What to do with a broken LCD screen?

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  1. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    Hey All,

    I replaced the broken LCD screen in my portable DVD player (I dropped it and it shattered). What am I supposed to do with this broken screen? The glass is cracked, but still covered with the polarizer, so it's not sharp. I live in NYC, but I'm not aware of any special city protocols for handling e-waste. I know that LCDs have mercury and probably a lot of other toxins, so I don't want to put it in the regular trash.

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Wrap in up so it looks like a b'day present or something, leave it in the front seat, windows down, park and have a coffee where you can watch the car.
     
  3. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ha, clever, but I assure you anyone who would steal it out of my car would have no compunctions about throwing it into the trash when he finds out what it is.
     
  4. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    Well, what about a TV or computer repair place? What you have isn't that big, and I would think that someone who deals with that stuff would be willing to put it in their stack of broken stuff. Good luck.
     
  5. DTphonehome thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hey, that's an awesome idea, thanks!
     
  6. mac-convert macrumors 6502a

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    G'Luck - don't forget the other idea if your conscience will let you. It's good for a chuckle later.
     
  7. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Yep that is a good one!

    DTphonehome, like your avatar!!! :apple:
     

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