As of 14 April we will operate under COVID-19 Orange setting.
Well fitting masks must be worn in the building. Those with a mask exemption will be served outside the building.
A Vaccine Pass is not required.
If it is possible make use of courier services for sending and receiving.
We are now accepting face masks for recycling.
For official information visit the Government COVID-19 website.
DO NOT DUMP ITEMS AND DO NOT SEND UNSOLICITED PARCELS
We have had a number of cases where items for recycling are sent without contact information, dumped at our premises, or left in the letterbox.
PLEASE CONTACT US BEFORE SENDING OR LEAVING ANY ITEMS WITH US.
There is a cost to you for our recycling services. Many items have low scrap value and also require processing for achieving a good environmental outcome.
Bulk lots of antistatic bags, motherboard boxes, and HDD storage receptacles.
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Tag Archives: electronics
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>
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
The electronics repair industry in New Zealand has been in decline for the past two or three decades for various reasons including the flood of cheap commodity goods, poor support from the manufacturers, and rapidly changing technology. One indication of … Continue reading
A Philips 42TA2800 LCD TV came in for recycling. “It works” the customer said, “It is just the power switch.” The actual plastic power switch actuator was missing and you could see that the power switch circuit board was just … Continue reading
I was reading the sales blurb for the ASUS Vivobook X556UQ and one of the things that is announced as a really cool thing is the short circuit protection for the battery. I had to laugh! It would be really … Continue reading
For a few years now I have been running Ubuntu 14.0.0 on an old Toshiba Satellite A100 laptop (from the Microsoft Windows XP era). It was sort of as an experiment but it was also because I like to keep … Continue reading
In a referendum on 23 June 2016 the voting public of the UK chose to leave the EU with 52% wanting to leave and 48% wanting to remain. This will possibly have implications on addressing the many negative environmental and … Continue reading