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In this Instructable I will show you several easy ways to recycle and reuse the expensive components inside a TV. There is the PCB (not very useful), a lot of inductors, one or more transformers, a TON of magnetic wire (continuous and insulated), a screen (can’t use either) and heaps of components on the PCB that will save you a lot of money. This Instructable probably doesn’t work with LCD TVs.

WARNING: most TVs especially CRT's can hold a very high voltage for days. You should Discharge any capacitors on the circuit boards before going ahead and removing anything. To discharge a capacitor simply place a well insulated screwdriver across the terminals, if its holding a voltage you will get a spark. Or you can just bridge a large resistor across the terminals. And also, unless your very confident around high voltage and have a good knowledge of TV's, it’s a really bad idea to plug the TV in whilst the cover is open and go poking around.

Step 1: what you need

Material:
• Nice LARGE bench or a floor, best if it was concrete or tiles, this may damage carpet.
• A set of screw drivers
• Pliers
• Soldering iron
• Old TV

Optional:
• De-soldering tools
• Hammer
• Alligator clips
• Power drill
• Fume extractor/gas mask
cool ible. i like your bio: "My hobbies are electronics, pyrotechnics, chemistry and making cool stuff."
it might be a good idea to mention the PCB can hold enough charge to knock out or even kill you.
when i see a old crt tv on the side of the road i take it home take out the pcb in the back and the electorn gun off the back of the crt but first i have to discharge what voltage is left in it and break the vaccume so i dont kill myself and take off as much magnet wire as i can i also take old crt computer moniters i see on the side of road and do the same thing.
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It Might be worth mentioning in your Instructable that most TV's (CRT's especially) can hold a very high (if not lethal) voltage for days. <br> <br>You should Discharge any capacitors on the circuit boards before going ahead and removing anything. (to discharge a capacitor simply place a well insulated screwdriver across the terminals, if its holding a voltage you will get a spark). <br> <br>And last but not least unless your very confident around high voltage and have a good knowladge of TV's, its a really BAD idea to plug the TV in whilst the cover is open and go poking around :) <br> <br>Hope this helps.
thanks for the feedback. <br> <br>i used very very old TVs so i didn't encounter those problems.

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Bio: My hobbies are electronics, pyrotechnics, chemistry and making cool stuff.
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