p.s. If you prefer, we would also be very happy if you
shipped your broken PC(s) directly to www.interconnection.org :
Computer Reuse and Learning Center
2222 N. Pacific St.
Seattle, WASH. 98103
In that way, we will have a larger selection to choose from,
if you would rather go that route. Please contact them for
shipping details, receipts, tax credits, and any other
related questions you may have.
They are a very established, reputable organization with
a refurb factory that is very well organized: Last summer,
I took their volunteer orientation and witnessed their entire
It's OK if you want to remove the CPU and HSF,
particularly if the CPU is still running OK.
We want these new students to realize that they are not going
to "break" anything if they make a mistake.
It's one thing to lecture people and expect them to learn
with only their eyes and ears:
I'm convinced that the "hands-on" approach results in
giving DIY builders really important experience, like the amount
of torque to put on a screwdriver, how much force to apply
when installing and removing cables, how to line up an optical
drive in a 5.25" drive bay, and so on.
It they should drop anything on the floor, then it's no big deal
And, if these new students end up disassembling their broken PC
quickly enough, I'll tell them they now need to put it back together
-- before the end of class that day! LOL!!