What parts can be recycled from an old computer that no longer works?

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Within Latin America, approximately 9% of electronic waste is generated in the world, we can translate it into more than 4 thousand kilotons, which are based on cables, keys and even screens.

This garbage generally tends to end up in landfills in various parts of the world, but more specifically in continents of Asia and African. Although the subject seems obvious, these large wastes bring with them immense consequences for the environment.

However, while the problem is immense, the information received on efforts to stop it is next to nil. However, neither solutions nor information on the correct way to dispose of this waste are offered on the net and which in turn help the environment, since many times it is useless to update the hardware of your old PC because it is badly damaged.



For this we want to leave you in this post, some ecological ideas with which you can give your technological devices a second life. This way you will help the environment and your pockets, as well as decorate the spaces you want in an easy and quite creative way.

Get rid of thieves with this simple and fun idea

If you have a new device and want to keep it safe from thieves, you can use your old computer for deceive them.

To do this, we recommend that you keep your old PC in a conspicuous place, it can be near the door or in a room where it is well placed, this way if someone tries to take something of value, first they will show it will be, this old PC and he won't want anything with her.


You can use your old PC as a portable file store

In general, slightly old hard drives tend to work excellently as a portable storage device, so to do that, you just need to go to a computer supply store and buy a box to fit it in.


So you just have to connect it to another computer, all through USB cables and in this way you will have more space to store your multimedia files and documents.

You can give it a second use as a firewall

If you want to protect your new computer as much as possible and at the same time control everything that happens within your home network, you can use your old PC as a server firewall, which works through a firewall software, which usually doesn't usually take up much space and doesn't need any kind of processor particularly fast.

You can use it as a means of computer distribution

Although this is a really new idea, many nonprofits and even some charities generally need more computing power within their line of work, which can help them improve their work through various surveys. and annotations.


You can help them, by connecting your PC to travel to their network, so that they can use your processor to go much further.

Use its parts smarter

If your purpose is to upgrade your PC and you still like the idea of create your PC from scratch, you can use parts of your old PC as part of this new device.


For example, the box of your PC, you can use it to be able to fill it with the best motherboard, a processor and maybe the RAM memory, with which you can create a machine much faster than you previously thought.

With these ideas you will help not only the environment, but you can also give a second life to this team that has been with you for many years.

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