How to Buy Scrap IC Chips

Save

Scrap IC chips refer to integrated circuit (IC) chips that have been removed from electronics. The scrap IC chips are purchased as a way to access the gold that is found inside of them. Since the gold is in small amounts, bulk lots are often desired in order to prove profitable. If you are looking into buying scrap IC chips, you can find multiple vendors.

Things You'll Need

  • Money
  • Computer with Internet
  • Check for the scrap IC chips at a recycling center. Recycling centers typically accept scrap electronics that contain IC chips. If you don't know of any local recycling centers, look up the nearest locations online through a website like Earth 911.

  • Look through the classifieds on a recycling trader website. On these types of sites, you can find both buyers and sellers of scrap IC chips. Retrieve the contact information from the ad in order to get in touch with the seller of scrap IC chips. One example of this type of website is the Recycler's Exchange.

  • Purchase scrap IC chips through international suppliers. Foreign exporters will often sell broken-down electronics like IC chips to interested parties. As an example, a global trade site you can use is EC Plaza.

  • Find out the condition of the scrap IC chips that you are purchasing. IC chips typically come in plastic holders. If you are looking to access the gold found on the chip, you need to have the holder removed. When the IC chips are not completely broken down, you will need to use a screwdriver to remove the casing.

References

Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • IC Chip Identification

    "IC" stands for "integrated circuits," which are essentially just computer chips. ICs exist everywhere and are used in a number of applications,...

  • How to Sell Gold From Electronic Scrap

    Gold is used in many things including electronics. And, while it is easier to sell gold from scrap rings or bracelets, you...

  • How to Identify Metals in a Motherboard

    Recycling an old computer can be an expensive proposition. Many parts are unusable. One way to recover some of the cost of...

  • How to Buy Dry Ice

    Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide or carbon dioxide in solid form. Ice stays solid and dry at a temperature of -75...

  • How to Desolder an IC Chip

    In some cases, replacing a defective integrated circuit (IC) can resurrect a malfunctioning piece of electronic equipment. In other cases, a broken...

  • How to Remove IC Chips

    IC chips, or integrated circuit chips, are rectangular, complex computer chips that have been created on a conducting material. The conducting material,...

  • How to Recover Gold From IC Chips

    Integrated circuit chips (IC chips) have small amounts of gold you can reclaim after the chip serves its purpose. Separating the gold...

  • How to Program a Micro Chip

    Programming your own micro chips can be a rewarding and challenging hobby. Micro chips that are programmable with easily found tools are...

  • How to Scrap IC for Metal

    IC (integrated circuit) chips are components found on the plastic circuit boards in all sorts of electronic gadgets. They often resemble little...

  • Types of IC Chips

    In 1958, Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit while working at Texas Instruments. An integrated circuit, or IC, contains many transistors, resistors...

Related Searches

Check It Out

Are You Really Getting A Deal From Discount Stores?

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!