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Windows 7: You're all invited to the funeral

01 May 2012   #11
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by msdos622wasfun View Post
Because my old Windows XP box died on me this past weekend.

Well, sort of. I mean, it seems obvious to me the hard drive is failing, and since as a whole the thing hasn't been of much use for some time now, I see no reason into keeping it alive anymore.

Going to try and sell the 21" CRT, it's in good condition.

And I wonder if anybody out there needs a GeForce 5200 for their AGP slot. Maybe it can find a new home.

512 MB of RAM, 1.0 GHz AMD Athlon Thunderbird processor. Off to the recycling center.

It had a good run...
The funny thing is, that with a lot of that old equipment, you almost can't give it away. The scrap guy will take it, but I don't think too many people want to deal with those huge CRT's.

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01 May 2012   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What would you want to get out of the 21" CRT? I cannot even remember the last CRT monitor I owned. I think it was a 19" CTX or something.
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01 May 2012   #13
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

I know what you guys mean, and I don't really have my hopes all that high. I just figure, give it a shot, Craigslist is free, if I can sell the items, fine, if not, no big deal. I'm just imagining that maybe there's a possibility that somebody out there needs parts for an old system that they want to keep alive, for whatever reason. Not too long ago I even was able to sell (for $1) an old keyboard that used the old 5-pin DIN connector, which was prior to the PS/2 connectors. This individual needed it for an old system that they still wanted to use. (Strange, I know ... but I don't judge.) And this 21" monitor may be huge and bulky, but the darn thing has a real nice picture, and it's in great condition. It just seems a shame to just dispose of the darn thing, even if I get it recycled, which I assume is better than a landfill.

But I know it may end up that way.
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02 May 2012   #14
smarteyeball

 
 

When I volunteered at a charity store for a while, all CRT's had the VGA cables cut and were dumped in a bin. Such a waste.
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02 May 2012   #15
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

I've still got one but mines a 17" that's sat in the corner as well in front of the XP box, it has my back up stock of loo rolls and kitchen rolls on top of it.
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02 May 2012   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

is it in the toilet joan

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02 May 2012   #17
Joan Archer

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/Windows 10 64bit
 
 

Nah, no room in there.
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02 May 2012   #18
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
is it in the toilet joan

Just make sure you put the phone down first, before wiping your nether regions.

I can hear it now: "Can you speak up? There's a load of sh** on the line!"
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