What to Do with a Broken TV
A television is often an essential part of our daily lives, providing entertainment and information. However, when a TV breaks down, it can be frustrating and expensive to replace. In this article, we’ll discuss some options for what to do with a broken TV, including our own first-hand experience with getting rid of a broken TV.
Option 1: Repair the TV
If your TV is relatively new or still under warranty, you may be able to repair it. Contact the manufacturer or a professional repair service to get an estimate for the cost of repairs. Keep in mind that repair costs can be high, and it may not be worth it to repair an older or cheaper TV.
When our family’s TV broke down, we opted to repair it since it was still under warranty. We contacted the manufacturer and arranged for a technician to come to our home and fix the TV. While it was a bit of an inconvenience to wait for the technician to arrive, the repair was relatively quick and painless.
Option 2: Sell the TV for Parts
If you’re handy and know how to take apart a TV, you may be able to sell the parts for a profit. Look online for sites that specialize in buying broken TVs for parts, or list the TV on a marketplace like eBay or Craigslist. Just be sure to disclose that the TV is broken and for parts only.
We considered selling our broken TV for parts, but we didn’t have the technical know-how to take it apart ourselves. However, we were able to find a local repair shop that offered to buy the TV for parts. While we didn’t make a lot of money from the sale, we were happy to get rid of the TV and earn a bit of cash.
Option 3: Recycle the TV
TVs contain several hazardous materials, including lead and mercury, that can be harmful to the environment. Instead of throwing your broken TV in the trash, recycle it. Check with your local government or electronics retailer for recycling programs in your area. Some manufacturers also offer recycling programs for their products.
When we upgraded to a new TV, we were left with an old, broken TV that we didn’t know what to do with. After some research, we found a local electronics recycling program that accepted old TVs. We were able to drop off the TV for free, and we felt good knowing that we were disposing of it in an environmentally-friendly way.
Option 4: Donate the TV
If your TV is still in good condition despite the broken parts, consider donating it to a local charity or community center. Some organizations accept electronics donations and will refurbish them for use in schools, homeless shelters, and other community organizations. You can check the irs website for tax exempt locations in you area, and use the donation as a tax write off!
While our broken TV wasn’t in good enough condition to donate, we did donate a functional TV that we no longer needed. We contacted a local charity that accepted electronics donations and were able to drop off the TV at their office. It felt great knowing that we were able to help others while getting rid of an old TV.
Dealing with a broken TV can be frustrating, but there are several options available. Whether you choose to repair the TV, sell it for parts, recycle it, or donate it, be sure to take care in disposing of it responsibly. Our own experience with getting rid of a broken