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What to do with old computers?

Discussion in 'Computers, Gauges, Watches and Analyzers' started by Craine, Jun 21, 2020.

What do you do with old dive computers that you can’t sell?

  1. Donate it somewhere

    14 vote(s)
    41.2%
  2. Recycle with the manufacturer

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  3. Recycle with an electronics recycler

    2 vote(s)
    5.9%
  4. Throw it away

    5 vote(s)
    14.7%
  5. Something else

    12 vote(s)
    35.3%
  1. Craine

    Craine Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Minneapolis, MN
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    Hey all,
    Just curious what you all do with your older dive computers when you upgrade to newer models. I am upgrading my primary and backup computers and now I have two computer that won’t be used (trying to consolidate on the Bühlmann also). One is a 1 year old Cressi, so I imagine I’ll be able to sell that on. But the other is a 10 year old Oceanic Veo 180Nx, which I’m not sure is going to get much interest from anyone.

    Throwing it away seems wasteful and not very environmentally friendly, so I’d like to avoid that if at all possible. So what do you do with a dive computer that you don’t use anymore and is too old to sell?
     
  2. tbone1004

    tbone1004 Technical Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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    I donate them to our volunteer corps at the university since they're all poor college kids
     
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  3. James79

    James79 Reinventor of Wheels ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Lower Alabama
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    I would keep it on hand as a loaner, in case a dive buddy has a computer fail or to loan to new divers who don't have all their own. But I also have enough of everything but computers to loan out a full set of gear to a new diver. In fact, I could put the Veo to use in that capacity if you are just looking to get rid of it without it going to the landfill.
    Respectfully,
    James
     
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  4. ATJ

    ATJ Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
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    I keep them to use as backups and/or lend to friends/visitors.

    I currently dive with a Perdix AI, Descent Mk1 and a Oceanic Atom 3.0.
     
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  5. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
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    see if the local university has a college dive club. they would likely take the veo 180nx to train their students with.
     
  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
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    That 180nx isn't a bad unit if you are not having battery door issues. I still use one occasionally. Fine for recreational diving... Sell/donate to help someone out.
     
  7. elmo

    elmo DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne
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    @dirkhh might be interested in them. Ensuring downloading dives from old computers is functioning with Subsurface is sometimes an issue .
     
  8. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    14,415
    15,235
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    Works with Veo180nx
     
  9. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: New Jersey
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    I have a box full of antiques. About 10 or so. All working. Anyone want one, let me know.
     
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  10. Rusty Shackleford

    Rusty Shackleford Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Port Canaveral Florida
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    You don't have a spare Cochrane Commander Nitrox by any chance do you?
     

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