Dumpster Diving 2016 - still paying off!

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Dumpster Diving 2016 - still paying off!

Postby Timon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:47 pm

So, its 2016.. Who still goes dumpster diving?
I still randomly check out dumpsters, local tips, etc etc, still pays off sometimes!

Just recently (last 2 weeks) a school threw out a bunch of computers, mostly shitty desktops but
there was a few broken Laptops to.. and when i say broken i don't mean totally destroyed, mostly simple stuff like
a broken lcd monitor, broken keyboards etc.. I took all the laptops and did some laptop surgery, changing over working parts.. in the end i had pieced together a few working machines!


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Got about 4 or 5 working Thinkpad edge machines
CPU: Celeron U3400 (1064mhz)
Ram: 4gb ddr3
HDD: 250gb sata (May upgrade to ssd)
OS: updated to windows 10 (and surprisingly fast!)
batteries: 12!!! all hold charge for over 4 hours double w00t

Also got one
Acer Travelmate 6592
cpu: Centrino
ram: 4gb ddr3
hdd: 80gb sata
os: win 10 also, runs great
and has fingerprint reader for logging into windows :P encryption enabled woot


The Thinkpad Edge laptops were all bios password protected and have Computrace in them,
removing the bios password is not as simple as removing the cmos battery as passwords are stored in an Eprom
in these machines.. it took awhile but i managed to erase the passwords by shorting the eprom on bootup, also
flashing the bios afterwards got rid of Computrace as far as i can tell :)

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Re: Dumpster Diving 2016 - still paying off!

Postby Freak » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:49 pm

i see a bong :P
good score :P

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Re: Dumpster Diving 2016 - still paying off!

Postby Timon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:00 pm

Freak wrote:i see a bong :P
good score :P


hahaha, funny you should mention that
There was a bong..
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Re: Dumpster Diving 2016 - still paying off!

Postby Freak » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:02 pm

oh didnt see that one, look to the right, bottom, bottle with hole

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Re: Dumpster Diving 2016 - still paying off!

Postby Timon » Thu Mar 10, 2016 4:12 pm

lolz, nasty local potheads :P haha

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Re: Dumpster Diving 2016 - still paying off!

Postby tron » Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:05 pm

Too bad you ruined the chinkpads by putting winblowz on them.
You try recovering the data on the hard drives?

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Re: Dumpster Diving 2016 - still paying off!

Postby Timon » Sat Mar 12, 2016 4:15 pm

Eh they already had winblowz on em i just upgraded the version to see how they would run, and there was shit all data on em sadly.


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