disabling a TV

PirataApril 21, 2010

Long story, but I need to be able to temporarily disable an old-style (picture-tube) tv in a way that a couple of kids can't readily find and reverse.

So the off button or unplugging is not going to suffice. Nor will a sledgehammer, much as I would enjoy it. I'd like to have a way that doesn't involve major dis- and reassembly.

Any suggestions? Disabling the cable would be a reasonable second-best.

Thanks!

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jdbillp

Have someone take it away. Or hide it somewhere in the house.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2010 at 11:53PM
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regus_patoff

You could use a wall outlet that was "switched" somehow.. remotely, etc,
but the kids would just be able to plug the TV in somewhere else.

You could completely disable the ON button (disconnect it internally)
and would need the Remote Control to turn the TV ON
(if it has a remote)

    Bookmark   April 22, 2010 at 10:07AM
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maryland_irisman

You could put a piece of clear scotch tape on one of the prongs that plugs into the wall and plug it back in. When you want to play the tv, unplug it, peel the tape off and plug it back in. Don't let the kids see you do it or they'll know what to do. When I was growing up, if we were told not to turn on a tv, we didn't (after the first time). The ringing in our ears was a reminder.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 11:30PM
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guido_gardener

Take away the remote?

Or maybe there's an internal fuse that can be reached without disassembling the unit?

    Bookmark   April 28, 2010 at 2:07PM
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