Where Is The Gold Inside A Computer? – How To Find Precious Metals In Electronics

Where Is The Gold Inside A Computer? – How To Find Precious Metals In Electronics

Recovering precious metals from electronic scrap and e waste is an interesting hobby and while it may not be profitable to refine at home, if you don’t have a buyer for your scrap boards you may want to save the good stuff until you do. So by request, here is my gold in electronics list! If you’re wondering: where is the gold inside a computer? Here is your crash course on where to find precious metals in electronics!

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  1. Johnny Rondo on April 17, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    Hey thanks for the info. It really helps knowing which is what and saves yourself a ton of time. Please continue with the great videos and your time.

  2. The Double O 420 Show on April 17, 2022 at 2:04 pm

    Silly sally

  3. Hardcore Heather Pinup Pflug on April 17, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Love the video it’s very informative and easy to understand for those whom lack computer knowledge

  4. Sam Sam on April 17, 2022 at 2:05 pm

    Ewaste Ben goes scrapping in my neighbourhood hood. He’s a gun

  5. handduggrave420 rdr2online on April 17, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Even with what you have in your collection there’s like 50 bucks there. Not worth it

  6. Chuck Gentles on April 17, 2022 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for all the info. Not really too sure what I will do with it.

  7. goodwingirl on April 17, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    I think it’s pretty cool how you gave someone else a shout out . A lot of people don’t do that. Also appreciate you getting straight to the point with valuable information I learned a lot thanks a lot I appreciate it.

  8. Metaphysticles on April 17, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    A relay note to add… I’ve come across relays &switches with all solid gold guts once you get through the plastic housing.. little tiny gold balls, and clips. Only ever milspec & medspec

  9. A Woo on April 17, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Your videos are HIGHLY UNDERRATED!!!!

  10. Nou Noú Nico on April 17, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I’ve been collecting boards from everything imaginable for years. Basement is full of scrap now. Can’t find anyone interested in it.

  11. Shane Bruhm on April 17, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    Im in nova scotia 👌

  12. Wisconsin Farmer on April 17, 2022 at 2:10 pm

    I think tin recovery is under rated.
    but it is for the bigger operators.

  13. handduggrave420 rdr2online on April 17, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Yes there’s gold but you realize how many computer you’d have to clean to even get close to enough gold to reclaim. Lol like 1000s

  14. Mike Dial on April 17, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    I’m so glad I watched this. Now I know that recycling precious metal from my old laptop is more work than I want to do for the little money I would get for just one laptop.

  15. Think About It on April 17, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    I watched a video from this dude and decided to get all of my back up devices…ya know tv’s, computers, game systems and stuff….i am a dude in Kentucky with access to scrap electronics regularly and I mean 6 days a week I can load my car up…. I used to fix them just because I could then squirrel them away… Now I’m teaching my 7 year old son who is "teaching" his 11 month old sister about what’s in what….Thub I believe they stated as your name keep going brother inspire the next generation

  16. Bambino D on April 17, 2022 at 2:13 pm

    Not sure if it’s changed now but I believe Calgary Metal pays for circuit boards.

  17. will smith on April 17, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Resistors have gold in them and the copper plates add up too, not worthless.

  18. Michael Morse on April 17, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Great video! I’ve just started stripping out about 100 old computers from an office that closed up, and gave the computers to me. So thanks good to know what items to save or toss! Thanks

  19. 20th_century_comics on April 17, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    That was cool

  20. Eric Wazner on April 17, 2022 at 2:15 pm


  21. Glen Nantais on April 17, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    I forgot to add that Im selling this now as I am getting out of business.

  22. Christopher Fuentes on April 17, 2022 at 2:20 pm

    Can I recover the metals from any circuit board? What are the best boards for recovery?

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  24. Vincent Smith on April 17, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    There’s small buttons on certain circuit boards is there anything valuable in them? My next question is there silver inside switches that turn things on

  25. Frank Vida on April 17, 2022 at 2:24 pm

    Hey Thub, I really like your videos and have been subscribed for a while now as your channel has really helped me to learn a lot about scrapping and metal recovery/recycling. I just wanted to say thanks for this video. I have
    watched as many videos as I’ve been able to find from different creators on identifying tantalum capacitors , but for the most part they have been vague, and unfocused with too little information on what the different types actually look like, or if the videos did have good information it just wasn’t presented well. The 30 seconds or so that you took to explain what to look for when it comes to Tantalum was better than all the videos entirely dedicated to the subject that I have seen so far. Clear, close up pictures of the notable types and identifying features! Hooray! Thanks again. Keep up the good work. Cheers!

  26. al small on April 17, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    love your content

  27. janet wise on April 17, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    This convinced me to just say NO. Not worth the trouble unless you do it in a large scale.

  28. MrsMika on April 17, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Love your style and information. Please keep making videos as they are very enjoyable.

  29. will smith on April 17, 2022 at 2:29 pm

    Ewaist ben said bga tops have no gold, I stopped watching him after that because thats false

  30. Thomas Fodor on April 17, 2022 at 2:30 pm

    everyone says gold is used because of it’s high conductivity, but I really don’t think that is the case. sure, gold is a great conductor, but not as good as copper or silver, so it can’t be primarily because of it’s conductive properties. i think it has something to do with it being a very resilient metal: it won’t oxidize and is difficult to tarnish. but i’m not sure how these properties compare to silver, which is the greatest conductor and much cheaper in comparison. also, we have to remember about solder-ability as well as how expensive it is to actually apply the material, let alone the material itself. i’ve been looking for the whole answer for nearly a half year now.

  31. NDE 23 on April 17, 2022 at 2:33 pm

    Thank you sir 🤩

  32. jessicapereira167 on April 17, 2022 at 2:36 pm

    hi iam in brampton ontario we have a yard that buy the boards its called peel scrap they are located in brampton and oakville ontario . i am saving everything to recover in the near future. when i learn something, there is a precios metal recover group that give alot of information obout that . thats face book group its realy cool but i would love to follow someone doing recover here in CANADA 🇨🇦 😊

  33. will smith on April 17, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    You have lots to learn my friend

  34. Avard MacGregor on April 17, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Thanks for confirming what I already knew. Way too much work involved. Better off panning for gold in your local stream.

  35. Marco Gomez on April 17, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    this is a better way to know what is in these electronic boards. this is very informative.. all i need to do is find the buyers

  36. Crypto Collin on April 17, 2022 at 2:41 pm

    Why not pull the gold and silver then as well sell the board, anyway, most places dont know you took all of it off

  37. Chris Medina on April 17, 2022 at 2:43 pm

    I have a lot of time on my hands as I work from home. That being said, can this be a lucrative form of side income?

  38. JR B on April 17, 2022 at 2:45 pm

    Finally! You Rock! And you did it in less than 5 min! Thank you! Honestly this is the 1st video I personally have found that actually explains what "Exactly" to keep. Every other one I have found says "keep this, but no explanation as to why and which one is or isn’t except save them up"! But not that to do with them once I have them saves up??

    Thoroughly appreciate you! I was in the middle of deciding to throw out the rest if what I’ve gathered as I took 3 bins of boards to salvage along with a bin of thick aluminum and a bin of copper. I walked out with $80. I was crushed as I knew there was more $$ in there I just didn’t realize they actually want us to remove everything. They don’t care or want boards with stuff on them! Who knew!
    Needless to say I’m now ready to do this correctly and have found an on liberal very reputable company to mail it to for maximum cash flow! Was the point, right! Again, many thanks!

  39. old normal on April 17, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    here’s a year-late tip: do NOT over look the gold corner BGA chips on circuit boards. forward to 4:09 in the video. The large chip with the silvery looking circle in the middle. Those can contain ALOT of gold compared to other IC chips. remove the epoxy body from the fiber base. You will see gold foil on the fiber base, but the vast majority of the gold is in the bonding wires encapsulated in the black resin. There are a couple way to economically process them. Good Luck!

  40. Johan Du Preez on April 17, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Hi Johan here.tel me after every thing have been removed from sercet bord.the fines .I call them scraped of the bord.will contain.say soldering.silver, gold scrapiping.ex setra.how would u separate.all of them .and are the value better for the gold because it clean .do u get more per ouns or wat

  41. Magdalene Henricus on April 17, 2022 at 2:47 pm


  42. JR B on April 17, 2022 at 2:47 pm

    Wanted to add, the salvage yards that claim to answer questions and want to teach and help you.. Are full of caca! They rush you through everything thinking because they answer quickly you won’t notice that some of your aluminum(from computers, etc) is actually worth more as it is of a different type! They steel from you, not purposefully, but because they are in a hurry to get you through the line! Please, salvage guys, we really want to know "exactly" what we are doing! And please stop using the word "Dirty" for everything! I had to read mounds of data before I understood, it wasn’t dirty and needed cleaning!! Bah! Bad form salvage yards! Stop claiming you know everything and show us you really do with your correct vocabulary!
    Thank you young man! You Really Rock!

  43. Tommy. Bee. . on April 17, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    John Horan ? Brief and Honest…

  44. Mystery Buyer on April 17, 2022 at 2:48 pm

    I am basically limited to selling anything electronic on eBay. Scrap yards are afraid of anything electronic. It’s pathetic. They always cite lead concern which is totally absurd.

  45. Dave A on April 17, 2022 at 2:50 pm

    I bet you repair computers.

  46. Duvan Alvarez on April 17, 2022 at 2:53 pm

    Bro saludos from Colombia you’re really good bro

  47. Victoria Harrison-sewell on April 17, 2022 at 2:54 pm

    Thank you for this informative video. I have been stripping down boards for Palladium, Silver, Gold & Copper, & hope to recycle to the bullion dealer from which I buy my wire for my craft work. I haven’t actually sent any yet. Do I send it in it’s raw state, as it is recovered from the phone/computer etc? Would appreciate your feedback, thank you..

  48. Gregory Chollar on April 17, 2022 at 2:55 pm

    This is pretty cool

  49. comrade Sevchenko on April 17, 2022 at 2:59 pm

    Telcome gear has the best amount of gold

  50. Dave A on April 17, 2022 at 3:01 pm

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