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#265638 2-Feb-2020 13:35
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I'm going to take our old defunct compaq computer to an e-waste drop off, but can't figure out how to get the hard drive out

 

The computer is about 2007/2008?? and hasn't been used since mid 2014

 

I've removed the side of the computer and can see the hard drive in the corner and I've pushed / pulled it but it won't budge - and there are no screws or anything I can see to undo to remove metal casing thing around the hard drive.

 

Apart from going into the garage and getting a hammer and old screwdriver or flat chisel, is there an easy way to remove it?

 

Sorry geekzone or my slow MacBook isn't allowing me to upload a photo at the moment - it's been sitting on Uploading.... for about 20 minutes so far

 

 

 

any advice would be appreciated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2411535 2-Feb-2020 13:38
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Which model, can you post a pic?




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  #2411538 2-Feb-2020 13:42
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sorry the photo in 'photos' is 2.5mb and geekzone said it needs to be 2mb.... I do not know how to rezize it in photos, can crop it and edit it but not resize it for some reason - frustrating!


 
 
 
 


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  #2411541 2-Feb-2020 13:47
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OK which model? Save as a JPG might reduce size.


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  #2411560 2-Feb-2020 14:57
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is you have MS paint it can do it. just use the resize button and make it 75% of the current size and save it as a .JPG


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  #2411562 2-Feb-2020 14:58
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Throw image into Imgur or similar.

 

 





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  #2411576 2-Feb-2020 16:06
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Throwing the model number into Google/Bing would be faster.

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  #2411646 2-Feb-2020 18:32
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Bung: Throwing the model number into Google/Bing would be faster.

 

 

 

people in general don't think like that, they would rather wait hours or days for someone to respond on a forum than spend 5 minutes on google


 
 
 
 




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  #2411703 2-Feb-2020 20:16
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I’ll see if I can save the photo from ‘photos’ on the MacBook to a jpeg or something



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  #2411707 2-Feb-2020 20:31
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Here’s a photo- sorry for the quality
Hard drive is top left

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  #2411732 2-Feb-2020 22:12
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https://youtu.be/BCQHV18h0sM


Looks close enough.

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  #2411867 3-Feb-2020 11:42
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That hard drive cage will come out easily. It will need to slide a bit to release it from the case, then it can be pulled up.
There will be either a 3rd screw to remove, or a metal ~button~ to press to unclip it

 

Or, just get your electric drill & drill a hole through the HD. That will kill it :-)

 

 


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