What to do with old iMac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by dvanderkop, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. dvanderkop macrumors newbie

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    I have an old iMac I just dug out of the closet, wondering what to do with it. Any suggestions before I bring it to recycle? I'm not very computer literate so I attached a couple of images. Thanks for any help.
     

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  2. kazmac macrumors 601

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    Regardless of what you do, if you can wipe the hard drive and set it up as a new user that would be a good thing to do.

    Do you have any relatives / friends that might appreciate this iMac?

    Are there Apple repair shops in your area that might pay you for parts?
     
  3. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    It depends on what you want to do with it. It could run Snow Leopard or even Lion (but nothing later I think). It could have an SSD installed in it and a bit more RAM and could be a perfectly good family computer for most things. Depends whether or not you want it for that I suppose. It's certainly saleable to someone who might want it, although not worth a great deal of course.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Donate it to charity, give it to a friend or family member, sell it it's becoming a bit of a collectors item that model.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Sell it, give it away, donate it.

    I'm sure for the right price you'd find a buyer on Craigslist or eBay.
     
  6. HaruAoki macrumors member

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    I use my old imac as a media center for iTunes/Apple Tv other then that it does not use it for much more then that.
     
  7. MacintoshDan macrumors regular

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    iMacs are always pretty easy to sell. My 21 incher will be for sale tomorrow hopefully when I get a new 27 retina.
     

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