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    scrapping remote controls

    Hi Everyone, Is there much you can recover from remote controls? Is there any gold in them?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Oxcart44 View Post
    Hi Everyone, Is there much you can recover from remote controls? Is there any gold in them?
    Open some up and see.

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    If your talking a TV remote, not that I know of.
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    i got a gold spot on my thumb from using it

    actually i was wondering that myself, from some older ones the other day
    Last edited by Bear; 04-05-2012 at 12:12 AM.

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    nope. but you can re-use the batteries in alarm clocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapper321 View Post
    Open some up and see.
    What, 3 screws? lol. Pls post pics...

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    There is usually one IC chip in them but other then that not much unless it is a gold finger print board tho rare

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    lol joe, now everyone will be tearing them down, looking for that one board

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    i've torn up a few, some have gold plated contacts, some dont. either way, i will scrap the board, but the grades vary severely from one to the next. scrap the planet.... no literally, the molten iron core of the earth is kinda heavy, lets scrap it!
    We're the renegades of Junk!

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    I hit mine on the side with a hammer. Plasic splits, boards are 9 times outta 10 low grade. Won't go outta my way to get a remote. Alotta people that I get tvs from want to keep the remotes as backups.

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    lol i usually find them at the tv repair shops dumpsters and i grab what i can reach but yea most have low grade so i cut the one chip off and throw the rest in shred but now and then on higher grad tvs you will find the low grade with gold finger print which i sell on ebay and people pay bigger then i would for them lol but its free money to me

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    Lol - now you are got me wanting to check all the remotes I have. Got a bunch in a computer lot that I purchased (around 20). If think about it I'll take pictures and post what I find for those that are curious.

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    I just broke down about 50 a few days ago, all low grade and did not find one IC chip.

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    I just broke 2 apart how do i post pictures? love to show what i find and actually lucked out with a finger print board lol but no ic chip just a clump of black glue looking stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by joebob49 View Post
    I just broke 2 apart how do i post pictures? love to show what i find and actually lucked out with a finger print board lol but no ic chip just a clump of black glue looking stuff
    There is a small ic chip under that blob of black "glue".

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    Thank you Mechanic i doubt i will bother with scraping that stuff away tho looks like extra work for the little chip lol

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    Hit them with a hammer and just toss in the low grade boards unless its one of the new computer remotes that control the whole house. Ive gotten 2 and both were high grade.

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    thanks Dunemaul I have yet to find any of them but will deff keep my eye open for them now may find some in the load i scored today hope it gets delivered soon lol

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    There may be silver on the board where the switch contacts are. Black/grey lines like the ones on PCB's.

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    I was given a whole garbage can full of remotes. I broke about 20 of them today, found 1 IC chip, no gold finger print, did find some that eesakiwi talked about. Are these still low grade, I just threw them in with the low grade boards.


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