Not a Ubuntu question

Bob McConnell rmcconne at
Mon May 5 03:20:28 UTC 2008

Rajiv Vyas wrote:
> A friend of mine just replaced his cd r/w drive as one of his kids broke the
> tray. It no longer goes in and out. He hates to just throw it out and was
> wondering what he can do with it. Can it be recycled?
> Thanks for the help.

You'll have to check around for options. We have a youth center that 
takes in old computer equipment. If it is still good, it is used to 
train future technicians and may be donated to children whose families 
can't afford to buy one. If it can't be repaired, it may be disassembled 
and the parts used for a clock or sculpture. It's amazing what can be 
done with a couple of heat sinks and a platter out of a dead hard drive. 
If they can't find anything else, it goes to the county scrap facility 
where it will get recycled along with the rest of the scrap metals.

Bob McConnell

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