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Please don't do this to your e-waste. Be gentle! Do not smash or break the material to retrieve inside components. All components of E-waste could potentially be salvaged.


People at the appliance store who fix things earn a good living because they respect the technology. You are learning valuable skills when you carefully dismantle appliances. For example, many appliances have hidden screws. In the case of this xbox console, you just need to peel back some stickers to see them. Other appliances hide them under the rubber feet at the bottom.
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The printer in the picture below evidently has many valuable components located deep inside its structure. The process required patience and time, but it was successfully disassembled in a careful way where each part could be saved for future use (including the screws). All E-waste should be handled like this.

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