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    Hello all,
    This is my first post here. I know well about gold and PMs in computers, however not know much about other metals. I know hard disks have Al, some stainless steel (some magnetic, some not). How about PCI card brackets? Do you separate those? They are magnetic but a little too soft for steel. Is there any place to find quick guide fom recognizing different metals and alloys?



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    Welcome shmandl and most of your questions are addressed in other old threads so the very best answer is read the old threads. Its up to your buyer as to what to seperate from the boards(pci for example). Please start a thread in the introduction part of the forum and tell us a little about yourself and experience in scraping. Mike.
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    How do you tell what is palladium and what is platinum and silver. Wondering if there is an easy way to tell what they are and keep stalking up. Please help

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    I want to know how to tell what those different little metals are on the boards. I want to start collecting the palladium and platinum. if u could help

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    Quote Originally Posted by nat0420 View Post
    I want to know how to tell what those different little metals are on the boards. I want to start collecting the palladium and platinum. if u could help
    Nope cant help you there sorry. I dont know what parts are made of what I just know what they are. Might want to try gold refining forum for those types of answers.

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    PTS, what's this pic?? sure makes me hungry, caught myself licking my monitor,,, I think it's your #4

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    This resource was suggested by Flimits. It seems to be a very in-depth document of scrapping electronics. Recommended study for anyone starting (and those who have been at it for awhile) in electronics.

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    item identification

    i was wondering if anyone was familiar with 5 pin solid state protectors. i have a garbage can full of used one and 4/5 of the pins/plugs are gold. i opened one up and the gold plug runs through the entire body of the plastic portion. so if anyone has any information regarding scrapping one of these id appreciate. oh yea I'm new here. first post. whoop.whoop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckvanstinkle View Post
    i was wondering if anyone was familiar with 5 pin solid state protectors. i have a garbage can full of used one and 4/5 of the pins/plugs are gold. i opened one up and the gold plug runs through the entire body of the plastic portion. so if anyone has any information regarding scrapping one of these id appreciate. oh yea I'm new here. first post. whoop.whoop.
    I'm not familiar with them.

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    Picked up 25 towers today mostly Dels, and was like....wtf am I going to do with these..... Thank you SO much for taking the time out to put all of this info together and to the admins for making it a sticky. Breaking them down and separating them as we speak!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PartTimeScrapper View Post
    Ok now on to diferent types of CPU's

    This picture shows the 3 different stages of a SLOT Processors. when selling these they have to be removed from the plastic case like the one on the bottom.


    This picture is of metal toped green fiber CPU's Commonly found in Pentium 4 systems, amd systems, and some mac's


    This picutre is of pentium and AMD green and brown fiber chips without metal tops. these are usualy pentium 2 and 3 and early amd series.


    This picture is of ceramic pentium and amd chips. Usualy these are pentium 1 chips notice no gold tops.


    Here is a pic of a golt top pentium chip.


    This is a pentium pro gold top chip. From what ive found out this is probable the heavist chip of them all and has the most gold content per chip of them all. Ive seen these sell for 20 to 30 bucks or more each on ebay.


    This is a 486 chip. The 386 chip looks just like it. These are the best chips by the pound as far as gold recovery goes. DONT throw these in with your ceramic chips they are worth about 3 times as much right now.


    This is the black fiber chips. They look and feel like plastic.


    These are PCI/AGP/FINGERBOARDS These plug into the motherboard and are usualy what you see when looking at the back of a computer. They have the gold finger looking things running down one side of the card.


    These are 3.5 inch floppy drives. Most people will just break off the gold connector you see in the middle drive in the picture and throw it in with there gold conector ends.
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    So those things that are sometimes screwed to an AL heatsink with legs that go down into the board are also considered an IC chip? Sorry for my bad description.

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    Do you mean these?


    If so, those are just heatsinks. If not, do you have any photos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zackcat64 View Post
    So those things that are sometimes screwed to an AL heatsink with legs that go down into the board are also considered an IC chip? Sorry for my bad description.


    They are transistors if these are what your referring too.

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    Just a quick request could someone post some pics of some low grade boards been scraping awhile just new to the e-waste game. Thanks mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Driver4185 View Post
    Just a quick request could someone post some pics of some low grade boards been scraping awhile just new to the e-waste game. Thanks mark
    Better would be get a few more posts in so you include photos. Take good photos of what you are wondering about and start a new thread. For the real answer on the valued of those boards contact your chosen buyer and include photos.

    I can not emphasis enough how much easier it is to have good photos to work with. Also there is a sticky thread on how to post photos on the forum. Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuckvanstinkle View Post
    i was wondering if anyone was familiar with 5 pin solid state protectors. i have a garbage can full of used one and 4/5 of the pins/plugs are gold. i opened one up and the gold plug runs through the entire body of the plastic portion. so if anyone has any information regarding scrapping one of these id appreciate. oh yea I'm new here. first post. whoop.whoop.
    I have never seen one before.



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    Very helpful post!

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