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    Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    Hi all

    Just wondering what everyone does with old hardware? i.e. do ya bin it, recycle it, donate it, etc.

    Like for example I have a load of ancient pc's which i've just stripped, held on to any good bits, and then smashed the hell out of the old HDD's and skip'ed.

    I have a Netgear EN524 (24 porth 10M switch with BNC connector) just lying in the back. Just wondering if I should bother keeping it or not. Maybe as a backup switch if one decides to snuff it lol

    What does everyone else do with their old unused/faulty stuff?

    Cheers
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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    I recycle. You may be able to donate to charity, but even they are spoilt for choice these days.

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    You should recycle anything computery. I get one of my suppliers to take it all off my hands. Since he deals in a lot of 2nd user and bankruptcy gear, he often has to dispose of stuff so he disposes of my stuff at the same time. I only pay for disposal of dead monitors (£5 each - BARGAIN!).

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    Recycle what I was chucking I doubt think would be use to anyone lol

    - a few Cyrix 486 PC'
    - a few AMD K6 333hmz - dead pretty much
    - a few Intel celeron based toshiba ones that refused to allow me to do anything to fix them. They were only 433 mhz as well
    - various old HDD's and stuff

    problem here is that I cant donate or recycle them. There's a yard down the road but not driving and wouldnt be given the money for the petrol either (stingy git I am lol - not really) plus more time spent doing that while I've plenty to entertain myself with as it is this hol....

    /rant over lol

    Anyone else?

    Nath

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    problem here is that I cant donate or recycle them
    Why?

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    Dunno lol

    I dont have anywhere to recycle them to. Look up my town on Google earth and ye shall see lol



    (Mark - you know of any places?)

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    we chucking load as most of it not of any use so stripped own parts and then chucked rest inc some rm 186's...

    tip to chuck monitors in a skip out them in skip and smash screen then can chuck them...

    Also remember after this month computers are classed as hazard waste so school needs to contact council and after December you are not allowed to chuck any workable electronic equipment...

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    We sent our old kit to a charity that supplies PCs to Africa. I think that's worth doing?

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    PCC IT Nath pay £11 per PC to dispose of them. We're supposed to do something similar but it's difficult in our area. I use a local recycling yard in town - I don't use our car for work either, so I just get some kind soul to drop it off for us.

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssimstar
    We sent our old kit to a charity that supplies PCs to Africa. I think that's worth doing?
    Indeed - tho they would send the stuff back if I sent them what I chucked in the skip lol

    Cheers
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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    as said here we take working ones and strip them for working parts... so only working ones are like 186's so no point in giving them away...

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    Thats what I've been doing today

    You shouldda seen the HDD i hit with a hammer today. Managed to hit it so hard that it popped open like a book lol

    Cheers
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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    Good old BOFH. Where would we be without him?
    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/07...05_episode_21/
    Problem solved.

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    right first step get boss drunk....

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    Re: Old hardware - what do you do with it?

    "We work on a 30-month life cycle."

    "Don't you mean 36 month in line with the normal three year warranty?"

    "No, 30 month. At that point we remove the theft prevention device and inventory stickers and redeploy them closer to the car park. Things seem to sort themselves out there because people can't resist the opportunity."
    I'm seriously consideriing that one!!!



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