Logic board died. How do I harvest parts and use functional pieces?
So I have a few questions. I'll lay out the situation and ask them near the end.
In May 2016 my graphics card failed. I purchased the replacement through the apple store and had it repaired for ~$800. In August 2016 my second internal drive 1TB failed and I purchased the replacement and repair through the apple store for ~$200. Now in October 2016 my logic board fails and I figure I should probably just buy a new computer. What is the best way to harvest parts from this computer?
• I'd like to sell the graphics card I just replaced on Kijij. It cost me $800 and it hasn't been used much. Can I separate this from the logic board easily and sell it?
• I'd like to use the display as a second screen for a new computer. Will this display function without an internal graphics card?
• I'd like to remove both hard drives from the iMac and put them in portable enclosures. Will the iMac function in target display mode without a hard drive for the operating system?
• If I remove the display from the iMac and logic board completely, is there a way to connect it to a computer to act as a second display?
Any advice would be great. I'm basically wondering how to get some money back from these useless repairs, and how to harvest functionality from the remaining parts.
Is this a good question?