That is funny about all your equipment, Linda. Glad I'm not the only one who has aging machinery taking up valuable room. I feel less alone. :) I now have a huge empty spot on my desk when the G4 and boulder of a CRT were sitting. Ahhhhhhh. . . empty space!!! It feels good. 9600, here I come!

Magnet: that's a good suggestion, Liz. Recently I was told that you can dunk a hard drive in water and ruin it that way, too.


On Dec 23, 2016, at 9:33 AM, Liz Lockett wrote:

> Find a big magnet and run it over the drives several times. That's what the IT guys do at work.
> On Dec 23, 2016 9:37 AM, "Linda Feltner" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks, Lynette! I am getting things sorted.
> I did laugh at your 9600. I have a "blueberry" in a closet, and still have
> a Titanium laptop, and an early small imac. I think when this new one
> comes I will ship everything to recycle. Actually there is a small, local
> computer repair shop in this tiny town that will recycle the bits of old
> computers, I may just back the truck up and unload all old computers, dead
> printers... ha. The schools around here don't want 'em. They have grants
> for tablets and new technology.
> Loads of people say they take a hammer to the hard drive when they remove
> it prior to recycle. I don't know what kind of hammer they use, but mine
> did not dent the outside cover!!! I still have several hard drives that I
> cannot destroy. (Paper weights, door stops???) Maybe ACE hardware will
> rent me a sledgehammer. ha. Next is online search for figuring out how to
> open the thing, I can't see how it opens to get to the innards. Ah well,
> onward!
> Much cheer and joy, Happy Solstice the day after, the days getting longer,
> eh?
> Linda

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