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I need to get rid of some old computers so that I can buy a netbook

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#1 RedonYellow


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 09:37 PM

I would like a netbook but don't have the money to buy one. It would be great if I could finance at least half of its cost it by selling my old computers, but I'm not sure how I should go about this.

I have an 8 year old XP that was working fine until I got the blue screen of death. I searched for some fixes on google, and all the solutions I read said that I needed an XP recovery cd (?). I don't have this, and I'm thinking investing anymore time or money in this machine might be more than it's worth. So, now it's just sitting on my desk. I would have taken it to a pawn shop, but I would like to erase everything first if possible. (Also, there are somethings I would like to retrieve.)

I have a laptop that is three years old with a dead motherboard. If I try to turn it on, it only starts up around 1 in 70 times. And again I would have sold this, but I'm concerned about the data on it. I don't want anyone stealing it. What should I do with these computers lying around my house? And where are some places that I can sell them, excluding the internet? How can I keep from putting my files in jeopardy?

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#2 killerx525


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Posted 26 January 2011 - 10:49 PM

Completely erase the hard drive using DBan.

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#3 the_patriot11


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Posted 28 January 2011 - 04:37 PM

Not sure how much money you would make off defective computers anyway especially ones that old



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