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Recycling gold from computer parts

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I have a friend that use to do this... and He gave it up after it didn't pay off.. and he removed the gold and the platinum from hard drives. Newer computers just don't have enough material to extract... Just an example.. I gave him 25 Dell - I can't remember what model, but they had pIII 900mhz, 128mb sdram, 80gb hd's. He only made a little over $100... and He had a lab and everything. So, I wouldn't do it..
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Gold recycling

Hi, I saw this post and decide to register. Subject is a year old but I'm wondering does anyone decided to recycle gold from computer parts?

I'm not good with acids, so I think doing it with reverse electroplating process like on this video

Is it possible to collect gold in this way, without using any chemical at all?
Feb 8, 2012
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