Frequent Computer Recycling Questions
Computer Recycling Knowledge Page
Back Up Your Data and then wipe your hard drive before you recycle your computer if possible. This will prevent anyone from accessing any of your data from your recycled computer in the future. You should make sure it’s permanently deleted if you can do the data wiping. Before erasing any data though, be sure to back up all of your data, and then check your backup. This may seem obvious or you may think there’s nothing you need to be saved on your old device, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. We will always securely wipe all data on recycled computers, or simply destroy the hard drives. Even if you know we will wipe all the data on recycled computers, and laptops your can do it also. This means your hard drive will be wiped twice or once, and destroyed. Secure data destruction.
How to Recycle Your Old Computer
We recommend backing up all your important data, and check your backup with another computer. If you can wipe your data. Then bring your laptop, desktop, or Macbook to Computer Recycling Seattle, and ask us to recycle it. We will recycle your items, and refurbish them for re-use if possible, after securely wiping all your data (again) or destroying your hard drive.
Remove Data from Electronics Before Recycling
If your cell phone, iPhone, tablet, or iPad still works, reset it and choose to not keep any data. Then log out of iCloud. Write the password down so a refurbisher can find it a new home after recycling.
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