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Old May 21st, 2014 #1
Alex Linder
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Default Any use for (huge, thick) old computer monitors?

Is there any value that can be got out of these old ones?
 
Old May 21st, 2014 #3
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Don't think you'll get much interest in them. Ten years ago I saw some at Good Will, though they're probably so antiquated now that even they'll probably turn them away.

I had a massive one from my first computer, ended up just leaving it with my ex to lug around as payback.

You can get decent, more energy efficient lcds now for 100$ or less, so there's no reason to keep those things anymore, huge waste of space.
 
Old May 21st, 2014 #4
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You can turn it into a fish tank.


or a plant pot.



or a bed for a cat
 
Old May 21st, 2014 #5
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yeah, i've investigated, seen some interesting videos. not much in them of value, not without putting nearly as much in to liberate any trace quality metals
 
Old May 21st, 2014 #6
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Default What Electronics Recyclers Donít Want You To Know

Lots end up here, 80% from the US




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CRTs piled more than 4 meters high in an imported e-Waste smuggling depot in Hong Kong's New Territories area. e-Wastes are brought here in sea-going containers from the port and offloaded, sorted prior to loading into trucks heading into mainland China. Guiyu, China.
http://www.hesstech.com/news2009_10_02.htm





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A view inside the burn houses where women sit by the fireplaces and cook imported computer parts. Guiyu, China




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This migrant labor family lives in a shelter made from bags of imported electronic waste with a tarp over it in the burning village. Burn houses are a stone's throw away. The air everywhere is thick with the smoke of burning computer parts. Guiyu, China.
 
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