of flying glass. If you've never seen one, you can here (there are lots more around):</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/_kAxSaETJRI" width="500"></iframe></p><p>This has two problems. One is cleaning up the mess. The other is that there are shards of glass flying around and eyes are softer than glass. If you are messing about taking out a CRT always wear protective glasses. It will explode if dropped accidentally.</p><p>I found this out at a young age when I put an old CRT into a sack and hit it with a hammer. It tore through the sack and ended up all over the garage but thankfully I wasn't hurt. </p><p>However, since then I've found what has turned out to be a safe way to decommission CRT tubes and I have never had one explode. However, still wear safety glasses and gloves just in case as there is always a risk. You need to get a pair of pliers and then use the pliers to get hold of one of the wire pins at the end of the tube. Then gently bend the pin. You will crack the glass where the pin is and hear the air going in. Once the vacuum has been destroyed, there is then no risk of implosion/explosion so you can dispose of it as you would with any glass bottle.</p><p>I also wouldn't rely on the screen being newer and not imploding. Although most screens now have an anti-implosion protection built in it is designed to stop the screen exploding in a normal home environment i.e. when someone knocks or throws something into the screen. It stops the glass from the screen from spraying out. However, I'm not sure it stops the back going everywhere but this isn't a danger inside a set as it will be contained within the case. Outside of the enclosing case might be a different story.</p>
<p>Wow... great cat bed... and too funny...</p><p>I have old computer monitor... but I don't have a cat... ㅠㅠㅠ</p>
<p>AMAZING!!</p><p>Probably one of the coolest ideas I've seen on how to reuse something!</p><p>Although I dont have a cat, I guess an old TV would work great for a dog?!</p>
<p>Very cool!</p>
<p>Nice Artwork!</p>
<p>mine is still currently in progress, but me and my cat is happy with it but can't wait till i get to finish it</p>
i Made this and it only took 20 min to take apart and paint.I did buy the stickers and frogs for $3 and i used a bath mat $7 (washable).Im happy with it and the person i made it for loves it.
Awesome Shakey0818!! looks cool, I'm glad it was appreciated :)
Really great use of something that is real bad for the environment. :)
This is so cool I need to make 1 of these
very kewl!!! <br>going to make one of these for SURE =)
<strong>&nbsp;</strong><br> I've only just seen this - Absolutely Brilliant!<br> (Puts <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Cat-Cave-From-a-Printer-Box-and-Carpet/" rel="nofollow">my cat cave</a> in the shade #;&not;)
nice idea, maybie i wil make one to for my mrouw
So cute! And considering I work at a technology recycle factory, and I get to take home a lot of old computers and monitors, I'm definitely doing this :D
Suppa cute!! love the devil 1!
pity the cat when you try to do this with a flat screen, ha ha.
Wow what an excellent job!! I have two (2) here to finish and I didn't know that you could paint them. My big cat (the older and longest) has a vintage tv cabinet for me to make a backing and pillow for her, only I can't decide on the fabric. The baby I found a monitor at the Salvation Army for .99 that I loved taking it apart. I'm going to try and make the custom pillow that you did with the pattern and her's I can't decide on the fabric too. <br> <br>I live for my girls to have pink always, so I may try painting it. I've tried to use plastic paint in the past and it turned out awful for me :( <br> <br>Nice job!!!!!!
SUPER CUTE BTW would this work for dogs too?
Will my flatscreen plasma work? LOL just kidding!
Yeah it will :P <br>
It will if you use a hammer LOL.
always the same cat website, lol
so funny with the mouse in front of the monitor :) great job!!!
I think my chihuahua needs one!
Finally! A use for several old monitors I've kept because &quot;There might be a use for them some day&quot;.<br><br>I can't wait to tell me husband LOL
Whooo hoooo! I've been wanting one of these for my cat for awhile now but didn't want to buy one. Thanks to stumbling across your tute, my cat's new bed is almost done. I just need to go make the pad for it.<br><br>I used our original monitor that we still had from 1998, and I bought a second one this morning from a guy on CL for $10 for a friend's cat.<br><br>But I do have a question: in all seriousness, if you were/are selling these in your Etsy shop, then why post a tute? You might lose a sale or two from someone like me. :) But thanks for posting it!!!!!!!!
I'm SURE posting this... has lost me some Etsy sales... but then that's not really the point. The point is to keep people thinking creatively about recycling, and trying to keep a few more monitors out of land fills. :-) ... oh yeah and happy cats, happy cats are REALLY important!<br><br>I also like keeping my art as transparent as I can... It helps me learn, and keeps me honest. I strive to keep things as eco-friendly as possible, and often other people have great ideas about how I can improve my process. Writing tutorials, helps me examine that process and share my motivation :-) <br><br>&amp; finally, I'm putting a little faith in my abilities as an artist.... people will make more of these (and I LOVE seeing Pictures of them...hint hint), but no one will make them exactly like mine, they will make them beautiful in there own way... which I trust is different than the weird &amp; funny I make mine. I'm totally psyched that you are making one!!!!!! <br><br><br>
Oh! that is awesome!! love that idea!!
These are wonderful!!<br /> <br /> For years now, I've wanted to make an aquarium out of an antique console tv (the kind that has claw feet and is free standing.)&nbsp;&nbsp;I guess I&nbsp;should search instructables for how to make one! <div id="refHTML">&nbsp;</div>
I once saw where someone used one of those to make a catbox enclosure. There was a curtain along the front. I thought it was ingenius!
Oooohhh Wow!&nbsp;&nbsp; I'd love to get my hands on a TV with the claw feet... droool.&nbsp; That would look great as an Aquarium!&nbsp; <br />
i can't wait to make one for my kitty &quot;Boudoir&quot;! I inherited her recently when my grandmother passed away and I think a cozy place for her to relax away from my dogs may be just what she needs. She misses my grandmother a lot, and she is 16!!! So naturally as a senior kitty she likes her privacy and needs extra comfort! Perhaps i will put some catnip in the cushion before i sew it up to encourage her to hop inside! Thank you so much for this instructable!
I love this one! I've got a monitor case, as soon as possible I'll make it :)
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this would be a great idea for my cats ..i think this<br> <a href="http://www.petbed.org.uk/">cat bed</a> is <br> affordable and not so complicated to do practically ..i will surely do this to give my cats a unique <br> <a href="http://www.petbed.org.uk/">cat bed</a> ...
This is a great idea :) I wonder could I add a bird cage front to it for budgies
Wow, nice screen saver.
Well... my dog is too big!
Sniff...<br> Maybe you can find a REALLY big tv?<br><br> I sometimes dream I can make a HUGE GIANT TV, in my back yard, so my kiddo's can pretend they are on TV... instead of watching TV :-)
Too wonderful!! I have a neighbor with double digit number of cats. Must get busy for her christmas!
This idea is too cute. I love it. I just have to find an old computer monitor and make me one for my puppy. This may be one of the best ideas I have seen on here
i gots the cats...now where do i get a moniter?

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