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    Grade of telecom boards?

    Today I got a pallet of old telecom equipment. I am not real familiar with this type of board. I am sure there is value here, I am just not real sure how to grade them. I do know that some of them are really cool looking. I stand to get many more pallets of these types of equipment from these folks.

    I have included some pictures of the boards.

    The first 3 are all the same board from both sides and close up.

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    Thank you for any information provided.
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    In the 4th picture, lower right, just above a rectangle cut out there is what looks like a ceramic chip with a sticker on it. It probably is in a socket. Pull those and set aside. Look up the number on it, especially if there is a glass window under the sticker. They typically have better than scrap value. I would also guess back in 85 they were putting heavier gold on the boards too. Nice find.

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    I would probably get paid motherboard price for that.

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    Some might go for "telecom grade" beings their telecom boards.
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    They should range from $3-$8lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddelatorre14 View Post
    They should range from $3-$8lb.
    That is quite a range there ...................
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    it almost look like midgrade boards... I've scrapped quite a few phones.. only to become mid grade instead of high grade due to the the amount of copper on em... but if You can get better price You in luck... .. Let me know.. thanks.

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    I did get paid "motherboard" grade for them even though my yard was a bit reluctant. I had a whole gaylord of these boards, but I also had a gaylord of really nice regular motherboards and server boards also. He just went with us splitting the difference. That was at a yard here in Waterloo and they do not have a lot of different grades for boards. I got $3.50 lb for the whole lot. The place is only 2 miles from my shop so transportation cost were low. I have had good luck here and in LeRoy, MN. With the price of fuel right now it is as important to me to keep transportation cost down as much as anything. I only spent an hour or so on the whole transaction also, thus leaving me the rest of my day to do the other million things that need to be done.
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    Highgrade.. you lucky dog.. they would of dropped it to mid due to the copper on the board, but thats great.. so was most of your boards later p3 boards or mostly chi .?

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