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Thread: Are some computer boards worth removing the transformer and capacitor

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    camdaddy is offline Metal Recycling Entrepreneur
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    Are some computer boards worth removing the transformer and capacitor

    If you have nice looking green computer boards with a lot of ic chips would it be worth removing the transformer and capacitor,would it pay more to remove them.please pm me if you like



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    transformer on computer boards ?

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    If you have transformers and capacitors on your circuit boards they are not computer boards. They are low grade boards, you can take the transformers off without degrading the boards because they are already low grade.

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    ... well some of the REALLY old finger cards do actually have transformers and capacitors, but I have never taken them off...

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyscraper View Post
    If you have transformers and capacitors on your circuit boards they are not computer boards. They are low grade boards, you can take the transformers off without degrading the boards because they are already low grade.
    Not true. I have found some boards with transformers on them that went mid grade. I ripped the transformers and the large capacitors off.

    Do you have pics Camdaddy?

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    i will post some tomorrow but they are computer boards they may of come out of old stop light control boxes ?

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    So is the question, if i remove the transformer in order to get higher grade per board? If so, not a bad idea if you have some down time but I wouldn't recommend it if you have steady stream of business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremiah View Post
    so is the question, if i remove the transformer in order to get higher grade per board? If so, not a bad idea if you have some down time but i wouldn't recommend it if you have steady stream of business.
    very good answer


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