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I've always wondered why nobody mentions sending old, unwanted computer parts to charities? Yes, the people who run charity shops may know absolutely nothing about the item, or even what the [bleep] it is, but surely there's bound to be charities that deal with computer parts. I've got hundreds of old parts that, although outdated and not worth alot - if anything - someone could find a use for them somewhere in the world.
Am I the only one with such an idea?
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Please send a PM to Global Moderator Wannabe1 before you (or anyone else) junks anything. He is one of those charities that accepts old comps and parts and refurbishes them to distribute to people who wouldn't have a computer otherwise.
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Thanks for the info - I genuinely didn't know wannabe1 did such a thing. Excellent! :whistling:
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There is a group in Australia also doing this http://vic.computerbank.org.au/

Computerbank Victoria founded the Australian Computerbank project in 1998. We recycle donated computers with quality free software and distribute them to disadvantaged individuals and community groups. Donated computers are tested and obsolete parts are stripped and recycled by volunteers, staff and Work for the Dole participants. We install a free Debian Linux operating system on our computers. The system is customised to run efficiently on older hardware. Computerbank is run by volunteers.


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There are a few here, although there is a thing called freecycling kinda like a free ebay.
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Just gave away machines #8 and #9 for this year...number 10 is running, but needs an operating system. Ten machines was the goal for this school year... :whistling: Anything over that is :blink:

Thanks to all who have helped. :help:
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Just gave away machines #8 and #9 for this year...number 10 is running, but needs an operating system. Ten machines was the goal for this school year... :blink: Anything over that is :help:

Thanks to all who have helped. :help:


That is amazing! :whistling:

Thank YOU for doing something so great for these kids! :)
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I believe I sent wannabe1 enough parts for 5 computers and some change? Ill be sending all my spare stuff to him from now on. Its a great program and definitely something to get involved with.
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all of my pc's at work are on a 3 year warranty type situation....after 3 years...if something goes bad enough that i don't want to fix it...it get's "scrapped"...history dictates that i decide what scrapped means...so...you might be seeing a few from me in the next year or so
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