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Old 10-07-2008, 11:59 AM
 
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we have accumulated several old computers, a couple of monitors, printer and some other electronic stuff
we are moving house and I want to get rid of them--they are mainly my son's who did not wipe the harddrives when he moved on to newer computers...
I don't know if it is even possible to get them working enough TO wipe the hard drive
I don't want any money for them--just want to dispose of them in best way possible

any suggestions--we are in DFW TX area--have looked on line but most places look like they recycle for use--and these aren't really going to cut it...

I understand that I may have to pay someone to take them off my hands--just don't want to have any info on harddrive used
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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In this case, I'd recommend removing the hard drives from the computers and then physically destroying the hard drives using implements of destruction such as sledgehammers. It costs nothing and the technology is easy to learn.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:11 PM
 
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think that is definite possibility
any info on local site to take computers for disposal
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:20 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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your location isn't shown in your profile, so I can't recommend a local site, but some recyclers accept electronics. If not, they may know who does. I've also seen guys repairing and selling computers at flea markets. You could offer to give him your stuff if he'll come get it.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Might try DUBAN or KillDisk.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:24 PM
 
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I said in post we are in DFW area of TX--Dallas Fort Worth
I think I found a place in Denton about 40 min north where they shred the hard drives before recycling...
so sent them an email...
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:32 PM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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I said in post we are in DFW area of TX--Dallas Fort Worth
I think I found a place in Denton about 40 min north where they shred the hard drives before recycling...
so sent them an email...
Oops. Glad you found a recycler. DBAN or some other method works well if you want to leave the hard disk for possible reuse, but a sledgehammer is quick and can be quite therapeutic.
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Old 10-07-2008, 12:36 PM
 
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this facility will shred the hard drives--that is just easier for me
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:13 PM
 
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It would be great if you could share the place that you found for your computers.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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About Superior Computer Recycling
it's in Denton
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