Dead iMac Now what?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by rotorblade69, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. rotorblade69 macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2006
    North West Georgia
    Ok so G5 2.1 ghz iSight iMac is dead fell of desk dead. All I have is the Computer and Power Cord, Manual and Restore disks. Nothing else not even a mouse or keyboard or box. all long gone.

    So what to do with it.

    Part out. Sell parts but parts will have to be sold as possibly defective/damaged.

    Sell as it. Sell as is damaged.

    Trash it. local recycle center will not take computers only on special once a year days, usually around spring. If they are even open when spring comes. They are in rough shape.

    Donate Will they scrub the hard drive? (See below) Say a charity or something along those lines. As long as they don't take apart and sell parts as good when they are suspect possibly damaged.

    What would apple do. Supposedly they have a recycle program. It has a value just very small value. :confused: Maybe the removeable memory would be sellable but even then its still possibly damaged/Defective.

    Hard drive is clean except for visiting our personal checking account banks (Wachovia) website. No online bill pay or anything just checking balances transactions deposits. Wachovia is now Wells Fargo with new account name and password but old account number. No business was conducted using this computer except for the above. So a clean hard drive right??

    Suggestions please!!!!!!
  2. dh2005 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2010
    I would say take it back to Apple and see what value they'll give you against a new Mac. They'll probably recycle what they can, then trash the rest - I imagine they have a policy for blanking drives for customer confidentiality, but you can check.
  3. rotorblade69 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 1, 2006
    North West Georgia
    We've got a 13" MBP, we're not buying computers this year. Next year maybe.
    If they will just take it I would be happy. Just don't want to dive down to Lenox to turn it over to them.
  4. axu539 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 31, 2010
    Pull out the hard drive and wipe it yourself using an enclosure or dock. I'm pretty sure Apple recycles old Macs for free too.

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