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Crashed computer- what memory parts do we extract?

\015 Hi \015\012Saw info on fixya in AARP Magazine.\015\012Harddrive fried. Very old, early 90s (has floppy not flashdrive port).\015\012I need to extract the memory for future use before disposal. \015\012Which parts do I remove?\015\012What do they look like?\015\012How can I be sure everything is out and someone receiving the harddrive can't access old data?\015\012I've opened it and can see green cards, wires etc so, I'm ready to extract the memory components. How?\015

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The memory (Ram )disappears as soon as the computer is shut off. The ram chip are likely the old and alowtype 100 mhz. But you push the clips down and the memory strips pup up off of the board..\015\012  The data that you are refering too is all on the hard driver that you said was fried.I  f you take  it out,you can either destroy the disks inside mechanically. Place a large magnet over then and magnetically erace them or open it up and heat the plates with a torch. Any of those methods with make a nonfunctioning drive nonrecoverable. 
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