[Noisebridge-discuss] New donations!

Al Sweigart asweigart at gmail.com
Sat Nov 23 11:15:02 UTC 2013

We appreciate your intent, but if the computers don't turn on, then they'll
just sit around for months until we throw them away (and e-waste disposal
is not free). Please don't donate broken stuff.

On Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 4:49 PM, Jean-Luc Picard <atari2600a at gmail.com>wrote:

> As usual, I'm attempting to pay an equivalent of an associate membership
> fee w/ donations from home or work.  This is actually the first time I've
> announced that I do this at all on the lists but here I am doing it anyway.
> Dell desktop -- runs XP, needs new CPU fan but should boot right up
> otherwise.  Do the Administrator trick or run ophcrack to get in.
> Dell laptop -- annoying as hell to get to the internals.  Needs new HDD,
> chips reflowed.
> Compaq laptop -- Won't turn on.  I tried popping both batteries & draining
> the caps.  Afterwards I tore out the HDD for a secure destruction of the
> data as instructed by my client.
> All this should come out to about $20 in salvageable parts (DIMMS, fans,
> HDD's, etc).   Expect to hear from me in another month, when I'll probably
> have more stuff to donate.
> FYI:  my past donations have been more functional;  mostly SO-DIMMS,
> broken ipods w/ guttable HDD's, etc.  You know, things that don't last a
> week in Noisebridge.
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