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What do you do with your outdated/broken pc components?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Icy EyeG, 8 Feb 2008.

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How do you handle your outdated/broken components disposal?

  1. Trash them on a regular garbage bin.

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  2. Trash them on a proper certified bin for recycling.

    11 vote(s)
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  3. Pile them at home.

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  1. SaII

    SaII Member

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    make them into necklaces and be all "gangsta"

    show off to your friends
     
  2. E.E.L. Ambiense

    E.E.L. Ambiense Acrylic Heretic

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    Add them on to the flat I'm building exclusively out of old/broken PC parts.
     
  3. Timmie

    Timmie Your Head Asplode

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    My friend turned his old RAM sticks into keyring accesories if thats any help :p
     
  4. newskiller

    newskiller New Member

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    I'll have a clear out tomorrow... ;)
     
  5. ryanjleng

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    test and store it, and then sells it to a customer with old system for the price of 8800GT. :)
     
  6. MixWizard

    MixWizard New Member

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    keep bits at home, never no when those old bits and pieces might come in handy. Or for a couple of bits like the CRT's i had find them a new home
     
  7. Fophillips

    Fophillips New Member

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    Outdated? All my hardware has a use.
     
  8. VictorianBloke

    VictorianBloke Man in a box

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    I generally horde things through convenience and laziness as I don't drive, at least until I hear someones mom/dad/brother/miscellaneous relative moaning about needing a pc for getting online then manage to cobble a working (and stable) machine together to "donate".

    Two or three refusals for payment ensue before a crate of beer is delivered (oh go on then) and the pc picked up. Door to door disposal and a frosty beverage. Everyones a winner! :D
     
  9. Saivert

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    well yeah

    I usually put dead hardware on my wall as ornaments, but old working hardware is kept safe in bags.

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    (and yes, I got 4 AMD Socket-A Cpus in a blue cpu tray there, all dead)

    I even got a broken laptop in pieces in the bag it came with.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeS8IVKTJfw
     
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  10. RostokMcSpoons

    RostokMcSpoons New Member

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    I've had some fun trying to turn old kit into something useable... my vaguely useful stuff has just been put in a cheap-but-bling case from ebuyer, and will shortly wing it's way on to ebay as a working system.

    My very very very old laptop is getting a new lease of life via a cheap ram upgrade - 64mb(!) to 256mb for £15, and then a clean install of a Linux distro - probably Xubuntu. It's already had Puppy Linux which was better than the existing Win98 installation.
    I've gotten some knowledge (and frustration) from being intro'd to Linux through trying to get wifi to work on it, it's been .. interesting :)
     
  11. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    my old P4 i now a key ring! w00t!
     
  12. Fused

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    I havent yet thrown anything away and the pile is getting big! Theres a few CRTs somewhere in the loft. I probably find uses for most of the working stuff now im getting into Linux. The rest will probably get modded into something. I find it very hard to throw stuff away!
     
  13. CyberSol

    CyberSol 1337 Pants

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    I usually keep my stuff, I trash things like printers and such. But for the most part the things can come in handy. I am actually running low on spare parts. I am just happy I don't have a SA to moan about the collection.
     
  14. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    give it to someone who needs it/could deal with it properly
     
  15. Brett89

    Brett89 Active Member

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    put it in my parents computer most often. or save it as backup should the inevitable happen.
     

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