Questions about recycling computer hardware

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How to destroy a hard drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dispose or Recycle Hard Drive I have some old hard drives that I want dispose. I don't have access to compatible hardware to erase the contents. What is a simple, safe ...
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How much gold is in a CPU? [closed]

A couple years ago I recall reading that back in the early 2000's there was enough gold in the central processing unit (CPU) and math-coprocessors to make it worth while to recover it computer ...
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is there any data that supports SSDs as more environmentally friendly?

I'm trying to come up with a case for replacing our laptop HDDs with SSDs in our IT dept. Besides saving a lot of developer time, is there any data out there to support my argument that they are more ...
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What parts of a Compaq Presario v6000 laptop are reusable?

I have a Compaq Presario v6000 that fails to work anymore, the casing and hard drive are shot. I want to know if any parts from it are "standard" enough to work in a budget system. Also, I realize I ...
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What could I do with a spare computer? [closed]

My friend gave me his spare computer and has been collecting dust in my room ever since. Though it's not better than the computer I am currently using, it is a decent computer as it is Pentium 4 ...
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Dispose or Recycle Hard Drive

I have 3 old 3.5" internal hard drives sitting gathering dust at the moment. 2 are SATA, and one IDE. I want to either start putting them to use, or dispose of them to clear up some space. What is ...