If you have an old desktop or laptop computer you are seeking to retire or that is faulty, contact Dom@in if you would like your pictures, sensitive documents and music library safely transfer to your new computer and securely erasing from your old machine. If you require support contact Domain Web Technologies for a free quotation today by calling 01262 262126 or 07732087599 or via our online contact form.
Based in the East Coast of Yorkshire, Domain Web Technologies helps residental and business customers to recycle their older laptop and desktop computers, mobile devices and networking devices in Bridlington and the surrounding areas such as; Driffield, Bempton, Hornsea, Flamborough, Rudston, Boynton etc.
Since the European Union imposed the WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) Directive many companies have sprung up offering to collect or recycle your aging, unwanted or faulty desktop, laptop and tablet computers. Some larger retailers of Electronic equipment can take your older items away for free and some companies offer paid solutions.
Not only is it more environmentally friendly to have your unwanted or faulty computer recycled due to the pollutive components it is comprised of (Plastics, liquid crystals, heavy metals etc). It is also makes financial sense to recycle your computer; Your sensitive data is stored on the computers hard disk drive and could easily be extracted by people who can use this information (such as bank logins or even social network passwords and personal pictures) to blackmail or defraud honest people.
"Some people will not wipe their hard drives and obviously if you dispose of that computer it can be accessed by criminals," Andy Higham, the agency's national environmental crime team leader, said. "The problem is many of them don't know where they're ending up."
"Bank account details belonging to thousands of Britons are being sold in West Africa for less than £20 each".
BBC News 2006
If you are a confident computer user you can access readily available softeware that can write over the contents of the hard disk reducing the chances of someone else accessing the original files. Alternatively you can contact Dom@in to have your residental computers recycled and securely wiped for FREE (Businesses can arrange for a no obligation quote) by calling 01262 262126 or 07732087599 or via our online contact form.
In addition to recovering deleted files for customers we also attempt repairs on failed hard drives using forensic hard disk drive recovery procedures. It would be very unwise to assume that a determined criminal could not also use similar tools to extract data from a faulty hard disk drive. If in the event we cannot recover any files we will not charge our customers for data recovery & we can physically destroy the disks, reducing the possibility of retrieving data to barely zero. We do however always recommend that important files should be backed up to at least one or more storage medium(s); external hard disk drive, flash drive, CD/DVD, cloud storage etc. If you require hard disk drive data recovery contact Domain Web Technologies for a free quotation by calling 01262 262126 or 07732087599 or via our online contact form.
Depending on the extent of the damage your computer has suffered it may not be economically viable to repair your computer. A typical hard drive replacement with software re-installation can cost around £70. Depending on the specification of your computer (CPU, RAM etc) It might be cheaper to repair your computer rather than buying a new laptop computer that actually uses a lower specification CPU (£250 vs £70). Another point to make out is that most hard disk drives that Domain Web Technologies fit are covered by a three year manufacturer warranty. If you do decide not to have your laptop or desktop computer repaired we can also recycle this for you at no cost, we destroy all your personal data using industry standards and may even pay you for your computer system, to discuss your options call on 01262 262126 or 07732087599 or contact us via our online contact form.
Things to consider
Is it just the hard disk drive that appears to have/be failing, if you have a damaged screen, cracked casing/hinges then a repair might exceed the cost of purchasing a new laptop, if you are in doubt contact Dom@in for more information via telephone on 01262 262126 or via email at email@example.com.
Yes, there are; the more recent laptops and mobile devices employ flash storage usually referred to as Solid State Disk/Drive (SSD). They use the same connection as a hard disk drive so can be swapped over and they also increase the data read/write rate that reduces the loading times of your operating system (Windows, Linux, OSx) and also opening of programs. The down-sides of choosing SSD is that the costs per Gigabytes are higher, using the current pricing (as of 19/01/2014) £40 can buy you a 500GB laptop computer hard disk drive or a 60GB Solid State Drive (a 480GB is over £200!). To discuss your replacement solutions contact Domain Web Technologies for a free quotation by calling 01262 262126 or 07732087599 or via our online contact form.
Things to consider
Are you using the laptop computer for mainly browsing the internet? If so you do not require a huge amount of storage, especially if you are using cloud or external storage.
If you require further assistance you can contact Dom@in for more information via telephone on 01262 262126 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.