Author Topic: One for the tech guys! This old pc has being laying in a corner of the garden !  (Read 7405 times)

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This old pc has being laying in a corner of the garden for over a year taking whatever the Great British weather can throw at it (in an attempt to render it useless to whoever comes across it!)

I'm taking it to the tip shortly so which bit of these internal parts should I smash with a hammer - just to make sure no-one can still access anything lurking in the guts of it?

We wiped off everything before we disconnected it......but you never know....

(..or perhaps I've just been watching too much CSI   ;D)


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Re: One for the tech guys!
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 24 March 15 13:51 GMT (UK) »
I think it is bottom left, there is big shiny box and alongside it a slimmer shiny box with black, yellow and red wires going into the top of it via a white plug.

This should be the hard disk drive, remove it and hit it with a big hammer, is that technical enough  :) :)
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Re: One for the tech guys!
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 March 15 16:29 GMT (UK) »
Thank you, mazi!

Managed to extricate the hard drive and wallop it with a hammer a good few times - very satisfying!  ;D 

I think that's sufficient, don't you?


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Re: One for the tech guys!
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 24 March 15 17:00 GMT (UK) »
Remind me not to offend you ever   ;D ;D

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Re: One for the tech guys! This old pc has being laying in a corner of the garden !
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 24 March 15 17:51 GMT (UK) »
Have you broken the platters in the drive housing or just knocked them off.
The platters need to be smashed, otherwise they could be read individually

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Re: One for the tech guys! This old pc has being laying in a corner of the garden !
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 24 March 15 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Platters? What are 'platters'?

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Re: One for the tech guys! This old pc has being laying in a corner of the garden !
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 25 March 15 09:20 GMT (UK) »
You've smashed up the DVD Rom (or CD Rom) and the Floppy Drive there. Nice to see inside them :) I've done a little autopsy report on it for you, for a bit of fun. :)

It's the thing on the bottom-right of your first picture you need to smash.

Those are the two hard drives. Edited: That is the hard drive (just spotted that there is only one of them not two)

An effective way is to drill a hole through the disc itself.

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Re: One for the tech guys! This old pc has being laying in a corner of the garden !
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 25 March 15 09:42 GMT (UK) »
Here's a picture for you. Here's the thing that stores all your data. If you push the two blue clips in the direction towards each other, it will probably slide out towards you.
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Re: One for the tech guys! This old pc has being laying in a corner of the garden !
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 25 March 15 09:45 GMT (UK) »
Platters are the silver coloured disks (they look like built in cds). Depending on the size of the hard drive there could be up to four stacked on above the other in the disk housing
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