I had a curious conversation with a co-worker last night.
I was telling him about how my Vizio 42" 1080p HDTV died after 4 years, and is now sitting in the shop awaiting replacement of 2 inverter boards. He related how his 720i HDTV died 4 years ago, after 4 years usage, but rather than have it repaired he decided to “scrap” the broken TV and buy another. He said, (and I quote)…
"I opened it, and took every bit of aluminum out… Every bit of copper… And took that to the scrapyard… I heard there’s GOLD in there, but you need to know how to extract it…"
I’m sure the look on my face said it all, (Dude. Surely you are not THAT cheap) :eek: because when I asked how much he got for the metal he’d ripped out, he just hand-waved it away with, “I don’t remember how much I got.”
Yeah, I’m sure you don’t. :dubious:
I’ve never been inside one but I figure most of the weight would be in the screen, (a glass/plastic sandwich) plastic, (the housing/wiring sheathes) and steel brackets, etc.
My question to Dopers:
How much metal value could be found in your typical 40"+ HDTV?