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    Laptops

    I have a couple old laptops I found in an old building. What do I scrap off of them?



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    The battery as long as it's Li-ion and not Nicad.
    The screen as long as it will pass a light test.
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    HDD as long as it's SATA w/ no bad sectors. (IDE's have no scrap value.)
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    The processor as long as it's not soldered to the board.
    Misc. Cu/Al heat sinks.

    It's generally good practice to go with better than scrap if you can. There's not much scrap value in a laptop

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    Definitely what Hills said. How "old" are they? Any power cords with them to see if they will at least boot up? Don't be so quick to scrap electronic devices.... take it from me...lesson learned. Check ebay, craigslist etc for what prior pieces have sold for. Anything over a dollar is a bonus if you axe me! So chop away!

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    Thank You! I will keep those concepts in mind.

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    Thank You! Good advice one of the computer actually works decently well. The other is not worth much, because of something wierd with the screen. It lights up and shows microsoft windows loading, but no keyboard or mouse seems to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrapper473 View Post
    Thank You! Good advice one of the computer actually works decently well. The other is not worth much, because of something wierd with the screen. It lights up and shows microsoft windows loading, but no keyboard or mouse seems to work.
    Make a bootable thumb drive of Ubuntu and use it to test out computers. You use the thumb drive for the operating system and don't need to bother with windows

    I suggest the 32 bit version which will work on older and newer computers. 73, Mike
    "Profit begins when you buy NOT when you sell." {quote passed down to me from a wise man}

    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    It all varies from place to place, but generally, there doesn't seem to be very much call for older laptops.

    What does older mean ? Just an opinion, but i would scrap out anything that isn't windows 7 8 or 10. If you asked somebody else they might say that anything over five years old isn't worth bothering with.

    laptops aren't as durable as towers & desktops. They don't have a really long service life. The batteries and power supplies tend to go after three or four years. Hard drive failure is pretty common too.

    What seems to happen is that the laptop doesn't power down correctly with a bad battery. You get a head crash into the platter on the hard drive and that corrupts the operating system. The laptop won't boot up because the hard drive has been damaged.

    It can be fun to sort through all of the problems and get an old machine working again. It's a good learning experience but it's not really a paying proposition. In order to do it right ... you need to start out with another hard drive that has tested good, a new battery, and power supply. Once you've got the basics, you're ready load the operating system of your choice.

    Maybe you've got fifty or sixty bucks invested for materials plus your time ?

    It's money well spent for an education but not so much for the practical purpose of flipping a laptop for profit ?

    Straight up scrap value with an older laptop might be a couple of dollars after you deduct expenses ? It seems like you could do all right that way if you could do something like fifty or a hundred laptops at a time.There's not too much time into it once you get the hang of breaking them down.

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    Laptop buyer here. Basically, Core 2 Duo systems are done in their time of being over scrap value. There are a few exceptions, but generally, a Core 2 Duo or anything single core isn’t worth much of anything. If you want to sort through a pile quickly, just look at the Windows licenses. A machine licensed for Windows 98, Millenium Edition, NT 4.0, Windows 2000, XP, or Vista is worthless generally. I pull the RAM and HDDs from these and send the rest off as scrap. If a machine is licensed for Windows 7 or newer, see if it works and get in touch with a buyer. If you send me a list, what’s the worst that I can say? Hopefully, you have a nice lot, but if not, you’re just out a few minutes to ask the questions. It’s time well spent.
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    Some old bricks are worth $ to a collector.

    Here is the Ebay sold listings for old laptops !

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    Yeah mine are defeitly old they are IBM and Ienovo or something bought them out a few years ago. A

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    Hey Matador, Long time no see ! Good to see you're still doing your thing .
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