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October 19, 2011

How to Recycle your Dead Computer While Maintaining Privacy

From time to time, you may find yourself with an old or outdated computer. But, before you throw it in the trash, it’s important to make sure that your private information is inaccessible to anyone who may come across your computer or hard drive. So, what’s the best way to ensure that your computer is safe for disposal?

In addition to using a professional data security business, it’s a great idea to remove the physical hard drive from your laptop or tower computer and give it a few good whacks with a hammer. Hard drives are incredibly fragile systems that are rendered virtually useless at the slightest dent or imperfection. To learn more about how to recycle your computer while maintaining privacy, take a look at this video.

Whether you are recycling one computer or one hundred, Vintage Tech Recyclers can help ensure that your product is properly secured and disposed. To learn more about our recycling and data security services, contact us online or dial (877) 625-7945.