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Old 10-13-2008, 10:32 AM - Thread Starter
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"We don't need a new television"
"That TV works perfectly fine"
"When it dies you can go out and buy a flat screen"

Help!

Does anyone have any tips on how to sabotage a 15 year old crt, that won't die?
I would prefer a slow painful death that lasts over several days(for the TV that is)

-Smonkey
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Old 10-13-2008, 11:57 AM
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One drop of Sweat or Water in the Back of the TV did it for my old Zenith..

My mom works for Sony, and she brought home a copy of "Starhawk BETA"
I quickly slipped it into my trusty PS3, and started playing.


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Get into the service menu and screw around with it. Also, if your wife/GF isn't too bright, set the brightness and stuff to wacky levels and play dumb.

Or you could just go out and buy a new TV. When she sees the new set she won't care.
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I will tell you -
1. you cannot run up to one and break the tube by stabbing it with a rambo knife*
2. you cannot break the glass by running up to it and kicking it as hard as you can**
3. you CAN take it camping with you and shoot it reapeatedly with 9mm, .223 and 12ga shells until it crumbles before your feet.

*not reccomended. very possible you may lose a finger
**may result in a broken big toe

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Donate the working 15 year old TV to a charity.
Use the donation as tax write-off.

Buy a new TV. Everyone wins.
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Old 10-13-2008, 02:37 PM
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Help!

Does anyone have any tips on how to sabotage a 15 year old crt, that won't die?
I would prefer a slow painful death that last over several days(for the TV that is)

-Smonkey

With a CRT TV there is a very simple way to make it look as if it is totally screwed up without actually causing permanent damage or putting yourself in harm's way - put one or more magnets real close to the picture tube. The more or larger the magnets, the more affect they will have. This will cause the picture to become distorted and have rainbow like bands of color all over, depending on where you locate the magnet(s).

Although it will not permanently damage the TV, it is likely to leave residual color impurity until the CRT is "degaussed" (demagnetized) to remove the residual magnetism. Since CRT TV's have a built-in degaussing coil, a few off/on cycles of the power, leaving the TV off a few minutes between each cycle, would probably clear up the distortion once the magnets are removed.

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"We don't need a new television"
"That TV works perfectly fine"
"When it dies you can go out and buy a flat screen"

Help!

Does anyone have any tips on how to sabotage a 15 year old crt, that won't die?
I would prefer a slow painful death that last over several days(for the TV that is)

-Smonkey

Is this guy for real?

Yeah drop it out of window while filming it stick it on youtube and record the SPL db level I wont to know how loud the bang is upon impact.

Or being more practical keep it and use it as secondary TV elsewhere in the house that’s what most normal people do. Or give it to the neighbour next-door and you’ll be in there good books.
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"We don't need a new television"
"That TV works perfectly fine"
"When it dies you can go out and buy a flat screen"

Help!

Does anyone have any tips on how to sabotage a 15 year old crt, that won't die?
I would prefer a slow painful death that last over several days(for the TV that is)

-Smonkey

Go sell it for $50 on Craigslist, then lie afterwards, saying you hauled it to the dump because it broke.
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Just a reminder, in the words of Grace Hopper, "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission." This motto has served me well in my ongoing quest to upgrade my electronics. Give it a try.

The measure of a man's character is what he would do if he knew he never would be found out.
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Old 10-25-2008, 04:20 PM
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You could send oh about 12 to 110 volts into the tuner and video inputs so they fry - space it apart a few days then say "well dear the inputs have finally died... time for a new TV".
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Start setting beverages on top of it, and then accidentally spill one.
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Heh, if you don't want to donate it to charity then send it to me, i'll pay shipping.

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:22 AM
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I got a good laugh out of this...I'm not sure how to kill it, but these comments sound all to familiar. Was your wife talking to my wife?!?!
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Just offer your old JVC on Craigs List or Freecycle. I did that two weeks ago with a 25" Panasonic and a 13" GE that were both 20+ years old and in no hurry to die. Offered them for free, and they went quickly, to folks struggling with money issues that were thankful to get a decent TV for free. Didn't seem to matter if these TV's weren't stereo or didn't have all the fancy jack packages or remote controls.

To me, its not worth the hassle of charging $25 for a used TV, then have to worry that it might break down in a few weeks and have to deal with an irate purchaser. I'd rather just give my old electronics away and enjoy the good will. However, I admit I do get peeved big time if people pick up the free stuff, only to put it up for sale themselves the next day to turn a quick buck.
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Start setting beverages on top of it, and then accidentally spill one.

That gets my vote. I have a strict no TV as coaster policy in my house (teens) I can see that happening very easily. Probably make for some impressive fireworks tho'.

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Old 11-06-2008, 10:32 AM
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The magnet idea is nice.

Or, if you can get in the service menu, change some geometry parameters by 1 unit every day/3 days/week until the image is unbearable.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:27 PM
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I also have a 27" Sony TV that wouldn't die and it's almost 20 years old. I wonder why TVs back then last MUCH longer than TVs today.
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I also have a 27" Sony TV that wouldn't die and it's almost 20 years old. I wonder why TVs back then last MUCH longer than TVs today.

How do you know they don't? I bought a Sony TV about 25 years ago and it only lasted 7 years. I replaced it with another Sony that lasted only 5 years. My longest lasting TV was an RCA that died about 5 years ago after 14 years.

My point is that some TVs last and others don't. Overall, how do we know that today's TVs won't last 20 years or more? I think some will, some won't.

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Tell her you don't want a converter box and you need a new TV for the analog shutoff. Chances are she'll fall for it(I assume you have cable/satellite).
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Donate the wife to a charity.

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How do you know they don't? I bought a Sony TV about 25 years ago and it only lasted 7 years. I replaced it with another Sony that lasted only 5 years. My longest lasting TV was an RCA that died about 5 years ago after 14 years.

My point is that some TVs last and others don't. Overall, how do we know that today's TVs won't last 20 years or more? I think some will, some won't.

Well I just bought a new Samsung LCD TV last month. In 20 years, I'll let you know if it still works.
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"We don't need a new television"
"That TV works perfectly fine"
"When it dies you can go out and buy a flat screen"

Help!

Does anyone have any tips on how to sabotage a 15 year old crt, that won't die?
I would prefer a slow painful death that lasts over several days(for the TV that is)

-Smonkey

Same here. I'm sick of my old 27" Sony CRT in our living room. The TV is 20 years old and I wish it would die already. Anyone have any ideas how I can speed up its death. I try to watch a lot of TV on it, but apparently it isn't wearing out the picture tube.
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Buy a degaussing wand and turn it on and move it across the screen. Your wife will never know how the picture got so screwed up. Then go to BB and buy a Samsung LN 46A950 and enjoy! Worked for me
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Then donate the old TV to charity, and get a tax deduction.
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Buy a degaussing wand and turn it on and move it across the screen. Your wife will never know how the picture got so screwed up. Then go to BB and buy a Samsung LN 46A950 and enjoy! Worked for me

Any magnet will do the same thing - but if the degausser in the TV is working properly it will fix itself the next time it is turned on...
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Same here. I'm sick of my old 27" Sony CRT in our living room. The TV is 20 years old and I wish it would die already. Anyone have any ideas how I can speed up its death. I try to watch a lot of TV on it, but apparently it isn't wearing out the picture tube.

Why don't you donate it? Lots of people wouldn't love to have a 27" TV in their living room. I don't have one that large, neither do my parents nor my brother. Must be nice to be so oblivious to the current economic situation that you want to destroy a perfectly good TV just so you can keep up with the Jones'. And they wonder what's wrong with this sick country.
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^ TY you are so correct it's not even funny.
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Why don't you donate it? Lots of people wouldn't love to have a 27" TV in their living room. I don't have one that large, neither do my parents nor my brother. Must be nice to be so oblivious to the current economic situation that you want to destroy a perfectly good TV just so you can keep up with the Jones'. And they wonder what's wrong with this sick country.

The TV is so big and weighs a ton. And where in my post did I say that the TV was going to be replaced with a modern one so I can "keep up with the Jones?" We have one TV in the bedroom and that's where I mostly do my watching. I'm happy with that. As time went on, we realized we don't need a living room TV anymore. That large 27" TV is taking up a lot of space. I mean, that beast is so heavy, I don't even know how I will get it out of my apartment if/when it does eventually break. Come to think of it, I don't even remember how I got that in the apartment in the first place. It's been so long since I got that.
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The TV is so big and weighs a ton. I mean, that beast is so heavy, I don't even know how I will get it out of my apartment if/when it does eventually break. Come to think of it, I don't even remember how I got that in the apartment in the first place. It's been so long since I got that.

If you think a 27" is heavy try moving a 32" tube or larger.
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you could also try the old "eithe rthe tv goes or you do:" approach--it will also yield a great deal of info to you about the state of your relationship.

oh yes, and then when you are kicked out you will be able to buy whatever tv you want to put in your new apartment as the divorce settlement is worked out...
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