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9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Revive, Reboot, Reuse

The Tech Spot @ ResNet, Kent State University’s complete computer care center for all students, faculty and staff begins a program this April that allows customers to bring their personally owned used or no-longer-working laptops to their office on campus. Technicians at The Tech Spot will transform the donated computers into useful, working machines for individuals and charitable organizations in need.

Partnering with local not-for-profit centers in Portage County, The Tech Spot will provide this service as a positive contribution to the community and the environment.

“The idea came when our users asked what to do with their old laptops. It seemed logical for us to become a destination for this program,” says Wendy Shih, Manager of Information Technology. “We have so much customer traffic already and have seen students who are not sure what to do with their old computers. Now members of the Kent State community have a solution for this problem that not only benefits those in need, but also the environment.”

The Tech Spot can accept the following personal computer hardware:

  • Laptops (working or not working )
  • Laptop Power Adapters
  • 2.5” Laptop Hard Disk Drives (working only)
  • Laptop Memory (RAM, working only)
  • Flat-panel LCD Monitors

They are unable to accept the following:

  • CRT Computer Monitors
  • Desktop Computers or printers
  • Any hardware that presents a possible safety hazard to staff members

All Kent State University students, faculty and staff may begin bringing their hardware to The Tech Spot office in the Tri Towers Rotunda, Kent Campus beginning April 2010, Monday – Friday. Mail-in requests cannot be accepted at this time. Only personally owned laptops can be accepted. Usable hardware may be eligible for a tax deduction.

Donate your laptop today and take part in this great cause.

Questions? Call The Tech Spot at 330.672.TECH or view the Recycling Frequently Asked Questions.