2010-09-13

Seeking computers & parts

Free IT Athens is in need of unused computers with a Pentium III or newer processor and PCI graphic cards.

Many of you know or have already worked with our non-profit. We refurbish older computers and uninstall the Linux Ubuntu OS on them and sell these sell the machine ($25) along with a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to individuals in the community who need a computer. These computers usually go to children or students.

There are several Free IT Athens volunteers who work or go to school on campus. We've agreed to pick up your computer here on campus if you are unable to make the drop during our open hours at the Action Building (594 Oconee Street): Sundays from 1-5pm and Wednesdays from 6-8pm.

If you have a donation, please email me. I will coordinate with a volunteer and we can meet for a "car swap" between 4pm and 5pm at various parking stations around campus and provide a receipt at that time. Please remember these must be personal items only and not owned by the university.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Thanks,
Rachel Rotz
www.freeitathens.org

P.S. Here is our wish list:

. Desktop and laptop computers with a Pentium III or newer processor
. LCD Monitors
. PS/2 or USB keyboards and Mice
. Memory (e.g., SD-RAM, DDR, DDR2, RD-RAM)
. Hard Drives 10GB or larger
. Grounded extension cords
. White printer paper (8.5x11 inch)
. Large bakers racks or similar shelving
. Hand-held vacuum (for removing dust from computers)
. Tools of all varieties (if it can open a computer, crimp a cable, test a part, etc. we probably want it)

AT THIS TIME, WE DO NOT NEED ANY CRT MONITORS NOR WILL WE ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING:
. Uninterruptable power supplies
. Software CDs and manuals
. TVs, VCRs, etc.
. Other non-computer related appliances
. Boxes of miscellaneous junk

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