What to do with old iMac

dvanderkop

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Oct 11, 2015
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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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kazmac

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Any place but here or there....
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?
 

tillsbury

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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.
 

Samuelsan2001

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Oct 24, 2013
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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.
 

maflynn

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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.
 

HaruAoki

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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.
 

MacintoshDan

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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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