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3 Things You Can Do with Your Old Laptop

by Vernon Silva

If you have an old laptop that you no longer use, you might wonder what you should do with it. It seems like such a waste to simply throw it in the trash, so make sure that you are taking a few moments to reflect upon the following suggestions. You should be able to pick a great thing to do with your old laptop.

Donate It to a Charity

There are some charities out there that will take old outdated laptops so they can provide them to those in need. For example, it could be something that a c high school or college student may still be able to get some use out of. You will want to first remove all sensitive data from the laptop, but these charities usually have help in place that will reset them to their factory settings and give them some affordable upgrades. This makes the older laptops have a little more life life within them. When you go to drop off your laptop to a local charity, you will want to try to receive a receipt, as you may be able to deduct the donation on your yearly taxes.

Drop it Off to Be Recycled

Locate a local recycling center or a store, such as Ranch Town Recycling Center Inc., that would be willing to accept you old laptop for recycling. They will make sure that the battery is properly recycled instead of landing in a landfill, causing damage to the environment. They might also be able to take other components of the laptop and reuse them for other computers that may need to be repaired for those in desperate need.

Just Keep It & Upgrade It

Too many people are under the impression that when their laptop becomes outdated, that they have to get rid of it and purchase a brand new one. If your laptop is excessively old, that might be the best option. However, if yours just became outdated not too long ago, you could always keep it and pay a computer technician to install the appropriate upgrades so it can keep up with everything you need for it to do.

Either way, you will want to make sure that you are no longer restricting yourself to the use of a very old and outdated laptop. You want to be able to surf the web and complete your work in a timely manner.