In today's world, computer recycling is becoming more popular and is always going to be something that will continue to grow and trend but is not always being done safely. When recycling your computers hardware make sure its being recycled by responsible companies.
Scraping a computer as a whole will fetch you up to $8. Breaking it down into circuit boards and wires maybe a few more extra bucks. Recycling of computers is complex and dangerous to your health. This is one thing I advise scrappers to just worry about, unless you really know your stuff, first time experimenters could get seriously injured if a mistake occurs. It's just best to leave up to the professionals on this one! Below are a few steps of the process up close on a smaller personal scale. Below are the steps in a small scale in order to receive gold from electronics.
Ram chips are found inside your computer and is one part of scrap metal recycling that everyone wants a piece of. There are typically 1 - 4 chips per computer which contain 18 kt gold plating on the ends of them.
This is what you get when you snip off the gold strips off the bottom of the ram chips obtained through scrap metal recycling..
This is very dangerous and can cause bodily harm and even instant death. scrap metal recycling of gold should be left for the professionals and to not be attempted at home.
At this stage the 18 kt gold pin flakes separate themselves from the plastic strips leaving you with dirty gold. Scrap metal recycling can be dangerous at times and this is one of them.
After Draining and cleaning your scrap metal gold flakes you get this. 18 kt gold flakes off the ends of ram chips. Metal recycling at its finest.
This is what you receive after the straining process. Still dirty and plenty of steps ahead. Some people do scrap metal recycling for a hobby others do it for a living no matter which way you choose to go recycle safely.
Scrap metal recycling at its finest. Here's what you get after its cleaned and filtered.
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