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386 PC and Components to give away

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by WbSearch, Sep 27, 2003.

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  1. WbSearch

    WbSearch Guest

    Does anyone know of an organisation/person interested in a 386 PC with
    keyboard, mouse and Seiko monitor? All works except the hard drive packed it
    in. The 3 1/2 and 5 1/4 drives worked when I put it away.I'd rather donate it
    than take it to the tip. I am in SE Michigan.
  2. Impmon

    Impmon Guest

    Check with your local school. I don't know of 386 would go far at all.
    If not, maybe a local church could use it? I have a bunch of XT's,
    286's and 386 in the garage because no one wanted them, not even
    Goodwill or Salvation Army.
  3. Gary Tait

    Gary Tait Guest

    Whereas On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 17:49:27 GMT, Impmon <>
    , I thus relpy:
    What would they do with it? Even a 486 or low wnd Pentium is pretty
    useless now. Sell the drives on E-bay and put the rest in the tip. The
    PSU, if a 200 watt AT tower type might have value to someone.
  4. David

    David Guest

    Strip it down to the bare metal and trash the rest.
    Take the metal to the local metal scrap yard.
    The old used floppies might be worth saving for your later use if they work,
    they are also pretty worthless now, maybe $1.00 max.

    If it just so happens to be one of the units with GOLD plated contacts on
    the memory connectors or board connectors, there are places that will strip
    the Gold of the boards and take the boards for free (saving you the cost of
    throwing it away).

  5. Rick

    Rick Guest

    Any stepper motors out of the drives (esp. old HD's) would probably
    sell on eBay. Not really worth the effort for the return though.

  6. WbSearch

    WbSearch Guest

    Thanks for the advise. To the tip it goes.
  7. anon

    anon Guest

    My experience is that non profits only want 486 or better that will boot to
    windows 95 or newer (boot from the hard drive).

    Why not call a couple of your local computer shops and see if anyone locally
    is recycling? Our main landfill has desktops picked up
    for recycling. Smaller landfill sites are only dumping the PC's they
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