Disposal of Old Computer Equipment


The scenarios whereby you might be disposing of computer equipment are:

1. Equipment is Broken and Unusable

For further information in this regard, please visit the Building and Estates website here.

2. Equipment is to be Re-used within the University

If you have obtained a new computer and you wish to re-allocate your old computer within the University, it must be in good working order and meet the minimum specification for connection to the NUI Galway wired network.

A. Ensure that your data has been backed up and removed 

B. Wipe computer 
Log a call with the Service Desk and arrange a time with the assigned technician to bring the unit to Information Solutions and Services. The computer will then be wiped and re-imaged with the standard NUI Galway Operating System and software. You will then be notified to have the unit collected from Information Solutions and Services.

C. Node Registration 
Advise the new owner of the computer that they need to complete a Node Move Form before re-connecting the computer to the campus network – details available online

3. Equipment will be Re-used outside the University

This applies to computers that do not meet the minimum specification for connection to the NUI Galway wired network but are still in working order. It is recommended that these computers should be given to a charity; Information Solutions and Services recommend contacting CKI in NUI Galway for more details (email ckinuigalway.ie   Tel. 091 493283).

In advance of donating the computer to charity, you need to:

A. Ensure that your data has been backed up and removed, instructions available online

B. Wipe computer 
Log a call with the Service Desk and arrange a time with a technician to bring the unit to Information Solutions and Services. The computer will then be wiped and re-imaged with the standard NUI Galway Operating System and software. You will then be notified to collect the computer unit from Information Solutions and Services.