There are multiple ways a person can deal with an old computer, including donating or selling it, in addition to employing it for an auxiliary purpose, such as serving as a home theater or a media server. Another option ... More »

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Old computers are safely disposed of by wiping the hard drive and donating or recycling the unit. Using a responsible electronics recycler keeps the computer and its potentially dangerous components out of the landfill. ... More »

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To recycle your old computers safely, wipe out all the personal information on your hard drive and then dispose of the hardware through a reputable computer recycling service such as those offered by Apple, Best Buy and ... More »

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The most common ways to sell old computers are online through eBay or in person using classified sites, such as Craigslist. Craigslist ads are free to post, while eBay listings come with seller fees and shipping costs. More »

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Some of the parts of an old computer that can be scrapped for money include the motherboard, the peripheral component interconnect board, the processor and random access memory. Although several other computer parts may ... More »

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Get rid of an old computer by donating it to an organization that refurbishes and resells old computers, such as Goodwill or Salvation Army, or sell it to a business that buys metal or electronic scrap. Find a donation c... More »

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Used laptops and personal computers can be sold locally at garage sales, flea markets, consignment and pawn shops and through classified ads in local newspapers. Used laptops and PCs can also be sold on the Internet thro... More »