Items for sale, and donations

At irregular intervals skillbank has surplus computers, stock or "second user" items for sale.
All profits from this activity are donated to charity. If you're interested in any of these items please contact me via the contact form

Donations: We are always looking for older, unwanted or even broken PC's / laptops in clean condition to refurbish for charity sale too - I'd be happy to offer some support in exchange! Just use the contact form to get in touch.

Items for sale:

HP Compaq nx7400 laptop: £35

Business grade laptop in good working order, running Linux Mint

and with the following software installed:

Office: Libre Office (writer, calc, base, impress, draw)
compatible with Microsoft Office apps & formats

Graphics: Image Viewer, GIMP Image editor;

Sound: Banshee music player, Audacity sound recorder/editor,
VLC Media Player, Hydrogen Drum Machine etc.

Includes power supply/charger but NO BATTERY (see notes below) batteries are available from £12 on ebay etc.

BENQ FP222W Monitor: £25


Quality 22 inch flat screen monitor, clean, fully working as you can see here.


Screen size: 22.0 in
Colour support: 16.7M Colours
Display Technology: Colour LCD TFT (Active Matrix)
Display Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Contrast ratio: 700:1
Screen Resolution: 1680x1050
Response Time (ms): 5
Horizontal Refresh Rate: 82 kHz
Vertical Refresh Rate: 76 Hz


IOMEGA 500G external hard drive

Backup your files to this external hard drive; fully tested and complete with original power supply.

It HAS to be worth £15 to protect your family documents and pictures!


Dell OSS17 PC stand


Securely house your OptiPlex small form factor desktop and Dell monitor neatly on your desk with the compact Dell OptiPlex Small Form Factor All-in-One Stand - OSS17. With VESA adaptor plate.

New and boxed! Original price £90

Buy this one for half price - only £45!

1TB WD10EZEX SATA III 6GB/s 7200rpm 64MB Cache 8ms hard drive

Price: £29 3.5 inch fast (7200 rpm) hard drive, suitable as replacement or additional drive for desktop or tower PC; 7200 RPM with SATA III 6GB/s interface.

Toshiba MK3256GSY 320GB hard drive

Price: £14 Fast (7200rpm) 320G 2.5 inch hard drive suitable as replacement for 9.5mm laptop hard drive: SATAII 3GB.

Laptop batteries

Why no battery? Laptop batteries degrade with age. This can place a high load on the charger, so it runs hot as it tries to charge a failing battery. Many chargers fail for this reason. I feel this is a fire risk. The battery is not needed if the laptop is running from its charger. By removing the battery the load on the charger is greatly reduced, and the charger runs cool.