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#1 mamalemons

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Posted 17 October 2014 - 10:08 PM

neex to know bow to recover gold ,siver and whatever else might be .computer

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Posted 18 October 2014 - 12:27 PM

The amount of precious minerals per device recovered would be cost prohibitive on small scale. Not to mention the toxicity of the process used. Unless you have a large volume of machines to recover the materials from. And sufficient safety training and comply with all environmental and safety laws. It's not worth the return on investment of time and energy.

You would do better with ROI recycling the basic components. Processors, PCI Boards, Wiring, Scrap Metals and the other recyclables. Then selling those by the pound.

Reference points: http://therefiningcompany.com/How-Much-Gold-Is-In-A-PC.aspx


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Posted 18 October 2014 - 05:12 PM

I have never heard of people trying to recover gold from computer parts. Or at least it is not common in my country :P



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 11:18 AM

If there was such a thing I would be rich now considering the amount of computers I have recycled through the years.


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Posted 20 October 2014 - 01:22 PM

Recovery of gold from any electronic gear is usually confined to the board edge connectors and their associated connectors on whatever the salvage item is.  Certainly not economical unless on a scale of a ton of scrap in and less than an ounce out.  Just like newsprint, $40.  a ton isn't worth dealing with at that price unless on a large scale.



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Posted 20 October 2014 - 02:25 PM

Slightly off topic.

 

Here's what happens to most of our old PC's.

 

Watch the video.

http://www.pbs.org/frontlineworld/stories/ghana804/video/video_index.html


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Posted 21 October 2014 - 11:38 AM

Gold is included within every computer's circuitry on account of it being a fairly good conductor, also hard to corrode and quite malleable. There is not much in any given device, as far as stripping down scrap computers you would make more money from trying to seel on the few parts that might still work and any working components that can be salavge from circuit boards than you would from extracting the tiny amounts of precious metals. of course in future there will come a time where there is no longer enough of certain naturally occuring minerals to be mined so the primary source of them will be form recycling dead technology, but that hasn't happened yet and won't happen for decades. Even then it won't be the gold that is in demand but the so called "rare" earth metals (thye are rare but more abundant than the choice of name suggests).
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Posted 16 December 2014 - 02:59 AM

Hello all newbies, how are you all. I am Prince Charming from United State Of America. I love to meet new people as well as make new friends. I like to earn money from different different Websites on the internet. But i a listen that we can recover gold from Computer. So please tell me how can to recover gold from Computer. I want to recover gold from Computer for my bright future and my all friends too.



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Posted 16 December 2014 - 03:26 AM

 

So please tell me how can to recover gold from Computer. I want to recover gold from Computer

Hi Prince here is a short video I found that may help you.

How to easily recover gold from scrap computer chips

http://youtu.be/8lXd85YfcvY


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