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    Whiteboard Replacement

    I have been asked to sort out a plan for replacing whiteboards -I have no idea what to do as no whiteboard in any school I work in has failed - until now!
    How long are they expected to last? All ours are the same age (4 years) so when and how would I start replacing them, and do I wait until they actually break?

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    What type are they?

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    Prometheans (unfortunately)

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    I have been asked to sort out a plan for replacing whiteboards -I have no idea what to do as no whiteboard in any school I work in has failed - until now!
    How long are they expected to last? All ours are the same age (4 years) so when and how would I start replacing them, and do I wait until they actually break?

    Hiya Witch,

    Be sure to give me a shout if you need any pricing or a survey carrying out as we would be more than happy to help you with this not only do we supply interactive whiteboard from both Smartboard and Promethean, we offer a full consultation and installation service,

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    We have smartboards that are nearly 7 years old now, never had to replace one yet and I will only change them when they break, projectors are another matter, we have a rolling program to change them every 4-5 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    How long are they expected to last? All ours are the same age (4 years) so when and how would I start replacing them, and do I wait until they actually break?

    The schools I attend have some promethean boards that are at least 7 years old. I have never had a problem with any of them.

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    We have 1 promethean that is 6 or so years old now and still works fine.

    I don't see the point in replacing one of these before it breaks maybe you need to build in a sum of x amount to cover the possibility that one may go wrong.

    If it hasn't done towards the end of the financial year then you have an amount that can be used elsewhere.

    Nothing wrong with our prometheans.

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    We have 1 Promethean at 10 years old and still working fine. It has had 1 or maybes 2 new projectors since then.

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    I would only replace a board if it is broken, same with other equipment, why throw out working kit just because it has reached X years old?

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    hah, I agree. Our parent academy does though..4 year rolling programme. Suits us though - we just got 3 suites of P4/3.06Ghz/512mb/TFT machines for nowt.

    We'll be closing at the end of the summer 09 term, and I'm 99% sure none of our boards etc are coming to the new building. Out of all our SMARTBoards we only have one damaged one, and it does still work.

    I'm going to put a case to the head if I can for asset redistribution to primaries in the area.

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    5 years rolling program for projectors but some Promethean IWBs have lasted nearly 7 years they are pretty robust.

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    Must be nice to have a rolling plan.... i introduced this to my SMT and they all laughed except one.. ( who i think was asleep anyway..)

    We have a dont replace it until its totally usless and of no use other than a door stop...


    p.s. i still have an external scsi one speed cd drive for that use

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