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    What my load of computers look like,,,

    I have mentioned that one of my customers is a trash company that picks out computers/computer equip. out of their trash trucks as they find it. I just wanted to show everyone what kind of shape these are in when I get them. They don't all look like this, some are straight but just dirty. This is one of the worst ones I've had. I got three of them like this one in the load. I only pay $1. ea. for these when their this bad. I thought you guys might get a kick out of this,,





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    Looks like hard drive survived the smashing. Slot CPU did as well. Looks like money to me

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    Haha, has certainly seen better days buy like parttime said looks like money! Especially at a buck a pop.

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    One of my sources is similar to that........I always wash my hands after.....

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    That's sweet. Are you going to be selling the parts on ebay?

    I bet being all mangled like that sure makes it tough getting you screw gun in there.
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    I get them from my guy at the salvage yard. A few look like that as well. Its just a bigger hammer to straighten it out enough to recover the good parts. It sickens me to think of how many have been discarded. Mike.
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    Now go beat the copper out of something, Miked

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    I bet being all mangled like that sure makes it tough getting you screw gun in there.
    A couple are so mangled I'm going to take a sawzall to it to open up enough to get the goodies out. At least I don't have to mess with a lot of plastic. lol

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    Shotgun

    Those are always fun to take apart. I will have to post a picture of the one I have that someone unload a shotgun on

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    What do shattered motherboards get per pound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by unknownk View Post
    What do shattered motherboards get per pound?
    Same as regular ones, as long as it's a motherboard.

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    did ya plug it up and check it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    did ya plug it up and check it out?
    that is the only 1 i would be bit nervous but as long as mobo is good all the wire's there why not lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisc View Post
    that is the only 1 i would be bit nervous but as long as mobo is good all the wire's there why not lol.
    All it should do is blow the fuse on the power supply.
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    Beware of garbage juice in those things. Nasty stuff!

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    garbage juice is the worst
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    What I would not give for a supplier like that...all those memory strips and CPUS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crowbar View Post
    What I would not give for a supplier like that...all those memory strips and CPUS.
    All it takes is for you to approach the independent (mom and pop) trash companies around the county, Their getting pressure from the Gov't to keep stuff out of the landfills, I haul off other stuff and buy their computers. I got 1 of 2 around here. The biggest one does their own recycling.

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    to my knowledge, nothing like that exists here. There is the county landfill and a small dump several towns over and thats it.

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    I get a 20 yd container once a week with computers and other e-waste that looks just like that. I don't pay for it tho.

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    Ever get ahold of some old barn/shed computers?
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