It can be a sombre day when a trusty and reliable computer has decided enough is enough and decided to call it a day. Whilst your computer might be able to receive repairs to restore it back to life, there is always the chance that the device is simply beyond repair. When you’re left with a computer that no longer works, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Luckily, there are a few options that you can choose from.
From making use of electronic recycling services to selling your unwanted parts, here are just three things you can do with your broken computer.
Sell Unwanted Parts
Regardless as to whether the computer works or not, you still have the option to sell some parts of the computer to generate some extra cash. The inner workings of a computer can be complex and valuable, with people constantly looking for certain parts to build their own computer. Parts such as the screen, motherboard and power adapter can all be sold online or to friends and family. Alternatively, you could always donate your computer to a local school where they can practice their IT skills without having to worry about breaking it.
Consider Electronic Recycling
If you want to completely dispose of your computer, then electronic recycling could be the best option for you. Electronic recycling is known to be an effective way of disposing of electronic items because it stops them from going to landfills. If they go to landfill, then this means that hazardous and toxic chemicals can get released into the atmosphere. As a result, it’s important to enlist the help of an electronic waste disposal company that knows exactly how to dispose of your device.
Invest in a Monitor
Although it may appear that your computer is completely broken, this doesn’t mean that the display doesn’t work. You may be able to actually use the computer still, however you need a separate monitor to actually have the display. This essentially means that you’re not disposing of the computer entirely, but instead restoring some life back into it. If you own a laptop rather than a computer, then you might even be able to create a PC by adding a monitor, keyboard and mouse to it. With this in mind, it’s important to note that broken computers can still have functioning components so it’s always good to check before completely disposing of it.
At Devon Contract Waste, we’re an electronic waste disposal company that knows exactly what it takes to dispose of your electronic devices in the most effective and efficient way possible. It’s not just computers that we deal with, but we can also collect and recycle mobile devices, hard drives, refrigerators, toasters and other appliances. For a recycling service that you can rely and depend on, we’re the company for you. To find out more about the services we provide, get in touch with our expert team today!