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Old 07-04-2008, 10:15 AM
 
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Where can I dispose of old computer(s) properly? I want all my data wiped clean and would prefer that they don't end up in a landfill.

Thanks!!
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Old 07-04-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: NW Austin
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Goodwill has partnered with Dell for recycling computers. Here's the web page for more info:
RECONNECT - Drop-off recycling for used electronics and computers (http://www.reconnectpartnership.com/index.html - broken link)
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Old 07-04-2008, 11:40 AM
 
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It's a good idea to erase your hard drive on your own before recycling it as most places do not erase your drive.

The free program DBAN can safely wipe everything on your computer. However, the program takes a little bit of setup to get it going, so you might need a "computer" person to do it for you if you haven't done things like that before. Otherwise, formatting the hard drive is normally an option that's good enough. You can read about and obtain DBAN from the link below.

Darik's Boot and Nuke (Hard Drive Disk Wipe)
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Old 07-04-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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THANK YOU!!! Appeciate the fast response.
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