1. Conundrum1885

    Laptop scrapping

    Hi,

    What useful parts/scrap metals can I get from in old laptops?

    These are ancient dinosaurs pre-i3 so aren't worth much as complete machines by the time you factor in shipping and handling.

    Thought about stripping off the copper alloy coolers as there is quite a lot of Cu in them.

    At this time of year I can plate it out for nothing using solar.

    Maybe the CPUs, Wifi cards etc are worth something?

  2. Waseem Alkurdi

    I remember that CPU, Wi-Fi, etc have gold and copper in the connectors.

    Especially CPUs have gold as it's a good conductor.

    However, I don't know if the quantities are commercially viable or not.

    But why not repurpose them? Are they beyond Linuxrepair?

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