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Personal computers are a common source of material for both the hobby refiner and professionals.
The home computer have a couple of major components but there are a lot of variations between models and over the 30 years they have been manufactured. Gold is usually found in connectors, in integrated circuits and for ornamental values. Silver is mainly used in keyboards, in some components and in modern lead free solders. Palladium is mainly used in MLCC:s and in some integrated circuits instead of gold.
- Central unit
- Screen (CRT or flat)
In a laptop there are the same major components but more integrated and smaller.
- Wikipedia Personal computer