All our services are running normally but please follow the procedures we have in place to protect our staff and the community.
For official information visit the Government COVID-19 website.
We now accept welding and plasma cutting equipment for repair. We have two technicians who are experienced with repairing welding and related equipment.
DO NOT DUMP ITEMS
We have had a number of cases where items for recycling are dumped at our premises or left in the letterbox.
PLEASE TALK TO STAFF BEFORE LEAVING ANY ITEMS WITH US.
There is usually a $5 handling fee. Many items have low scrap value and also require processing for achieving a good environmental outcome.
Our online shop is now operating. It is still under development so please let us know if you experience any problems.
Check out our Trade Me account for deals that save you money and save our environment.
Contact us if you need any cables, common, obscure, or vintage parts, microwave oven assemblies, power tool parts, or electronic components. We may be able to help you.
Bulk lots of antistatic bags, motherboard boxes, and HDD storage receptacles.
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Author Archives: Alan Liefting
I couldn’t save this calculator. It was too far gone! The leaky battery corroded a lot of the PCB tracks. Scrapped. RIP.
Some manufacturers are just not learning from past manufacturing mistakes. Or they just don’t care about how long the stuff they make will last. One of the faults with some electronic equipment is a glue used in manufacturing that becomes … Continue reading
<humour> This is a reference chart for plug pinouts. We can rely on xkcd to give us some good, reliable information. </humour>
This MS-7LA calculator came in for recycling last year. It did not power on. It is the holidays at present so I thought I would do some holiday hobby work (repairing things is one of my hobbies). I undid the … Continue reading
These brand new mains cables came in for recycling. Not only was it a waste of time test and tagging brand new cables but they ended up with us for recycling. We get hundreds of these cables both new and … Continue reading
This cable came in as part of a whole bunch of other stuff from an IT company. Not sure why someone would want to make one of these. The mains plug to IEC connector is pretty easy to get hold … Continue reading
Had a no name brand battery charger come in for recycling. I set it up on the bench to test it. It powered up but after a bit it turned off. I took the thing apart. Pretty easy to do. … Continue reading
This is one of the reasons why this type of mains plug should not be used in wet areas. It had arced between phase, neutral, and earth when wet, which carbonised the plastic of the plug. The other reason is … Continue reading
This solar controller came in for recycling. Notice the New Zealand mains plug used as part of the wiring. This is potentially dangerous. There is a possibility that it could be plugged into 230V AC mains power. At best it … Continue reading