Disposing of old computer gear means using environmentally friendly methods and wiping all the data clean. Batteries in computers need to go to special recycling centers. Data wiping methods take many forms, from resetting to factory defaults to physical destruction of storage media.
- Ah, my old Dell laptop. … Me and this guy have seen a lot of plane trips together, … we've been to multiple continents together, … but unfortunately, he's kind of ancient, … and I've got a better laptop, and I need to get rid of this, … so what I want to talk about in this episode … is recycling, because the one thing you're not going to do … with this laptop is throw it in the trash. … There's good reasons for that, … and that's beyond simply being … a good denizen of this earth, and that is … there's data on these, there's stuff like that … that really comes into play, … so when we're talking about getting rid … of old computer equipment, the word is recycling, … so let's talk about some of the different … types of parts we have layin' around. … The big one that everybody asks me about are batteries. … So, my rule is, is little alkaline batteries, … like these AAs, you can throw 'em in the trash, … just regular trash. … However, things like lithium ions … and other types of batteries like this, …
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