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What to do with the old laptop?


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#1 Hal06

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:23 PM

My laptop died a few months ago. I have a new one and have removed the harddrive from the old one. Should I just throw the old one away or does it have any resale value as a broken computer? Thanks.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:33 PM

Well...an ATA laptop hard drive can be had for $50 or so, http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....&name=ATA-6

SATA laptop drives are slightly cheaper and more models are available.

The ultimate disposition is up to you. I'm sure there is someone who could use a working laptop and who wouldn't mind installing a hard drive and O/S in such.

Out of curiosity...how old is "old"?

FWIW: I see a number of laptops selling at the $350-400 range today (new).

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Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2009 - 12:43 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:59 PM

I bought it in 2005. It was a great laptop.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:30 PM

If you can sell it, try.
But if you end up not being able to recycle it.
Ask/Call DELL for a recycle kit and they'll send you one.
All you do is put your stuff in it and send it!

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 07:38 PM

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle As much as 90% of the laptop can be Recycled. If you don't recycle AT LEAST drop off the battery at a Radio shack to be Recycled. The batteries contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to the ground water.

Edit: If your really savvy depending on what is wrong with the old one. You can part it out on E-bay. LCD screens are hard to come by and are generally expensive.

Edited by Sneakycyber, 19 January 2009 - 07:39 PM.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 02:18 AM

Craigslist could also be another idea for getting some cash out of the old laptop (make sure you list it as broken, for parts, etc).




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