If you have a broken TV, there are lots of electronics inside you might want to keep.
My JVC television stopped working over a year ago. I hauled it out to the garage to make room for a replacement. Now, I’m cleaning out my garage, trying to get it ready for a battery bank to power my frig with home-made power. So, this TV that’s been sitting in my garage has to go.
I took the back off the TV and heard a hissing sound. It startled me at first, sounding like a snake. I believe I broke the seal around the CRT, allowing air to rush into it. A CRT or Cathode Ray Tube is a vacuum tube after all.
Scrap parts I salvaged from this broken TV:
- wire harness and connector
Used in project: TI Launchpad MSP430 Powered by AA Batteries
Used in project: Joule Thief Powers ANY Color LED
Used in project: Scrap Metal Power
- heat sinks
I look forward to building some new circuits with the goodies I salvaged.
But where to safely dispose of the tube, which contains Lead? I’ll have to call my Regional Recycling Center and ask.