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Old 03-07-2020, 05:28 PM
 
Location: plano
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I have a 6 year old 55 in samsung TV that I replaced. The old TV would attempt to turn on in cooler temperatures in the house but would turn on if the house was 72 or higher. We keep our bedroom at 67 and decided to replace this TV. I elected to pick up the new TV and did not think about what to do with the old TV.

Any guidance on how to dispose of this old TV would be appreciated. The issue with it was common in that generation, but of course with lower TV prices and higher repair tech pay rates I was lead to decide to replace it.

What would you do to dispose of it?
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Old 03-08-2020, 03:41 AM
 
Location: West Coast
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Google this:
1. "E-waste recycling events near me"
2. "Garbage transfer station near me".
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Old 03-08-2020, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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"Curb Alert"


https://dallas.craigslist.org/d/free-stuff/search/zip
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Old 03-08-2020, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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Facebook Marketplace.
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Old 03-08-2020, 07:45 PM
 
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See if your local recycling center has an electronics program. (They may only accept items at certain events once a month or once a quarter, though.)

If it still works, sell it (or donate it, if it's not an old tube TV, as most places won't take those).
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Old 03-10-2020, 07:23 AM
 
Location: plano
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I like the idea of donating it. When the temperatures are above seventy it will turn on and the picture is great. It is only 6 years old so not out of date technology wise by multiple generations only a generation or two.

I vaguely recall salvation army or some other organization will take items needing labor to repair as part of a training exercise for their clients?
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Old 03-11-2020, 06:49 PM
 
Location: New England
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In my area Best Buy will accept electronic products for recycling, except cathode-ray tubes. A flat screen TV should be OK.
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Old 03-12-2020, 07:55 AM
 
Location: The Ranch
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In my area Best Buy will accept electronic products for recycling, except cathode-ray tubes. A flat screen TV should be OK.
Not 55"

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Flat-panel TVs: LCD, plasma, LED
smaller than 50"
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/service...at149900050025
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Old 03-12-2020, 08:28 AM
 
Location: plano
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Thanks all. I finally have some time to explore options. I know this failure is common on this generation of samsungs. It is not that complicated or time consuming a fix for someone so inclined. So I keep thinking some place training tv techs might use this to train on and sell the repaired product for a hundred dollars or less. Will let post my end game if helpful to others.
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