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What can i do with a Old TV? Answered

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The picture is very blurry, and you have to mess with controls in order to read text, and mess with them again to watch your movie. it is heavy, and i don't want to take it apart.

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lemonieBest Answer (author)2009-12-22

If it's no good for the design purpose: take it apart. There are some useful electronic bits in there. However, do be careful, search this site for "CRT" before picking up a screwdriver.
Or give it away to someone who does want to take it apart.

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AngryRedhead (author)lemonie2009-12-22
Agreed.  You can also donate or recycle it.
 

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lemonie (author)AngryRedhead2009-12-22

I've been pulling electronics apart for years, Radio-Shack? Maplin? no need...

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AngryRedhead (author)lemonie2009-12-22
I fear the number of toolboxes you must have.
 

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lemonie (author)AngryRedhead2009-12-22

Screwdriver, soldering iron... I do have a few tools though.

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AngryRedhead (author)lemonie2009-12-22
So what's your organizational scheme like?
 

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lemonie (author)AngryRedhead2009-12-22

Dis-

I pull things apart, have ideas, then look at what I have. Currently making a TV into a (basic) oscilloscope for developing a power-supply, I'm using lots of old TV / Hi-Fi bits.

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Jack A Lopez (author)2009-12-22

I bet it'd make a pretty good boat anchor.

But assuming you don't have a boat, and you don't want to take it apart for parts, and you don't want to leave it on the doorstep of one of your enemies, then I have to defer Lemonie:  give it away, free to a good (or bad) home. 

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