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dismantling a tube tv

by cindyjjj / January 28, 2018 4:50 PM PST

I have a ten year old Sony Wega TV that weighs a ton. I have recently purchased a plasma TV and can't even give the Sony TV away. It is too heavy for me to lift and move. How can I dismantle it, take it apart safely? Is there electric charge in it after it is unplugged?

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Yes it has possibly lethal charges.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2018 4:57 PM PST
In reply to: dismantling a tube tv

The 27 inch was about 290 pounds so I know this one. When you buy your new set, ask them to take away the old set. No one here wants them and once in a while you find folk thinking they are worth selling. Yes, I think you have to give them 20 bucks to take it away (not the store you buy the new set but the buyer.)

Try (google these) Freecycle, Buy Nothing and the free section of Craigslist.

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is it safer after a time?
by cindyjjj / January 28, 2018 5:34 PM PST

I live in northern BC and phoned the recycle depots and put ads in local marketplaces. I can't get rid of it. If I leave it unplugged for a time, will it then be safe to pry apart and throw away in pieces?

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Small world.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 28, 2018 6:23 PM PST

I lived in Richmond, BC for 8 years and just went up there to visit friends on Victoria Island and mainland. I'll ask my friend in Richmond about recycling in the Vancouver area.

As to unplugged. These hold the many kilovolt charge for years. Service techs carry a discharge cable or such because of this. Stay out of the case unless you find the service manual etc.

I'll post again when I talk to my buddy.

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That's great
by cindyjjj / January 28, 2018 7:26 PM PST
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I live in Fort St. John, though. As a last resort I will pay someone to come and get it and throw it away. If a recycle depot could do it, that would be great. I phoned the two here and they won't do it. Thanks for advising on the charge inside it.

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