stuff destined for trash, speak up if wanted (more)

From: Ian Primus <>
Date: Sun Jan 18 18:59:12 2004

On Sunday, January 18, 2004, at 07:58 PM, R. D. Davis wrote:

> Quothe Jay West, from writings of Sun, Jan 18, 2004 at 05:25:23PM
> -0600:
>> etc. Also have a bunch of old pc monitors that will be hitting the
>> trash,
>> not gonna post those!
> As to old PC monitors, don't forget: there are lots of useful parts
> inside, from inductors to fuses, wire-wound resistors, wires, heat
> sinks, connectors, HV capacitors, etc. The same goes for PC power
> supplies. Worth the few minutes or so it takes to scavenge parts from
> them.

Definitely. I've scavenged lots of good parts from broken PC monitors
and stuff. The average old VGA monitor has a bunch of very usable parts
in it, and most of the failures seem to be connection or flyback
related, and almost all of the parts I've salvaged (capacitors,
resistors, fuses, etc.) have been good.

BTW - if you find any monochrome/CGA/EGA PC monitors, don't toss them,
people like me are looking for them!

Ian Primus
Received on Sun Jan 18 2004 - 18:59:12 GMT

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