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We are pleased to announce Dan Graichen, Epping, NH is the winner of the 'you win you choose raffle'
A special thanks to all of you that helped us raise much needed funds.
Every week we see a batch of notebook computers come to us with problems, the majority are as a result of overheating. All computers generate heat from the CPU / Processor, the higher speed of the processer the hotter the CPU will get. As you may ‘note’ we used the term notebook rather than a laptop, because we believe you should never use a notebook on your lap. A notebook on your lap can, and has, cooked the flesh of the user (Article link below).
All notebooks have a fan inside to exhaust heat from the processor to outside the case. Take a look at your notebook and note the places on the case that have openings. If you block any of these your computer will not be happy nor will you.
Have pets, long hair or carpets or dust? If any of this 'stuff' gets inside a notebooks case the computer's fan will spin faster to pull cool air from outside the computer to drag air across the hot CPU inside of the device. Too much dust will choke the fan as well and cause overheating problems.
From students, to seniors, to nonprofit organizations, everybody needs a up-to-date and working computer system but many individuals and charitable organizations just cant afford the cost. For over two years, Computer Technology Assistance Corps, CTAC, has been solving that problem by turning surplus equipment donated by individuals and businesses into reliable, fully licensed machines for low income community members, non-profits and public and private schools across the state.
CTAC isn’t just a place that provides computers; it can set-up and install everything from single units to full-blown networks that allow nonprofits, Private Schools and Public Schools to run more efficiently, with easy sharing of files among staff, reliable email, and whatever else is needed.
CTAC’s services include:
In The News: Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC) a not-for-profit technology organization of Goffstown NH has established a valued relationship with Arrow Container Services, of Pelham, NH to recycle all of CTAC’s electronic end of life components. CTAC collects computers and refurbishes them for distribution to low income people, Non-profits as well as Public and Private Schools across NH. Those computers beyond repair or service are responsibly broken down at CTAC’s program site to recyclable components. CTAC is able to recover some program funding from the sale of precious commodities within the old computers. If you want to donated recently retired computer technology call CTAC at (603) 218-3078
Seen here is the first of many anticipated pickups of e-waste being sent to be processed. Pictured here Left to Right Rick Drouin, CTAC Volunteer; Brian Broderick, CTAC Volunteer, Stephen Lamarrre, Arrow Container, Patti Costos, Arrow Container, Rick Lamarre, Arrow Container.
CTAC wants to offer an enormous thanks to Supergraphics for the wonderful sign they provided and installed for us. This great informational and colorful sign is sure to help our NH neighbors in need of a technology fix find us. It is rewarding to know how committed a community can be to keep a program like CATC strong. Keep it local NH, contact Supergraphics at 4 Cote Ave, Goffstown NH, 603-627-6222
3/25/13 - Manchester Community College stopped by with a truckload of technology - well over 100 computers, Overhead Projectors and Laser Printers. We are pleased to be able to accept this donation on behalf of low income families, Non-Profits and the public and private Schools we serve.
If you know of a business or organization that routinely retires computers, projector, servers, LCD monitors or networking equipment please help us help others by just mentioning our program - or give us a call with the person to contact and a phone number!
Any of the computers we have on hand are available to non-profits, Public and non-secular private schools. Make your limited funds go further with this program – computers running Windows 7 and Microsoft Office.
In addition to powerful PC towers with LCD monitors and laptops we have an inventory of Servers, Network Switches, Telephone systems, Overhead Projectors, Laser Printers and Scanners – whatever our donors are generous enough to donate are here, totally refurbished.
Technical Support: we now provide on-site technical support for smaller non-profits around the state. Hourly rates as low as $40 an hour depending on budget size and distance from the greater Manchester area. We also can fill-in for sick or vacationing staff!
The nation’s first credit union donated the used PC’s, and CTAC installed refurbished hard drives, tested hardware and installed and configured Windows 7 on each computer. St. Mary’s Bank covered the cost of the computer upgrades and software, and together with CTAC delivered the computers to the high school.
“West High School has been our West Side neighbor since the 1920’s, and we’re delighted that this gift will help West students compete in today’s technology-driven world,” said Tom Champagne, St Mary’s Bank Director of Community Outreach.
Keith Puglisi, West High School Assistant Principal, noted, “One of our missions at West is integrating technology into our curriculum and helping students learn the computer skills they’ll need to be competitive in the workplace. This donation of equipment and software will help us achieve the goal of producing ‘technology-savvy’ graduates.”
Funds to help provide computer repair services
MANCHESTER, NH—September 25, 2012 – St. Mary’s Bank has announced a $2,500 grant to the not-for-profit Computer Technology Assistance Corps (CTAC), of Goffstown.
The money will help cover the cost of computer repair services for underserved and low-income residents in the Greater Manchester area.
The Computer Technology Assistance Corps restores and refurbishes recently retired computers donated by businesses and individuals, and then distributes the computers at a minimal cost to low-income households, not-for-profits, community service organizations, schools and other groups.
CTAC also provides low-income individuals with training and support services, including computer repairs and upgrades.
Lots of opportunities await you!
We at CTAC take your personal information seriously - when you donate your computer to CTAC we lock it down until we can securely erase the drive using government approved erasing methods: Sarbanes-Oxley, GLB, FACTA, HIPAA. We then send you a written confirmation of data destruction.
Directions from Concord (north)
Route 93 South to
Directions from South
Take I-293 N (signs for Manchester/Concord)Old Rt 3 North
As of March 17, 2011 Computer Technology Assistance Corps has been accepted in the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher Program. This means that each computer we refurbish is required to meets specific standards. First to insure all previous users data has been securely scrubbed off the donated computer, second, insure the computer is in good working order and clean and lastly has an authentic Microsoft operating system license installed.
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