Posted by prb (+65) 10 years ago
Does anyone have an idea what to do with an older computer that is no longer being used?
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Posted by Dan Mowry (+1437) 10 years ago
That's a pretty open-ended question.

Discard of it responsibly, part it out, sell it to computer shop so they can part it out, turn it into a constantly rotating photo album, music server for your house?

As a musician I also have an odd slant to dedicated computers for my studio. Often, having a monitor, keyboard and nearby computer that stays connected to the studio equipment beats my general-use or work-use computers having to pull double duty. Do you know anyone that might have a need for a system that would be dedicated to one task?
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Posted by Mrs. M (+711) 10 years ago
St.Vincent de Paul will accept it.
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Posted by ocne (+477) 10 years ago
I would check with EMI and see if they have contacts for anyone who does "E-cycling." I haven't seen anything like this in MC, but in Sidney there's an event once or twice a year for collection of electronic items for recycling. I believe whoever puts it on works with an organization that collects obsolete/unusable/old electronic items and does whatever they do to recycle such things, or keep as much of them as possible from going to a landfill.

Good luck!
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Posted by prb (+65) 10 years ago
thanks for all the info.I now know where to check. thanks!!
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Posted by Its Me (+177) 10 years ago
A video tuner card can be added to them and Mythbuntu Operating system can be installed to make a DVR, To record TV. You can record TV without having to pay for the DVR equipment and service through midrives or any other cable company. Problem is you have to be watching the station to record, cant watch one and record another any time you have a cable box because of the decoding. You can hook it up before the box and get the basic and expanded channels and can record one of them while you watch a different channel.

Also with a clean OS installed, group homes are starting to take them for clients to use.
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Posted by J&J (+354) 10 years ago
I do some recycling and would be willing to take the computer for you.
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