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Old 05-30-2004, 05:25 PM   #1
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Ideas for semi-borken laptop I cant keep?


Hi,

I have a semi-working laptop (floppy and battery dont work). As I am moving overseas and have way too much crap to take I need to dispose of it. I kind of think it is environmentally unfriendly to throw it in the bin. Any ideas on what I can do? eg is there a way to recyle computers or do you think I can even sell it given the battery is not working (its not the battery itself). Or do charities take them?

Thanks,

Mark
 
Old 05-30-2004, 06:16 PM   #2
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Hand it over to a charity shop (after making sure the hd is wiped) or sell it and say what's wrong with it. There may be someone with the same laptop who has a working floppy/battery but the alptop is borked.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:32 PM   #3
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It's still useable - I get my laptops on Ebay, sell it there. Replacement floppy drives aren't hard to get ahold of, and I don't use my batteries much on my laptops.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 07:59 PM   #4
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give it to charity claim it against your taxs
 
Old 05-31-2004, 04:03 PM   #5
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I know that in UK/Europe they are trying to recycle more computers/TVs etc. So I'm sure there is somewhere that you can take it to have it recycled
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:38 PM   #6
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where abouts do u live? i would buy it (if the price is right)
 
Old 06-01-2004, 10:54 PM   #7
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I live in San Francisco. Are you anywhere near here?

Mark
 
Old 06-02-2004, 05:07 PM   #8
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no im not, - but - if you could tell me how much u want for it - and how much shipping would be to the UK - then if i could aford it - i will pay for shipping as well - but i would need a total figure.

Darren
 
Old 06-03-2004, 12:35 PM   #9
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Hi,

How would this work though. If I send a laptop how do I know you will send the money. And from your point of view if you send money how do you know I will send you a laptop! Is there a way around this issue?

Thanks,

Mark
 
Old 06-03-2004, 06:00 PM   #10
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This is not ebay.
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