- on Home & Garden
- Published in issue 6/2009 on page 67
The Three-Quid Light Box
Recycling a backlit TFT or LCD monitor
Destructive) recycling is undoubtedly necessary for future generations to suffer as little as possible from present-day excesses in consumption across the planet. But before destroying and recycling a piece of equipment that has become unusable for its primary purpose, it’s sometimes possible to find another useful application for it, at minimal cost, thereby delaying the moment of final recycling.It all started when I bought a faulty TFT monitor over the ’Net for a ‘pocket money’ sum, intending to use it for spares to repair another monitor I had with a PSU fault.