After 8 years of service my wife's laptop died.
I picked up a new one..and that's why I've been pissy lately about Windows 8.
We have an opportunity to dispose of it through an electronic recycling program, but I want to make sure all of the data is gone before I hand it over.
Since the laptop doesn't function at all, I can't just "format c:".
I don't have any powerful magnets, so is my only option to open it up and remove it?
If so, what does a laptop hard drive look like?