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Old 2017-06-09 , 18:12
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Default Disposing of old decoders

I notice there was a topic like this that has been archived so i am attempting to resurrect it..
At our local charity 'shop' I have noticed that the old discarded DSTV decoders pile up and are the most prolific item of all discarded electronic devices.
They appear to have no value and I wonder where they land up when the unwanted stuff is cleared away from time to time.
I wonder if MC is aware of this since I don't see any active disposal policy..
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Old 2017-06-09 , 19:20
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We have disposal bins for electronics at all our branches around SA. You can dispose of your old decoder there and they are then responsibly recycled.
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Old 2017-06-09 , 19:56
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I know what I am going to ask has been asked before.

The hardware is one thing. But surely MC would like to know what has happened to the smart cards? Even if it just to ensure that these cards are marked as no longer in use in the database?
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Old 2017-06-09 , 21:10
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This is all part of the process and not for public discussion. So essentially we do know what happens with it.
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Old 2017-06-09 , 21:15
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This is all part of the process and not for public discussion. So essentially we do know what happens with it.
I think it's time to sign off now for the weekend and pour a glass (or glasses) of wine.
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Old 2017-06-09 , 21:16
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Hahaha! Thanks for the hall pass @Krugie. Have a good weekend folks!
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Old 2017-06-10 , 09:08
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We have disposal bins for electronics at all our branches around SA. You can dispose of your old decoder there and they are then responsibly recycled.
That's fine Marietjie but do you have any idea of what the quantities are that use this service?
My impression is that people think there is some value in these devices but there is virtually nothing. (The big electronic recyclers will pay you if you have over a ton of equipment AND you must transport it to them!)
So my fear is that these toxic old decoders land up on the landfill sites...
To be continued after further research..
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Old 2017-06-10 , 17:12
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Well what is left of my SD PVR is:

The case - normal scrap metal
The HDD - now a working IDE in a desktop PC reformatted
The PSU - stripped of useful components
The Tuner modules - still under investigation as to what I can do with them.

The mother board - taken to Tshwane e-waste

The rest - my local decoder repair guy has taken what he can use.

The SC? Floating around in a draw at the moment - hence my question.
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Old 2017-06-11 , 09:18
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So it looks like there's more than the scrap value of the recycled materials.
For PVRs the HDD surely has value?
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Old 2017-06-11 , 12:33
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For PVRs the HDD surely has value?
Becomes capacity outdated and old tech too quickly, only useful to DIY types like us.
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