I have an old hp compaq lying around dead and useless, and I am thinking about salvaging parts from it. I know that I would love to have the CD drive motors and laser, the fingerprint scanner, some connections, and various other things.
Is this possible? Or will everthing be useless surface mount stuff? Are there any precautions I should take? (other than unplug, remove battery, wear gloves, and short capacitors)? Any suggestions of the most useful parts to salvage?
One final question…
Can I salvage the monitor and use it with arduino??
Thanks in advance