Posted 26 March 2009 - 05:18 PM
I used to work with a small organization the took donated older systems and tried to clean and rehab them to pass along to Seniors and Kids in need.
Laptops were a real problem. Most had so many proprietary parts as to make it extremely difficult - not worth the time or money involved.
Our organization ceased the rehab game. We still take the donated equipment for a very small cash donation and either destroy or return the hard drives. We either auction off the carcasses or properly recycle such.
The donations and the auction monies are then used to purchase new equipment to be given away.
You'll also probably spend less buying a new system rather than trying to up grade that older unit.
The only easy day was yesterday.
...some do, some don't; some will, some won't (WR)