What do you do with your old computers/laptops/tablets after getting new one
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Personally, I can do several different things with my old computers. Those that are too old and beat up to use loose all of their good spare parts. If the pc is still useful, I will use it to experiment on, and try out new operating systems.
Depends on the age. If they're REALLY old, I wait for my job to have a technology recycling week where we can take in all our technology stuff and throw it in huge bins without having to pay for it to be recycled. If it's still got plenty of life left in it, then I either give it away or sell it cheap.
It says "One metric ton of circuit boards can contain between 80 and 1,500 g of gold". Price check on that is between $3000 and $60000. It also says "in an effort to cut costs, manufacturers have gradually reduced the precious metal content in electronic products, and this trend is likely to continue". It would be challenging to collect one metric ton of scrapped boards, and although $60000 would be worth it, $3000 would not. Running a smelter is not cheap, and neither is isolating the gold and other precious metals.