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what can do with my old projection tv that stopped working? Answered

i have an old projection tv that has stopped working its huge and takes up alot of space im thinking of just parting it out but i dont know what to do with it. be creative any ideas welcome. Thanks!

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cliffyd

7 years ago

As of right now I am making my old RCA rear projection t.v. into a touchtable. I am cutting the whole thing down so it stand 3 ft. high and made a nice frame for the top. The entire instructable will be posted in about 1 month. Keep this project in mind it is great!

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ngonnering

8 years ago

Gut it and make a TV stand with built in DVD racks and such. Get creative and build extra storage for a stereo in the bottom. I just finished mine it looks awesome

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tomtortoise

8 years ago

Take the Fresnel lens out ant make it into a SOLAR DEATH RAY... i'm not kidding

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napierjohn

9 years ago

If you can't find a forum or other source for fixes, take it apart and have fun with the pieces. the Fresnel lens will be a large sheet of plastic with rings kind like a vinyl record. It is huge magnifying glass. Also, there may be other lenses, a mirror, and some other parts for future projects. Donate to your local science teacher. You can also use the screen with a projector. I thought of replacing the original image producer with a projector or remove the screen and use it for other things. Some people gut it, make shelves inside, and make a display cabinet for their models and such. Easy way to put your items behind glass.

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PuffMag1cDrag0n

9 years ago

If its rear projection, the frenzel lens is quite useful. My local surplus store sells them for $60. And they always seem to get claimed quickly when they go up on craigslist.

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cbennett811PuffMag1cDrag0n

Answer 9 years ago

im not sure what the frenzel lens is but it is a rear projection. do u know what they use them for? i might want to keep it if i could use it , if not 60 bucks sounds good. thanks for the input

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DELETED_GuardianFox

9 years ago

Depending on what materials were used to make it, it could become a great coffee table or another piece of furniture. It's also possible you could replace the existing projector with a new store-bought projector, depending how roomy the cabinet is. Got pictures? We may have some more imaginative suggestions if we could see it.

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ShutterBugger

9 years ago

Mate one of the lenses from the TV with a flatbed scanner and make your very own digital camera. ~Bob~

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cbennett811ShutterBugger

Answer 9 years ago

you wouldnt happen to have an instructable on how to do that would u?