WE CARE ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER.
Not about the things that don’t.
JUST LIKE YOU.
After the necessary faffing around to get in the windows laptop ‘BIOS’ screen, the conversion takes about 30 minutes and I have now managed to get a production line going where I do 6 at a time on my dining table.
However, as the volume of laptops ramp up, there is always a need for other to help doing this. I would be grateful for the help and you would get to see Tara regularly to guarantee a smile!
If you have a little technical knowledge and can help, please fill in the form on this page and I will be in contact to see how we can work together.
Multiple times a week, at 8:00 PM, I host a ZOOM meeting to introduce people to what we do and carefully explain to them how we do it.
So, I am hoping that we can arrange for local community delivery and collection points where laptops can be collected from and delivered back to. Tara could then make very efficient runs to collect and, if they are not being donated to schools, return laptops.
Time is the issue here. We need to use our old laptops to ensure the continuing education of our young children. Every day makes a difference to their life chances.
So, if you are a post office, local business that is open or an individual who could help, please fill in the form on this page with your offer of help and we will be in contact to see how we can work with your kind offer.
- Windows Laptop PLEASE SEE THE MINIMUM SPECIFICATION BELOW
- Chromebook Laptop
- iPad Tablet
- Android Tablet
The beauty of the Google software is that it will install on almost any 64-bit windows PC. That’s PCs (roughly) less than 10 years old. It uses very few resources compared to Windows and will motor along on almost any spec PC.
- Windows laptop under 10 years old.
- The power supply.
- The PC needs to be able to start up.
- Has to have a USB port
NOTE: Very sorry to say that at this time, we can’t use Apple Laptops. (Unless you can tell us how we can!)
Please do tell us that you are a collection point so that we can direct donors near you to your address. Thank you.
If you are concerned about the safety of the device, please have it tested by a local electrician.
More information can be found here.
We test the donated laptops by installing the Chromebook operating system on them and doing some brief configuration. We do not do an exhaustive test and so it may well be possible that you discover intermittent faults are not found by us. I’m sorry.
We supply the units to you in good faith, just as we would had we given away a used laptop on Facebook, Gumtree or any other platform.
We felt that it introduces children to the concepts of sustainability, reusing technology instead of throwing it away and the pleasure of charitable giving.
A wonderful 12 year old, Annabelle, took on board what we were thinking and has designed some stickers for us. We place one on each laptop we deliver.
PLEASE DO NOT DONATE IF YOU WANT THE LAPTOP BACK. WE CANNOT DO THIS.