MAC Support For Apple support and information about the Mac User's Group (OakMUG), check out www.oakmug.org.
In-Home PC Support PC experts have been assisting Oakmont residents for years and continue to do so. To learn who these selfless souls are and how to contact them, look for the Windows Computer Information article in the latest issue of the Oakmont News.
Disposing of Old Electronics If you’ve been hanging onto old or obsolete electronics, here are options for finding a “new home” for your computer and its peripherals, smartphones, tablets, or other devices.
Oakmont E-Waste Recycling Days Watch the Oakmont News for periodic scheduled e-waste recycling at the Berger Center parking lot.
Computer Recycling Center (CRC)http://www.crc.org CRC reuses first, then Recycle Second. They provide computer equipment to a non profit program that allows student interns to refurbish computers for donation to qualifying non-profit organizations and individuals-through-organizations. The internship program is an effective tool for students embarking on a career in technology; students learn and teach their peers. Your donation of equipment helps further this cause. They are located at: 3227 Santa Rosa Avenue in Santa Rosa, Phone: 707 570-1600.
Please, note that most “recycling” centers, including Goodwill, send the older and unusable electronics that they receive to China. In the poorer, remote areas of China, the residents burn the components to allow them to retrieve the precious metals easily. This process pollutes the air and water and devastates the health of individuals who live near the burn sites. CRC does not follow this process.
Device Repurposing PC: If your computer, peripheral, or device is less than four years old and is using Windows 7, 8.0, 8.1, or 10 you might consider contacting Phil Kenny to take it away. Phil performs a thorough data cleaning of the device, then they prepare it for use by a needy Oakmont resident. For Phil's contact information, look in a recent issue of Oakmont News or the Oakmont phone directory. MAC:If your Apple device is no longer useful to you, contact Pat Barclay. Pat's contact information is in Oakmont News or the Oakmont phone directory.
Other Resources: Nextdoor Oakmont (local social media site) You might consider advertising the availability of your devices, including ink for printers, on the Nextdoor® Oakmont Web site. If you are not already a Nextdoor member, this site will require you to register as a member. https://oakmontvillagesantarosa.nextdoor.com/