October 20, 2005

First and 10

Twice in the past 24 hours or so I've considered taking my old notebook computer (a 6-year-old IBM ThinkPad) and dropping it in the nearest trash receptacle.

I don't use it. Not even to store large files or just in case I decide that I want to travel with it. The LCD display often goes off in its own little world and one has to restart it several times to get it back on.

Is there any real reason to hold onto a computer that age? It's slow as shit and because Windows XP was installed on it aftermarket, it has minimal drive space. As a result, it crashes a lot.

Anything I should consider before I punt it like a football?

Posted by Tiffany at October 20, 2005 05:11 PM | TrackBack

sell it to a computer recycler for $20 or something like that.

Posted by: scott at October 20, 2005 05:32 PM

Ebay. Someone will be looking for the keyboard, or the case, or the hard drive, or a cable. You can make $20 - $50 on it. Why throw that away?

Posted by: Carpool Dave at October 23, 2005 02:44 PM

Before you do any punting/selling, make sure you wipe the hard drive. Completely. (Protect and Purge Your Personal Files)

Unless there's nothing on it you care if a total stranger reads.

Posted by: Margi at October 25, 2005 10:02 PM
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