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Electronic waste disposal

Hello

I have an old laptop that is partially broken at one of the hinges, but it works fine. Since I am using another laptop, I think I could either sell the old laptop for a few bucks at any electronic store? In case this is not possible, how do I dispose the laptop?

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Old 10.04.2015, 20:24
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Re: Electronic waste disposal

Probably not worth selling. You can remove the hard drive and any other components you want to keep, then take to any store that sells electronics. Part of the price you pay here is for recycling, so AFAIK all stores have to take back old electronics without charge.
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Re: Electronic waste disposal

I don't think you'd be able to sell it at an electronic store, but you could try Ricardo or Ebay. Don't forget to wipe the harddrive!
Otherwise, like 3wishes said, you can dispose of it at any electronic store for free (doesn't have to be the store you bought it from).
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Re: Electronic waste disposal

Thanks a ton 3Wishes and keksli!
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Re: Electronic waste disposal

I also suggest Ricardo - I buy and sell a bit there and its better than throwing stuff away. Even if you don't know how, or cant be bothered to recycle the parts, someone there will happily pay you (even a small price) for it!
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Re: Electronic waste disposal

I'd also try and sell it on ricardo.ch - just make sure you clearly mention that it's broken, also show a picture of the broken hinge maybe. (There also is some option where you can state if the item is brand new, used, or broken. Be sure to check that one right!) Someone might be interested in some part to fix their own similar model or so.

And otherwise, as has been stated, just bring it to any shop that sells electronic gear. They have to accept it for recycling without charging you.
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