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Old Desktop PC - Recycle / Tip?

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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
What do people tend to do now with old desktop PCs? I've had a go at cleaning it up and basically wiping it (the hard drive), but with no disks or any original documents etc, would anywhere take it off my hands, or is the tip the best idea?

Bulky monitor, windows XP, parts that are no longer available to buy basically!
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6y, 9m agoPosted 6 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Don't chuck it! Try eBay? You'd get a tenner with the monitor
#2
Freecycle someone will take it off your hands no problems [url]www.freecycle.org[/url]

We have a guy on ours regularly takes old pc's and/or parts and rebuilds them installs an OS and then puts them back on Freecycle
banned#3
Where you at? I'll take it off you just to see if I can recover any thing off your hard drive 8-) did you do about 10 passes on the hard drive?
banned#4
what is it?
#5
ebay w/ local pickup
gumtree
cheapcycle
local freeads

best selling locally as those CRT monitors weigh a tonne.

if you can be bothered then you could probably sell each part individually on ebay (ram, motherboard, hard drive, etc) but only if they're not too old.
banned#6
specs?

why not use it as a server? or as a downloader?
banned#7
lumoruk
Where you at? I'll take it off you just to see if I can recover any thing off your hard drive 8-) did you do about 10 passes on the hard drive?


and then do what? fap?
#8
bykergrove
specs?

why not use it as a server? or as a downloader?


how many people need a server lol!
#9
warehousestock;7873464
how many people need a server lol!


Think Byker means a media server rather than webserver:thumbsup:
#10
oldmanhouse
ebay w/ local pickup
gumtree
cheapcycle
local freeads

best selling locally as those CRT monitors weigh a tonne.

if you can be bothered then you could probably sell each part individually on ebay (ram, motherboard, hard drive, etc) but only if they're not too old.


It's about 5 or 6 years old according to the OH. Think I'll take it to bits and get rid of the hard drive.
banned 1 Like #11
a p4 chip is worth about a tenner

512 ram sticks 5-8 quid each

hard drive maybe 10

thats about it, i scrapped a 6 year old pc recently, sold the bits on ebay
#12
jubbyme
a p4 chip is worth about a tenner

512 ram sticks 5-8 quid each

hard drive maybe 10

thats about it, i scrapped a 6 year old pc recently, sold the bits on ebay


Will have a look inside. Thanks.
banned#13
bykergrove
and then do what? fap?


I'm sure you would have over some of the stuff I've had off a hard drive on here, some bird working for reuters been to a world trade summit :thumbsup:

p.s. oh nooo at you looking through my feedback :shock: :lol:
banned#14
lumoruk
I'm sure you would have over some of the stuff I've had off a hard drive on here, some bird working for reuters been to a world trade summit :thumbsup:

p.s. oh nooo at you looking through my feedback :shock: :lol:


what? world trade summit? was she nekkid?
banned#15
oh, dont forget the video card, sold an ancient radion 7000 for 10 quid and a ati 9550 for 15 quid too
banned#16
bykergrove
what? world trade summit? was she nekkid?


no not there, just pictured at it, and was naked in the bath, at some bondage meeting has close photos of her with 4 different blokes in a year :? so a busy lady :?
banned#17
lumoruk
no not there, just pictured at it, and was naked in the bath, at some bondage meeting has close photos of her with 4 different blokes in a year :? so a busy lady :?


loooooooooool bull!
banned#18
bykergrove
loooooooooool bull!


I'm serious, sent an email to the Sun to see if they were interested but got no reply ;-) her official title was "Associated Press Bureau Chief "
banned#19
lumoruk
I'm serious, sent an email to the Sun to see if they were interested but got no reply ;-) her official title was "Associated Press Bureau Chief "


please dont pm me pics

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&q=Associated%20Press%20Bureau%20Chief&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi



SERIOUS
banned#20
dcx_badass
I keep all mine, got two PC's in the spare room at home, and two PCs in my room at Uni.


but zero gfs




bad times
banned#22
lumoruk


pm a non google pic to prove (not a pr0n pic plz cause i dont want nightmares)
#23
xcookx;7873502
It's about 5 or 6 years old according to the OH. Think I'll take it to bits and get rid of the hard drive.



If you do, dismantle the Hard drive and take the magnets out, they are great! I have them all over the house, they are rare earth and when you get two stick together impossible to seperate without tools. Even without the hard drive someone will take it on freecycle.
#24
I skipped* two PCs recently, couldn't be bothered trying to profit from them - Both pre 2000 :p

Took to the local dump and disposed of them sensibly in the electronics section.
#25
Local charitys use old pcs. Womens aid and blind centres. They are always glad of them.
#26
Thanks for the feedback everyone. I've tried in the past with charities but they never seem to take electrical items. Will take it apart and see what's in there.
#27
Freecylcle them as people are always after second pc's for the kids etc

Any of my friends who are getting rid of pc's always give em to me, I strip em down, make them worthy (add a new HD / Ram) and then flog them for the cost of the parts. I just sold a dual core 1.6 (i think) with a 120GB HDD for £40 to someone after a pc for the kids homework.

If the pc works fine, see if local groups want it, we have a couple of local groups here that do free pc lessons for people so are always after pc's

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