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garybUK
Mar 11, 2009, 10:04 AM
Does anyone know of a way to dispose of a dead Powermac G5, can i just take it to my council's tip and throw it?

The crappy thing doesn't turn on, just clicks and flashes the light on the front :(

Looked on the apple website, no recycle program.



BConvery
Mar 11, 2009, 10:07 AM
Is it liquid cooled? Have you checked for leaks? Coolant leaks are a known problem and Apple generally takes care of the repairs or replacements..

http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/G5_coolant_leaks.html#storytop

NightwalkerUK
Mar 11, 2009, 10:12 AM
Ill take it off your hands.

Does anyone know of a way to dispose of a dead Powermac G5, can i just take it to my council's tip and throw it?

The crappy thing doesn't turn on, just clicks and flashes the light on the front :(

Looked on the apple website, no recycle program.

Consultant
Mar 11, 2009, 10:15 AM
You can list it on craigslist.

There might be someone who want to mod the case or looking for a part.

garybUK
Mar 11, 2009, 10:16 AM
It's a Dual 1.8ghz, 8 memory slots. Make me a offer and it's yours. I'm sure it's repairable (i read PSU issues) but don't have the time to fix it tbh more laptop based now.

teleromeo
Mar 11, 2009, 10:17 AM
List it on ebay for 1$ and with no reserve. Be sure to mention it is defective, maybe some chaps will bid on it so you get a couple of bucks for it.

Keniff
Mar 11, 2009, 10:23 AM
Ill take it off your hands.

Does anyone know of a way to dispose of a dead Powermac G5, can i just take it to my council's tip and throw it?

The crappy thing doesn't turn on, just clicks and flashes the light on the front :(

Looked on the apple website, no recycle program.


Plenty of Computer Recycle places in the UK HERE (http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&safe=off&q=%22Computer+Recycling%22&btnG=Search&meta=cr%3DcountryUK%7CcountryGB), and some will even pay you.

But it looks like 'NightwalkerUK' will have it from you, best to go to a good/useful home, imho...

dejo
Mar 11, 2009, 10:24 AM
Looked on the apple website, no recycle program.
Shoulda looked harder:

Apple Recycling Program (http://www.apple.com/environment/recycling/program/)

NightwalkerUK
Mar 11, 2009, 10:27 AM
Where abouts you based? If youre close enough ill come and pick it up

Igantius
Mar 11, 2009, 10:37 AM
Under EU directives, electronic waste should be recycled - looks like you've got it covered now, but this way is agood for giving kit a good one http://www.freecycle.org/

garybUK
Mar 11, 2009, 10:56 AM
Shoulda looked harder:

Apple Recycling Program (http://www.apple.com/environment/recycling/program/)

Duh i'm in the UK!!!!! Please keep responses to EU/UK please :)

I'm based in Manchester can PM details if you want, i travel to London at least once a week and am going to Bristol on Saturday if your that way?

Igantius
Mar 11, 2009, 10:59 AM
Duh i'm in the UK!!!!! Please keep responses to EU/UK please :) ....


You mean your surname isn't bUK? ;)

Forgot to mention that your local council should have a faculty for electronic recycling - with mine, it's next door to my local tip.

jjahshik32
Mar 11, 2009, 11:15 AM
Hey send it to me, I'll reimbuse you for the shipping.

dejo
Mar 11, 2009, 11:22 AM
Duh i'm in the UK!!!!! Please keep responses to EU/UK please :)
Sorry about that. But I didn't want to make any assumptions based on your screenname alone. :cool:

NightwalkerUK
Mar 11, 2009, 11:34 AM
Bloody ideal, I am also in the NW, PM me with some more details and ill get across this weekend for it.

Mike
Duh i'm in the UK!!!!! Please keep responses to EU/UK please :)

I'm based in Manchester can PM details if you want, i travel to London at least once a week and am going to Bristol on Saturday if your that way?