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Powermac I have an old powermac 6800 series that I want to dispose of.  I want to clean off the hard drive.  It hasn't been used in many years.  The light on the monitor comes on when plugged in but the tower doesn't do anything.  I can't get a screen either.  What should I do?

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  • aelester Sep 28, 2008

    how do I take the hard drive out of the powermac series6800? I want to get recycle the rest of the computer.

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I would take the hard drive out and destroy it if you do not need the data on it.Since it does not work, I would recycle the rest of the unit.

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