Computer CPU’s (processors) have the most precious metal value by weight, followed by Memory (RAM) & Circuit Board Fingers / Connectors / Pins, then Circuit Boards (Motherboards), then cables / wires, with hard drives & whole computers being last.
What Old computers are worth money
Program 101 (1965) $26,300.
3200 hp (1972) $607,000.
IBM 5100 (1975) $54,600–$109,200.
Cromemco System Three (1979) $22,000 (empty) $34,500.
Apple Lisa (1983) $25,970
AGAT-4 (1984) $17,000. portable
Compaq II (1986) $8,500–$12,180.
What parts should I salvage from an old computer
Touchpads (definitely PS/2, sometimes USB, something else entirely)
Keyboards (usually Matrix device layout)
Batteries (I recommend using the laptop as a charger, rather than assembling it yourself.
How much gold is in a old computer
Some reports tell us that every good old school PC contained a staggering $9 worth of gold. But that doesn’t take into account the cost taken off that particular one. Some other sources estimate that the average computer contains about 1/5 gold per gram, or about $12.
How much is a computer worth in scrap
You can withdraw full spins and also get 12-15 dollars. If you can end up working with them, you can look for a lot more, all the way up to my $40-$100 routine round.
Are used computer parts worth buying
Used parts are not the only thing and will probably not be covered by the warranty. While used components should be a good catch, some components should still be sold new. Namely, the motherboard, power supply and hard drives (including solid state drives). These parts are especially important, especially the motherboard.
What is the most valuable part of a PC
Processors are one of the most valuable parts of a PC. Older processors tend to be larger, not to mention they have more generous coverage than modern processors. The 386/486 and Pentium chips are especially useful.
Is my old computer worth anything
But like everything else, not all vintage computers are very rare or valuable. It costs more when it still works, but even if the old technology works, it may be in dire need of maintenance if it’s going to stay in the labor market for a long time. Someone might be stuck inside your old Apple, Atari, Commodore or TI computer while you are developing it.
Do computer parts contain more precious metals
Materials made before 1995 are likely to contain a higher value of the precious metal than coins made after. Therefore, disk blobs 386 or 486 contain more gold than the object’s descendants. This also applies to cell phones and telephones. Analog scrap will contain more gold, silver, platinum and palladium than its digital counterparts.