Recycling old laptops?

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I have a couple (3-5) old Dell laptops that are pretty useless, the
TFTs are almost completely dead.  Very often, companies that recycle
computer hardware charge a bunch of money for it.  Does anyone know of
a company or a resource I can look to for places that will take my old
hardware and recycle it without charging me?

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There are always geeks with abundace of time at eBay that think they
can fix anything. I'd bet u can unload those for $100 bux ez each.

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And the good thing about selling them (aside from the money you get) is that
the person who buys them will feel there is some value to them.  Often, when
something like this is donated, it is treated like worthless trash.

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'Dead' is relative with the problem you're describing.  The machines would
still be useful when connected to a monitor, assuming you have any use for
them.  If the display is merely dim, it's a problem with the backlight
(common), not the display itself.  It could be 'recycled' into a useful
laptop with the replacement of the lamp...although this is not an easy thing
to do.

In any case, Dell has a pretty good recycling program.  They sponsor
recycling days around here at least annually.  They don't charge anything.

If you describe the units in a private email, I would probably be glad to
recycle them for you as well....


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