I have a Compaq Presario 2500 laptop and the hard drive has "died", taking with it all my data, photos etc.
I have been to a computer repair shop who charged me an arm and a leg to tell me they could not extract the data from the hard drive. I took it to PC World where I bought it from and they told me to buy a new one (this one is 23 months old and out of warranty).
I now have a new laptop and want to sell the Compaq for spares/repairs, but just to be on the safe side I want to take the hard drive out to make sure that any potential buyers never access my data.
How do I remove the hard drive?? People have told me it is a simple job to do. Is it really that easy or should I just use a sledge hammer and bin the laptop?
Any advice would be welcome.