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Old 01-11-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Disposal of old computers

If I have an old computer I want to get rid of, and I don't want some hobo hacker to find my laptop and retrieve my data (eg. naked photos of myself, obviously) even though I deleted my files, what do I do?

Do I take a hammer to it?
Dip the whole thing in water?
Put it in the oven?

I have always wondered about this. I have about 4 dead old laptops in my house all the way back from 2005.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #2
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That's what I did. It's the most fun way, too
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:41 PM   #3
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Take out the harddrive and destroy, then recycle the computer.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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Take out the harddrives and use them to learn how to juggle
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:42 PM   #5
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That's what I did. It's the most fun way, too

Recycle you evil villian!
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:47 PM   #6
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Recycle you evil villian!

I did, I just recycled tiny pieces of plastic and metal instead of big pieces of plastic and metal.
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I did, I just recycled tiny pieces of plastic and metal instead of big pieces of plastic and metal.

What an awful villain
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:55 PM   #8
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I take it back.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:59 PM   #10
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I still have a laptop that broke like 3 years ago under my bed. It's on my list of things I need to set on fire.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #11
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Take out the hard drive and drill holes in the platters. Then recycle the computer.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:05 PM   #12
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Harvest all the gold from your computers and become a millionaire mwahahahahahahahahahahahaAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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Unless your hobo happens to be an expert in computer forensics with ridiculous resources at his disposal, this should do the job.

Then get in touch with your local authority for appropriate disposal.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:20 PM   #15
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You people value your data far too much. No one tech-savvy enough cares what you have in there, trust me.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:25 PM   #16
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Take out the hard drives. Either sell or recycle the rest (if there's anything newer, it might still be worth selling for a small amount).
With the hard-drives, just smash them up or take them apart and burn the actual disk. Or hammer it to pieces. Then recycle the remnants.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:32 PM   #17
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:34 PM   #18
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I have a laptop that broke like 4 years ago, I can't get myself do destroy or get rid of it... I don't know why, I may be an electronics hoarder because I've never actually thrown away anything that has to do with electronics, it's all in a box hidden.
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:37 PM   #19
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Remove hard drive -> Sell / recycle computer -> re-use / destroy Hard Drive.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:03 PM   #20
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Yes, magnetize your hard drive if it concerns you that much.


And then hammer, axe, and incinerate it.
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