Computer cases hold the PC together and are made from steel and plastic. Pulling out all these components should be easy now. Find the screws fastening the case with the computer normally on the back side of the computer and unscrew them with a screwdriver or a power drill.
Be careful dealing with online vendors. If you have a large number of PCs more than 1000lbs , shipping becomes economical. Once you are done accumulating all the metals, it is time to cash out.
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Batteries contain toxic materials and need to be recycled. Newer modules are recognizably sleeker. Typical 1990's Era PC awaiting processing. They are primarily casing and motors with only a small amount of precious metal containing circuit boards. Batteries should be removed prior to shipping; they can be sent to us for recycling.
Old, non-functioning computers are found in bulk in business closings, school auctions, and even on Craigslist for free.
Just below where the CPU location, you can find gold plated pins. In contrast to processors, we are sometimes able to pay more for newer RAM chips.
The board itself has many gold plated connectors and pins. So, here is step by step guideline: This article describes how you can take out valuable metals such as gold, copper, and aluminum from a desktop computer not including the monitor.
Gold is the 2nd best conductor of electricity, it is the most malleable metal, it can be made into micron-thin leaf and it is highly resistant to tarnish.