12-07-2007, 11:45 AM #1want to get rid of OLD computer....
I have a very old --- I'm not even sure if it's the OLD iMac or an eMac -- I have to dig it out of the closet. It's in a box and taking up too much room and I want it gone. It doesn't work anymore but I want to take out the HD and whatever else I need to take out so no one can retrieve information.
My question is.... how do I get the HD out and what else do I need to yank out of it so no info can be taken by someone?
Thanks for any help or links to steer me in the right direction.
12-07-2007, 12:58 PM #2
A very large hammer should do the trick.
The hard drive is the only thing in there that contains any information. Nothing else would need to be removed.iMac - 2.4 C2D - 4GB RAM | MacBook - 2.0 C2D - 2GB RAM | AirPort Extreme Base Station
12-07-2007, 02:26 PM #3
Mail the computer to me and I will remove the HD and mail that back and keep the computer for the efforts.
if you want to do it yourself if you have an iMac, remove the 3 or 5 screws on the bottom and take off the bottom. You can remove the HD then. If you have an emac, a hammer will work work the fastest. Those are impossible to get open.
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12-07-2007, 03:23 PM #4
12-07-2007, 03:36 PM #5
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There should be a guide on the web for this, I have taken apart one of those before (something got stuck in the CD drive.)
There is also a company that will turn the shell of your old imac into a fish tank
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