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    Right guys, I have an old PC (win95). Its utter poo so not even worth giving away. I'm going to take it to the local council recycling tip but first I want to make sure no personal details can be taken from it like CC transactions and the like. I have no leads for it any more so what physically can I do to make it safe.

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    If you can remove the hard drive take a hammer to it and smash all the board and disk.

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    pretend it's a mondeo and set fire to it......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baz07 View Post
    If you can remove the hard drive take a hammer to it and smash all the board and disk.
    What he said is the best option. Take the sides out and rip out the hard drive and smack the crap outta it.

    The rest can be binned

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    As Baz\says. Simply remove the hard drive from the case (4 screws) and smash it up with a big hammer. If you wanna be really safe, use something sharp to gouge the surface of the little discs in the hard drive. That ought to do it
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    Hitting things with hammers sounds just up my street, cheers guys.

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    old microwave is great for destroying hard disk drives as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by carteg View Post
    old microwave is great for destroying hard disk drives as well

    Oh god, i have visions of him blowing up his kitchen

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    Thats why I say old I have an old panasonic one I use just for the task of destroying HDD's about 30 Seconds does the trick just enogh to fry the HDD not enough to damage the microwave.

    This is done out side just incase of problems

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waterboy View Post
    Oh god, i have visions of him blowing up his kitchen
    lol

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