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Dismantling an XP

By learninmypc
Feb 15, 2014
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  1. If I started a thread, I can't find it so in a nut shell a friend gave me an XP tower a few weeks ago & after numerous attempts to revive it, it won't. So, I'm in the process of dismantling it completely & would like to know if there is a sequence to follow?
    I already have the PSU un screwed but finding it difficult to undo the many wires/ribbons & such.
    Would like to get it completely dismantled by Sunday night, thank you. :)
    For unknown reasons, I can't upload a picture of it as it is. :(
     
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2014
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,294   +238

    "EDIT" PSU & MB out.
     
  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,294   +238

    Started this thread at 4:54pm & I've got it gutted. If I could upload the pics, I would.
    Now I know why some pc techs get frustrated easily. :)
     
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,090   +1,519

    Easy now, you are stepping on muah toes. lol
     
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  5. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,294   +238

    I assure you I meant no harm :) . It was not as easy as I thought it would be. I've gutted other pc's but only after destroying parts of it.
    ALL I needed on this one was a phillips screw driver. My stubby fingers weren't of much help. :)
    Anyhow.............................:)
     
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,090   +1,519

    Magnetic tip helps, so you don't have to rely on the finger tip.
     
  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,294   +238

    Yes, I should of clarified that saying the hexogon shaped nuts/screws where the monitor gets attached to the computer.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,294   +238

    @cliffordcooley , Other than the harddrive, is there ANY other part of a computer that retains personal information?
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2014
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,090   +1,519

    I don't think there is.
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,294   +238

    I hope not, I've done 2 this weekend. Thak you :)
     
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,472   +622

    You going to salvage any any parts? Fans, HDD, cables, CPU, DVD drives are all fine to salvage.
     
     
  12. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 5,294   +238

    A possibilility, yes.
     


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