My green 1999 iMac’s been gathering dust for over four years. I should have sold it long ago. Now it no longer starts when I hit the power button. Maybe it’s the PRAM battery. Frankly, I don’t really care. Should I take it to the dump (to have all its environmentally-unfriendly bits carefully removed) or do you think anyone would actually have use for it? From browsing support groups it looks like to fix it might simply require a new battery, but it might also involve rather a lot of taking apart CRT screens that can kill you if you don’t know what you’re doing.
Actually I think the shop where I bought it is required by law to take it back and dispose of it in a sensible way. That’d be better than having to pay lots at the dump. A little like taking a pet back to the petstore. Oh dear.
[Update: Problem solved. Dad’s taking it to the dump for me and keeping the harddrive and RAM, which will come in handy. Lovely. So nice to wave goodbye to it!]