Mac Plus question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by processor160, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. processor160 macrumors newbie

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    Most of you will probably think this is a dumb question, and I'm sorry to trouble you with it, but I need to know. I want to recycle my old Mac Plus. I know it does not have a hard drive. Does that mean I recycle it without worrying that someone will be able to get my personal info from it?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

    DeltaMac

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    Yes, there is nothing stored inside a Mac Plus. Unless you leave a floppy disk in the drive, I suppose.
    The only way to store anything is on a floppy, or an external hard drive. Or, the possibility of a tape drive, or other kind of backup storage. But, if nothing external is included when you recycle, then it will be impossible for any data or files of any kind to be available to anyone, assuming the power is off. Even the NSA won't find anything. Be sure to clean your fingerprints off the case, too. :D
     
  3. processor160 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you.
     
  4. QuickDraw macrumors regular

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    Instead of recycling, you probably can sell that Mac Plus on Ebay for $50. Just saying...
     
  5. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    QuickDraw has a point.

    Does the Mac Plus still boot?

    If so, it's worth more as a collector's item than as a recycle item.

    Even if it won't boot, someone else may still want it!
     

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