System Deconstruction

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  • Remove case cover, or side panel.
  • Remove all drives (floppy, CD, etc.).
  • Remove all wiring.
  • Remove power supply --> send to Level II recycling.
  • Remove component cards and motherboard --> send to Advanced recycling.
  • Remove all plastic.
  • Remove speakers and fans.

Detailed Instructions


  • screw gun
  • Phillips head screw drivers
  • wire cutters
  • Torx drivers (various sizes)

Removing the case cover:

There are generally three styles of cases that we deal with.

  • Desktop w/case cover (need image)
  • Tower w/case cover (need image)
  • Tower w/side panel(s) (need image)

Removing the drives:

Removing the internal wiring: