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Disposing of Dead Powermac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by garybUK, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. Guest


    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.
  2. macrumors regular

  3. macrumors member

    Ill take it off your hands.

  4. macrumors G5


    You can list it on craigslist.

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


    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.
  6. macrumors 65816


    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.
  7. macrumors 6502a



    Plenty of Computer Recycle places in the UK HERE, 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...
  8. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Shoulda looked harder:

    Apple Recycling Program
  9. macrumors member

    Where abouts you based? If youre close enough ill come and pick it up
  10. macrumors 65816

    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/
  11. Guest


    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?
  12. macrumors 65816

    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.
  13. macrumors 603

    Hey send it to me, I'll reimbuse you for the shipping.
  14. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sorry about that. But I didn't want to make any assumptions based on your screenname alone. :cool:
  15. macrumors member

    Bloody ideal, I am also in the NW, PM me with some more details and ill get across this weekend for it.


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