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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-02-2009, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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where to bring old TV

I have a 20 year old TV. It works but the color is gone. Are there schools or other places where they will take it to practice repairs? Encorp does not take it. I notice that a couple of places will take it if it's broken. I hate to dump it as it's not truly broken.

I feel terrible about this environmental problem but I took it from a friend who was going to dump it years ago.

Thanks for any helpful advice.



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Call the Recycling Council of BC's hotline and they will give you all the options. 604-RECYCLE if you are in the lower mainland. 1-800-667-4321 for the rest of BC.

In general, you won't find someone interested in a TV that old. The only likely option will be to get it recycled, which will be free as there is now a provincially mandated program in the province. Drop off locations are genearlly convenient, depending on where you live.

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Freegeek might take it
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Freegeek doesn't take TVs. Only computer related things.
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I posted the same question here a while back and was directed to this:

http://www.encorp.ca/locations

I went to the depot nearest me and they took my ancient TV. They would not take a VCR though. Seems that a VCR is next to impossible to get rid of responsibly.
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I have a 20 year old TV. It works but the color is gone. Are there schools or other places where they will take it to practice repairs? Encorp does not take it. I notice that a couple of places will take it if it's broken. I hate to dump it as it's not truly broken.

I feel terrible about this environmental problem but I took it from a friend who was going to dump it years ago.

Thanks for any helpful advice.



If the colour doesn't work then it is truly broken.

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I have a 20 year old TV. It works but the color is gone. Are there schools or other places where they will take it to practice repairs? Encorp does not take it. I notice that a couple of places will take it if it's broken. I hate to dump it as it's not truly broken.

I feel terrible about this environmental problem but I took it from a friend who was going to dump it years ago.

Thanks for any helpful advice.



If the colour doesn't work then it is truly broken.

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...not necessarily true ; I once had a hitachi , the color went one-night, and since I was in the market for a new T.V. I gave the hitachi to a friend.
She took it to a local repair store, and for about 60 or 80 dollars of a part and labour the t.v. worked great again. 80 dollars for a 600 dollar t.v. Not bad.
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http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/zip/

And wait for someone to come get it
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I got a TV that is about 30 to 35 years old, has the old fashion twist knobs. And has the original console heavy solid wood frame. It is fully functional in its original form. I think it might have value as a working antique. Of course its colour screen is not as sharp as the modern ones today.

It is very heavy, needs two men to carry it....

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I got a TV that is about 30 to 35 years old, has the old fashion twist knobs. And has the original console heavy solid wood frame. It is fully functional in its original form. I think it might have value as a working antique. Of course its colour screen is not as sharp as the modern ones today.

It is very heavy, needs two men to carry it....

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... or 2 women who can't be bothered to wait until the hockey game is over ...
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