so heres the deal ive got like 15 xbox 360 consoles 4 older fat type ps3 models and even some older nes snes and sega. working parts? HA! big daddy already took every single last working piece out. my question is as far as the motherboards go how much can i get by scrapping them as high grade board on the XBOX AND PS3. what would you do to tear these down as far as breaking and seperatinng metals from the board. i have a friend that can melt things down should i sell the boards as is or melt them down for whatever precious metals may be in there thanks in advance.
p.s. thought i would mention i can buy the broken xbox motherboards for really cheap if i want to.
I don't have any experience with melting things down. From what I understand to recover gold and silver from boards is not a melting process with heat but with chemicals. Not sure if that's what your friend does? You can always take the boards out and remove the heat sinks, copper, and wiring and sell the board online. Others here have much more experience with that than I do.
I found that EasyRecycle paid better on many of the boards The PS2, sega and NEC boards I have been mixing with the mid-grade boards. I have only a couple xBox and that was before boardsort reclassified its mother board mix. they have a higher gold content due to the solid contact line that runs the outside egde and they went as motherboard but things have changed a bit since then so send each a picture for pricing.