General Chat Thread, Oldest IT equipment in your School? in General; Originally Posted by stevetheb
I've kept this rather whizzy Amstrad 386 Laptop - still working. I only keep ...
28th March 2013, 02:46 PM #16
I have a 286 version of that at home!
Originally Posted by stevetheb
28th March 2013, 02:56 PM #17
My boss went out to a client who have a Windows 3.1 machine from the early 90's running a cad/cam machine making parts.
28th March 2013, 03:13 PM #18
Back in the day we had a customer send us a copy of their database on 5.25 " floppy.
Originally Posted by Koldov
Unfortunately they had "STAPLED" the disk to the covering letter to ensure it didn't get lost.
28th March 2013, 03:13 PM #19
if its not networked is that an issue?
Originally Posted by FN-GM
28th March 2013, 03:30 PM #20
Off the top of my head I'd say probably the HP 4050 printer in ICT - I was told it was a couple of years old when I started here in 2004!
28th March 2013, 03:33 PM #21
- Rep Power
If it ain't broke...
Originally Posted by glennda
I had to set up standalone XP machines for our CAM stuff as in my naivety I thought upgrading to 7 would work fine. Turns out that relying on future support for IT equipment is a fool's game.
28th March 2013, 03:34 PM #22
I found these in a cupboard, I've just taken these pictures.
28th March 2013, 03:38 PM #23
They make helicopters and to replace the lathe would cost them hundreds of thousands!
Originally Posted by fromtheinternet
28th March 2013, 04:37 PM #24
I've still got a broken psion / acorn palmbook which my parents brought when i started secondary school in 1996.
28th March 2013, 05:02 PM #25
The first portable computer with an ARM chip in it.
I wanted one of these so badly when they were new.
In 2009 I retired an HP LaserJet 2.
Last edited by psydii; 28th March 2013 at 05:04 PM.
28th March 2013, 05:16 PM #26
I might win this one, while the science tech was clearing the prep lab out she gave me a box with a zx81 spectrum which is sat on the desk at work.
For the curious it was released March 1981!
28th March 2013, 06:00 PM #27
- Rep Power
Well the mouse I use every day is a serial mouse, it just works off the universal serial bus.
Originally Posted by Grey-gear
28th March 2013, 08:06 PM #28
That is pretty cool. Please say you found a BBC to play them on
Originally Posted by chazzy2501
Oldest in ours I've found is an old Celeron laptop running W98. Booted it up out of interest...by the time it had finished booting 10 minutes later I had lost interest
My last school still had several Acorns setup ready for use (but they wernt) until 2006ish...couldn't understand why the teachers had let them sit in their classrooms for so long
Last edited by sidewinder; 28th March 2013 at 08:11 PM.
28th March 2013, 10:47 PM #29
and it will last about 100x longer than any of the new equivalents HP have made as they are so cheap and plasticy I am just taking some of them out after millions of pages and over 10 years in service for us and the previous owners.
Originally Posted by 36Degrees
Our oldest bit of tech is probably the old Plasma Screen in the dining hall (we had a pair one has died) or maybe the 22" CRT Info Screens (only 1 remaining out of three as one died and one had an accident during the major building works and never recovered.....) or maybe it could be the CAT5 cabling and some of the last manky 40 year old phone wiring floating around the site..... Desktop PC wise we have a few 3GHz P4s floating around running display screens and things
Last edited by john; 28th March 2013 at 10:49 PM.
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