It’s so much better for the environment to crack open a misbehaving gadget or appliance to repair it than to throw it away and buy a new one. Most of the time it’s straightforward enough to figure out on your own, or there are online guides of others who have done the same repair
@cassidyjames this is so true!
Often when I dumpster dive I find stuff that is perfectly functional, oftentimes only needing some cleaning or hard resetting to work. Typing this toot from a laptop I salvaged and installed Linux on.
@cassidyjames I had an Intel Atom laptop lying around, with a semi-broken screen. So I dusted it off, setup Debian stable on it and made it a local server for testing different things.
Being an Atom, it's 32-bit only. 32-bit software support is getting rare these days. So I had to do some digging. Here are some of my findings if it's useful to anyone else salvaging old hardware:
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!