The Consumer Recycling Guide: Repair Page
For a newer version of this site, see here.
After hosting recycling information for many years, obviously.com is proud to review select repair links. "Repair" is (or should be) the fourth R in "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle". Repair is not always less expensive than mass produced new goods, but it does provide much higher skilled employment, and can greatly reduce resource expenditure.
LCD Monitors and Televisions:
Surprisingly, just about any problem with a modern flatscreen can be repaired. While there are thousands of models, they are built up from a small number of component parts. The parts that fail most frequently are well known to a few select shops. Look for a shop with electronics experience, one that can repair boards to a compnent level (not simply swap parts). The resources listed here can all fix out-of-production displays, in addition to current models. Cracked glass cannot be fixed, everything else can be:
Linking to, but not copying, this material is permitted. Please use "www.obviously.com/recycle/". Comments, updates, and reprint requests (but not questions about recycling in a particular city) are welcome at recycle3 'at' obviously.COM.
Contents Copyright 1996-2012 Evergreen Industries & Obviously Enterprises. Keywords: consumer recycling, home recycling, about recycling, environmental recycling education, recycling waste & garbage, curbside recycling, local recycling, recycling, recycling, recycling. Last major update, June 2011.