What to do with a broken TV

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by upsidedown, 15 Apr 2010.

  1. upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit
    Yesterday Mrs UD threw a Wii remote at the TV during a bowling game.
    The TV is now shagged, a 42" LCD job, about 4 months old.

    It's not repairable, any ideas what to do with it ? Seems a shame to take it to the tip. You can't buy replacement screens.

    I'd happily do without one but i've been out-voted.

    Ideas ?
     
  2. darthpaul

    darthpaul Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    Needs recycling properly and if repair is too expensive then that has to be the tip to make sure that its dealt with correctly. Or if you think someone might fancy a stab at repair you could try selling on ebay for spares or repair.
     
  3. sheddy

    sheddy Guru

    Location:
    Suffolk
    21st century headstone ?
     
  4. zacklaws

    zacklaws Veteran

    Location:
    Beverley
    42" Picture frame?
     
  5. shippers

    shippers Senior Member

    Location:
    Sunny Wakefield
    Might be worth claiming off the house insurance- accidental damage.
     
  6. OP
    OP
    upsidedown

    upsidedown Waiting for the great leap forward

    Location:
    The middle bit
    Insurance has paid for a replacement so feel a bit bad about making anything from it, especially on ebay which i avoid where possible.
     
  7. furball

    furball Veteran

    What about Freecycle or whatever it's called now?
     
  8. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    throw it in a lay-by...at night. ;):rofl:
     
  9. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    There is place in my locality that takes broken electrical/electronic stuff. Try phoning your local authority, they should be able to advise.




    PS I have PMd you the address for Noodley Towers, you could just drop it off anywhere around there.;)
     
  10. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Everyone else does so why not! There's a place a few 100 metres along our road which is a regular 'dump'...why Mrs N bothers phoning for 'large collections' and getting charged when we have big items to move I don't know :rofl::biggrin:
     
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    I sympathise with you, the countryside is in a depressing state with litter. I wish the new grass would grow quickly to hide it.:smile:
     
  12. Campfire

    Campfire Über Member

    our council will collect 7 recycle
     
  13. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    Worry not Mr snorri, for I and others get our own back - there is a McD burger place nearby as well so we had ir share of 'rubbish' from them, but they do not pick it up ('not ourjob/responsibilty') so we take everything (TVs Tyres etc and McD stuff) and take it to McD carpark...and leave it - not our job :biggrin::evil:

    Things seem to have improved....:smile:
     
  14. lukesdad

    lukesdad Guest

    I d sit and watch it, far more interesting than what you d get on a working one.
     
  15. Crankarm

    Crankarm Guru

    Location:
    Nr Cambridge
    :thumbsup:
     
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