You’re buying a new copier, and you need to make room for it in the office which means getting rid of the old one. What do you do with the outdated device? There are a few ways to go about it, but you need to start with removing the hard drive.
Taking Care of the Hard Drive
Yes, there is a hard drive in your copier just like in a computer. This hard drive has data on it from documents sent through the copier. If you were to hand off the copier without removing the hard drive, you would be handing off a good chunk of your data. To clean the hard drive of data have it encrypted and wiped. To ensure that the information on the hard drive can never be accessed you need to have it professionally destroyed.
Consider Your Options
You can do a few different things when you want to pass on your old copier. If the device is in an ok condition, you can donate it to an educational facility or non-profit. If the copier is in better than ok condition, you just need an updated model; you can sell the machine. Businesses buy second-hand machines all the time and sometimes event the parts have value when removed. If neither of those is a good option, you need to contact your local trash service to ask how to dispose of the copier. There are usually special days to get rid of large appliances.
There cannot be enough reinforcement that the hard drive needs to be removed from the copier before letting it out of your possession. Then you can decide if you want to donate, sell, or trash the copier. For more information on replacing an old copier, contact us today!