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Question About Old Computer Monitors

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#1 SoXfused


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Posted 10 April 2014 - 07:44 PM



I know this may sound like a silly question, and I'm sure the answer is "no", but just to make sure I'm asking anyway:


If I have an old desktop computer monitor that I am thinking of giving away, there's no saved information or data saved on to the monitor, right?  Like there's no saved screenshots or anyway of them seeing what was on my monitor when it was connected to my PC, correct?


I'm sure the answer is "no", but there's just so many data security issues these days that I just never know what all people can get access to.


Thanks for answering!

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 08:54 PM

No problem just dispose of it properly.



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 04:19 AM

The only way I can think of a monitor being able to retain any data is if it was one of the rare ones that had an integrated card reader, and an SD card had been left in it! (Or I guess a USB hub with a flash drive sticking out...)


So agreed, you can safely pass on a monitor without any concern it could be retaining data.

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#4 SoXfused

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:47 AM

OK, great to know!  I just needed a little reassurance.  I'm taking it down to the electronics recycling center right now.


Thanks for your help!

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