Windows 10: Hording Useless PC Parts

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  1.    23 Mar 2018 #21

    Berton said: View Post
    I am keeping a WinXP computer running because once in awhile a client will find disks and wish to know what is on them. The computer has an Epson combination 5.25" and 3.5" floppy drive [also have a spare] plus a 250MB Iomega Zip Drive in it. Biggest problem with new computers and older hardware is the removal of floppy drive support in the BIOS. Can get USB 3.5" floppy drives and Zip Drives but not the 5.25".
    I wouldn't count that in useless junk, I have an HP laptop with XP on it and my brother uses it all the time.
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       23 Mar 2018 #22

    Berton said: View Post
    ... Can get USB 3.5" floppy drives and Zip Drives but not the 5.25".
    @Berton, check this out...
    http://www.deviceside.com/fc5025.html
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  3.    25 Mar 2018 #23

    I still keep a box or two of old known working parts. If someone came to me with an old beast and needed it working I'd hate to say "oh, if you just came a few months ago!"

    I used to pick up old PCs that were dropped off at our local recycle center, fix em up and test them, and give them to family members (get the old folks on line!) or friends. I also could sell them on Craigslist for $30 - $40. Linux people would buy them.

    But in the last few years nobody wants or needs a desktop PC. (No, Gamers don't want old crap). So I can't even give them away anymore. I've refurbished a couple of laptops, but it's even hard to give those away too. Most people are content to just use their phones. So I stopped doing that stuff. But I still keep the boxes of parts, and a test monitor, mouse, and PS2 keyboard.
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  4.    25 Mar 2018 #24

    Like the original poster, I've been involved in electronics since 1955 when I went in the Air Force. I still have some "good junk" parts around but I've sent most of it to the county electronics recycle bin. (I'm building up the next batch to go to the county dump).

    I haven't found any way to completely disassemble a hard drive. I wind up destroying it with a "bigger hammer".
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  5.    28 Mar 2018 #25

    Surely anyone that's been into repairing PCs has a massive 'collection' of spares. 'That will be useful one day i'll hang on to it' is my reasoning......only very rarely (if ever) is it re-used. Technology moves on but hoarded parts just sit gathering age and dust. I must have a clear-out....oh wait....i might need that.....sounds familiar?
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  6.    28 Mar 2018 #26

    enigma101 said: View Post
    Surely anyone that's been into repairing PCs has a massive 'collection' of spares. 'That will be useful one day i'll hang on to it' is my reasoning......only very rarely (if ever) is it re-used. Technology moves on but hoarded parts just sit gathering age and dust. I must have a clear-out....oh wait....i might need that.....sounds familiar?
    Holding them for a museum ?
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  7.    28 Mar 2018 #27

    Good to know that I am not alone in keeping computer parts. I did toss some out last fall thou. Still have a box or 2 of parts left thou. :)
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  8. Posts : 16,125
    Windows 10 Professional x64
       28 Mar 2018 #28

    I have a wooden box in my garage full of old Computer parts, GPUs, HDDs, Heat Sinks, 100s of Cables, RAM, and a old Case :)
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    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       28 Mar 2018 #29

    Now, anyone got a use for my collection of original IBM CGA monitors?

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  10.    28 Mar 2018 #30

    Bree said: View Post
    Now, anyone got a use for my collection of original IBM CGA monitors?

    I need some weight for my tractor.
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