Welcome to Boardsort™ - Learn - Sell - Profit -

Learn to properly Sort, Sell, and Profit from your electronic scrap material.
It is currently Sat Nov 26, 2022 4:44 am


Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:10 pm 

Joined: Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:42 am
Posts: 19
I do see that BoardSort currently buys gold pins, and also see that their focus filter is “blue”, indicating that there may be more complex issues. I currently have close to 6 pounds of “various” gold pins. I started pulling them from day one of e-scrapping and have always just thrown all of them into the same bin. Is that acceptable for BoardSort, or do I need to do anything more with them? Obviously I am at this point not going to go through, pin by pin and separate them into several categories or clip some of them down after checking each one as this is obviously THOUSANDS of pins. Thank you for any help or advice.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2022 6:49 pm 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:57 pm
Posts: 9508
Location: Low DOS
Your fine.
The issue with gold pins is that you’re just about always better off with the value of the item pins intact rather than removing pins alone.

_________________
42 6F 61 72 64 73 6F 72 74 2E 63 6F 6D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 10:56 am 

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:24 pm
Posts: 33
Is it safe to assume the hard disc drives are not gold pins? I tried extracting gold from them through chemical baths but either didn't get anything or messed it up.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 2:59 pm 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:57 pm
Posts: 9508
Location: Low DOS
Hard drives have some gold pins. The pins on the controller board for the protocol port.
And the pins in the internal relay connector at often gold as well.

_________________
42 6F 61 72 64 73 6F 72 74 2E 63 6F 6D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:38 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:24 pm
Posts: 33
I meant the little hard disc drives not hard drives


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:39 pm 

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:24 pm
Posts: 33
I think that's what you call them, the non floppy drive lol


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2022 7:15 pm 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:57 pm
Posts: 9508
Location: Low DOS
If you are talking about the round platters inside a hard drive. No. With very few, very old, exceptions there’s no gold.

_________________
42 6F 61 72 64 73 6F 72 74 2E 63 6F 6D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 12:15 am 

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:24 pm
Posts: 33
Not hard drives and not cd rom/DVD. The old square disc you used instead of floppy disc. That drive. I don't have a pic of 1 but can get 1 tomorrow. They typically have a brown board with next to nothing on them. The pins look gold


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 12:24 am 
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:57 pm
Posts: 9508
Location: Low DOS
Ah, the 3.5 inch micro floppy.

The pins are definitely gold. Don’t remove them, floppy drives boards go as peripheral boards.

_________________
42 6F 61 72 64 73 6F 72 74 2E 63 6F 6D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Gold Pin Guidance
PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2022 10:29 am 

Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:24 pm
Posts: 33
That's what they are called lol. Thank you


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  

cron