What to do with 2009 iMac?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Stocks, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. Stocks macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2015
    I have a 2009 24" iMac that has been replaced with a Macbook Air. I really don't need a second computer at all, it's been sitting in the closet for a couple of months.

    The specs:

    2.66 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    8 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
    NVIDIA GeForce 9400 256 MB
    640GB HDD

    I probably can't sell it due to age and its weight and size (hard to ship).

    I don't need a server of any type, I have a Mac Mini for that already.
    Unfortunately I can't use the iMac as an external display since it's not supported for target display mode.
    I was thinking of possibly using the iMac for storage and display of security cameras, but that's a lot of money I would have to spend and the only reason I would do it is to make use out of the old iMac, which seems counter productive.

    What other options do I have for it?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Sell it, get what you can for it. Its not doing you any good anyways.
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    When I'm done with a computer, I usually give it to a friend or family member. The little bit of money I could get by selling it isn't worth as much as being able to help out someone who would consider my old computer an upgrade from what they're currently using.
  4. Stocks thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2015
    I actually tried that, no one wants it :p

    As for selling it like recommended above, shipping such a large, heavy, and delicate thing without it's original box would be problematic.
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    That hurts! :D You might check with a local school or church or other non-profit organization. There's usually a need for computers of pretty much any kind, and they're not as picky about what they will accept.

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