Any interesting way to Destroy Dell Towers?

Various dell / Optiplex mini towers
June 13, 2010 at 21:56:50
Specs: None, Pentium M 1 Gb
Hello, I was wondering if anybody has an interesting way to destroy about 5 non working Dell optiplex GX240-280 mini towers. These are non working & Dells! (No offense to Dell lovers, I work with dells every day and they are the worst computers in my opinion.) I do dispose of the remains at the local E-Waste plant.

Thanks

PS, No saws, firearms, fire, etc.


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#1
June 14, 2010 at 06:01:50
So, is this a vent or what. So, who do you think is better?

I have never owned a Dell or any other OEM machine. I have worked on many of them. That said, there is a place for Dell in the scheme of things.

I would say that when looking at the OEM marketplace Dell ranks at or near the top. Compare them to emachines, for instance, with their inferior PSUs, or HP with their short support cycles. The other brands out there may not be as cost effective as Dell.

Total cost of ownership is what business is all about.


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#2
June 14, 2010 at 07:38:55
What's your definition of "destroy"?

Taking them apart and selling off the pieces to one or more computer recycling outfits would pretty much "destroy" them in terms of the actual machines no longer existing.

If you are intent on destroying them, contact a local scout troop or youth organization and set up a "Catch It - Keep It" competition.

Get someone(s) to donate a prize and the team that "saves" their Dell from a fall/toss/crushing/etc. wins the prize.

You get rid of your Dells and the youths learn a little bit about engineering and teamwork.


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#3
June 14, 2010 at 11:00:50
That's easy...fix 'em up and give them to relatives kids. The kids (or their parents) will trash 'em in no time.

Skip


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#4
June 14, 2010 at 12:57:43
I like Skips answer. If I have any computer I want to be rid of I remove the harddrive and mangle it. The rest I just sit on the curb out front. A couple hours and it's gone.

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#5
June 15, 2010 at 11:39:46
Actually, these have bad motherboards & processors. These have a problem with the power supply voltage regulator. The resistors leaked and fried the processor. We removed the HDDs, Ram, Optical drive, cables, and any other useful parts. We don't care about these because we have around 200-300 of these Dells. We give away the working ones with Windows XP, some free programs, 20-40 Gb. HDD, and 512 Mb. Ram.

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#6
June 15, 2010 at 12:23:58
Your original request was:

I was wondering if anybody has an interesting way to destroy about 5 non working Dell optiplex GX240-280 mini towers

What is it that you are actually looking for? Fun, like dropping them off a bridge or running over them with a steam roller?

You also said:

I do dispose of the remains at the local E-Waste plant.

Are you simply trying to avoid that in this case?


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#7
June 15, 2010 at 12:34:27
I am looking to have fun. We are also finding a way to view a mother boards internal wiring. We have seen this before, but, it was a Pentium mother board, and, the video was lost.

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