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 Post subject: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:48 pm 

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Does Board Sort take motors from hard drives
Also do you accept HD reading arms?


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 Post subject: Re: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:22 am 
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I would sell those to your local scrap yard as aluminum or copper bearing motors. There is some precious metal in the read/write head, but it's very small. If the ribbon wire on the end of the read/write head that attaches to the logic board has gold pins on it or a socket connector, I would trim it and put it with your cable ends.

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 Post subject: Re: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 10:31 am 

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I take the cases in for aluminium cast price and the guts go for CBM or aluminium depending on the yard. Some places buy for copper bearing some give aluminium can price for high grade aluminium. .40/lb ain't bad compared to .20/lb for CBM.


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 Post subject: Re: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:27 pm 

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what is the orange ribbon made of? is that just copper..you see that on cell phone boards too..on the top picture


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 Post subject: Re: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:44 pm 

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kgryczan wrote:
I would sell those to your local scrap yard as aluminum or copper bearing motors. There is some precious metal in the read/write head, but it's very small. If the ribbon wire on the end of the read/write head that attaches to the logic board has gold pins on it or a socket connector, I would trim it and put it with your cable ends.


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 Post subject: Re: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 12:18 pm 

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phillypaul wrote:
what is the orange ribbon made of? is that just copper..you see that on cell phone boards too..on the top picture

Better late than never nut fwiw most yards will buy the orange flat wire as copper laminate... if you ask. Price is between #1 and #2.


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 Post subject: Re: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2015 4:12 pm 

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Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:52 pm 

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I'm brand new here, but I do know that some artists (i.e., steampunk) will use the arms to create something. Your arms might be more valuable than just scrap.


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 Post subject: Re: hard drive motors
PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:29 am 
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Hobbyists will often buy HDD motors, through outlets such as eBay and flea markets. You can get far more than scrap value, but, it may take time to sell them all.

Later this summer, I may try selling HDD motors and magnets, and other interesting goodies at a flea market table. If I do, I will post something on my experiences/results.


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