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Grading and Functionality Comments

Explanation of Grading of Equipment for when processing and for sale

 

Grading Appearance

  • Superficial marks and scratches that are only visible when held up to the light are not reported on – this is considered normal condition for second hand goods.
  • Minor marks and scratches must be through the outer coating – these will be up to the width of a fingernail.
  • Major marks are for deep or wide scratches – the width of a fingernail or bigger.
  • Minor cracks are hairline.
  • Case damage is where something is broken or missing

 

Computer / Server / Workstation

A+ :
  All panels/buttons intact.
  Case has up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
   
A- :
  All panels/buttons intact.
  Case has up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
  Case may have neat engravings or painted identification on underside or back (non visible side when in use)
   
B :
  Case has up to one panel/button missing.
  Case has more than 6 minor marks and scratches or up to 4 major marks and stretches.
  Case has neat engravings or painted identification on top (visible sides when in use).
  Case is dirty.
   
C :
  Case has more than one panel/button missing.
  Case has more than 4 major marks and scratches.
  Casing is damaged.
  Case has heavy, messy engraving or painted identification.
   
D :
  More than 10 major cosmetic issues or imperfections.

 

LCD Monitor

A+ :
  Case has up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
   
A- :
  Case has up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
  Case may have neat engravings or painted identification on underside or back (non visible side when in use)
   
B :
  Case has more than 6 minor marks and scratches or up to 4 major marks and scratches.
  Case has neat engravings or painted identification on top (visible sides when in use).
  Case is dirty.
   
C :
  Case has more than 4 major marks and scratches.
  Casing is damaged.
  Case has heavy, messy engraving or painted identification.
   
D :
  More than 10 major cosmetic issues or imperfections.

 

Laptop

A+ :
  All panels present.
  Case has up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
   
A- :
  All panels present.
  Case has up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
  Case may have neat engravings or painted identification on underside (non visible side when in use)
   
B :
  All panels present.
  Missing slot covers
  Has minor keyboard and/or palm rest wear.
  Lid clip is broken.
  Minor grill cover damage
  Case has more than 6 minor marks and scratches or up to 4 major marks and scratches.
  Case has up to three minor cracks.
  Case has neat engravings or painted identification on top cover or body (visible sides when in use).
  Case is dirty.
   
C :
  Is missing panels
  Has major keyboard and/or palm rest wear.
  Hinges are broken.
  Major grill cover damage
  Case has more than three minor cracks or major cracks.
  Case has more than 4 major marks and scratches.
  Casing is damaged.
  Casing has heavy, messy engraving or painted identification.
   
D :
  More than 10 major cosmetic issues or imperfections.

 

Printer

A+ :
  All panels/buttons/doors intact.
  Case has no fading/discolouring.
  Case has up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
   
A- :
  All panels/buttons/doors intact.
  Case has no fading/discolouring.
  Case may have up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
  Case may have neat engravings or painted identification on underside or back (non visible side when in use)
   
B :
  Up to one panel/button/door missing
  Case is faded/discoloured.
  Case has more than 6 minor marks and scratches or up to 4 major marks and scratches.
  Case has neat engravings or painted identification on top (visible sides when in use).
  Case is dirty.
   
C :
  More than one panel/button/door missing
  Case has more than 4 major marks and scratches.
  Case is damaged.
  Case has heavy, messy engraving or painted identification.
   
D :
  More than 10 major cosmetic issues or imperfections.

 

Other – switches, phones, routers, projectors, box lots etc (often will have details in comments field).

A+ :
  Complete with up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
  Box lots of accessories always A grade.
   
A- :
  Complete with up to 6 minor marks and scratches.
  Box lots of accessories always A grade.
  Case may have neat engravings or painted identification on underside or back (non visible side when in use)
   
B :
  Complete, but with more than 6 minor marks and scratches or up to 4 major marks or scratches.
  Case has minor cracks, chips and discolouring.
  Case has neat engravings or painted identification on top (visible sides when in use).
  Case is dirty.
   
C :
  Incomplete or more than 4 major marks and scratches.
  Case has major cracks, chips and discolouring.
  Case is damaged.
  Case has heavy, messy engraving or painted identification.
   
D :
  More than 10 major cosmetic issues or imperfections.

 

Functionality Comments

1. Screen fault 1 – up to 5 dead pixels
2. Screen fault 2 – more than 5 dead pixels
17. Screen Bruise – small (thumbprint)
18. Screen Bruise – medium
19. Screen Bruise – large or multiple
20. Scratched Screen – < 2cm superficial
21. Scratched Screen – > 2cm deep
22. Line on Screen
23. Backlight not working / Dull screen
3. Cracked screen
4. No display – item powers up but no image on screen
5. Item does not power up or can’t be powered up due to faulty connector
6. Faulty Optical Drive – does not open or read
24. Faulty Ports (network, usb, audi, hdmi etc)
7. Faulty hard drive – hard drive has bad sectors or is faulty
25. Missing hard drive caddy
8. Non-functioning keyboard or touch pad
26. Missing or Loose Keys
27. BIOS Password Protected
9. Missing battery or battery known to be faulty
10. Missing or Faulty AC / Power Adaptor / PSU
11. Missing Stylus
12. Missing base on LCD
13. Printer test page is faded or striped
14. Printer test page is dirty or has lines on it
15. Printer fails to print test page / jams
16. Refer to comments for further details

 

Recycling Codes

1. Significantly Incomplete
2. Water damage
3. Damaged – not viable to repair
4. Faulty LCD – not viable to repair
6. Faulty Motherboard – not viable to repair
7. Faulty (Wont Boot) – not viable to repair
8. Faulty (No Power) – not viable to repair
9. Faulty (Electrically Unsafe) – not viable to repair
5. No commercial value to age
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