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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:38 am 

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Please Identify these old computer parts

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File comment: is this platinum wire it is hooked to the gold terminals posted in these pictures in old safe company computer server
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:55 pm 
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Batteries I believe
Gold pin connector: (like that you could probably get a pin board quote, no steel there) or pull the pins to get a gold pin quote.

Doubt it; too thick and too new. Probably nickel. Is it magnetic? And if not my second guess is Al/Mg. 70/30.

Platinum wire is extremely rare. I've only ever come across it in government surplus to any real degree; for aerospace equipment like satellites and space craft.

Safe for peripheral in my book from gold content
Gold finger card
Gold cap chip board
Gold cap chip board

I wouldn't remove the gc CPUs as they're stub pins. Meaning you're looking at a ceramic (pentium) rate at best and pinless rate at worst for them.

On the wire if it's NOT at ALL magnetic
Nickel is almost as ferromagnetic as iron/steel wire. Nickel is at $3.78 isr this morning
If it doesn't stick various nickel alloys exist ranging from $2.30-$6 for non precious metals. Where platinum and palladium alloys get into the multi-hundred dollar range per lb and clean is close to a thousand per oz.
it looks thick enough that you could probably split the insulation with a box cutter or utility knife and send the raw metal in for a quote. If it is platinum your probably at a nice alloy and up to a few hundred dollars depending on the length. If it's nickel you're still over the price of shipping it in with a box of other stuff so probably the best route for you.
Just about anything that would be is worth splitting from the insulation and sending in.
They can scan it on site with an XRF gun and will pay accordingly; based on the actual metal value

-- my grades are my own and do not represent an offer from boardsort, nor are they guaranteed. Please keep that in mind.

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