Your operating times

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  1. ajkula66

    ajkula66 Courage and Consequence

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    On the East Coast, as in Verizon/Frontier territories, CF-18/19 and CF-28/29/30/31 were models used in the field over the past 7-8 years.

    Supervisors were issued CF-72/73/74 and more recently CF-52 models.

    While I don't have the first-hand knowledge of other Baby Bells and their practices, I doubt that they differ much...

    My $0.02 only...
     
  2. orange_george

    orange_george Notebook Evangelist

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    Roger that....& the 4k hours I suggested earlier was intended to be jovial banter. :)

    There are times when you can learn from other peoples misfortune....If a new to you toughie comes from a known "kill them early environment", the chances are it's going to die with a comparatively low accumulated hours.

    I was hoping for 55K hours....but I've just realised that I missed an oil & filter change at 10K....so tomorrows my last day. :hi2:
     
  3. Alecgold

    Alecgold Notebook Evangelist

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    Sorry to repeat some stuff, but I want to make this clear.
    SBC, now a part of AT&T, gave their workers Toughbooks. These phoneyboys abused them so bad, several forum members won't touch them? But if they are physcally abused so bad, you can see it by the marks/dings/breaks?
    So if you buy a pristine looking SBC, what's going to be the problem? Or did I miss something?
     
  4. ohlip

    ohlip Toughbook Modder

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    If you've got a pristine condition. Perhaps its a back up unit that they use once in a while. I never mine getting the abuse one as long as the price is right. It only needs a thorough cleaned up from the inside coz maybe dust and moisture already penetrated on it. The motherboard pcb of the toughbook is clear coated that is why it is also tough but few parts still open and can be damage by moist.. and dust.

    ohlip
     
  5. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

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    I haven't had my hands on SBC 29, but I just got rid of a AT&T CF-30 Mk2. It was beat up and was on a Second or third respray (not by me) but it looked fine when you opened the lid and looked in the keyboard area. The new owner is happy with it and has already started the modding on it. I have seen few more like that on ebay, look rough, but still work.
     
  6. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    It is true some members won't buy them. Like I said before, SBC and ATT units don't bother me.
    It's important to realize that some members buy and sell these for a profit. Some make a living selling them. This changes things for them compared to someone who wants a cheap fixer upper. I can invest a lot more time cleaning and painting a unit when I don't have to worry about cost vs profit.
     
  7. orange_george

    orange_george Notebook Evangelist

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    My apologies to the OP, the thread appears to have been de-railed by my use of an example of why I think the operating environment is a significant factor in the life expectancy of a unit & not just the accumulated operating hours.

    Retaining my original point....a toughie sitting on a desktop will never receive the same use & abuse of those used in the field & it's quite reasonable to expect a "home use" unit to last considerably longer.

    Unfortunately, if you are buying used, the less scrupulous re-furbisher's have realised that manipulating the accumulated hours & the general appearance of an otherwise low dollar unit transforms the said unit into a potentially more attractive proposition. :mad: (the minority Yes, but it happens).

    For obvious reasons the forum does discourage any discussions regarding how to change some settings. :thumbsup:

    There is a lot to be said for paying a fair price from a known trusted source. :) or in the case of Alecgold, your "tailor made" trousers have nice deep pockets allowing you the option to buy NEW. :)

    I get the general idea of why the thread has been started....good idea IF comparing "apples to apples".

    I'll try & get the train back on track....CF-29 Mk5 2,900 hrs (I promise it's genuine).
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    It's interesting coffee table talk about hours on a laptop. The longevity on Toughbooks is a testament to the engineering of them. I would like to hear of a 100,000 hour unit. That being said, I would personally never use the hours of a unit as any valid scale in purchasing. It's like a used car. There are way too many variables to judge based on numbers alone.
    I actually have no idea how many hours are on my cf30. I glanced at it when I first booted it, but then moved on.

    So Gear6 has the high score at the moment with 74,000 hours.:thumbsup:
     
  9. Gear6

    Gear6 Notebook Evangelist

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    :D :D that's a good one :p
    it's got only 7400hrs , not 74000 :D I think the CCFL backlights would be long gone by then, and also the HDD.

    P.S. my work desktop has 2x80GB SATA disks (Barracuda 7200.7) in HW raid, with 54623 hrs; that's over 6yrs non-stop), and no reallocated sectors, or other issues. in the first 2 years, they were in a datacenter, though; they don't make them like that anymore...
     
  10. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

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    So I guess I can't read......

    Jeff has high score of 37,900..

    What's the prize for the winner?
     
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