Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Vintage Packard Bell Items hope:


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 Anuextreme23

Anuextreme23

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:01:13 PM

Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

Hello Everyone,
For an important personal project I am focusing on Vintage Computers Items for Packard Bell. I have tried all around my state for Packard Bell Computers, Master CD, Restore Diskettes, and Documentation. If someone out there will be able to help me, it will be well regarded. Thank you for your time.



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


m

#2 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 20,503 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:02:13 PM

Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:12 PM

As you can see from this link, Packard Bell left the U.S. in 2000. It stayed in Europe and is part of Gateway which is owned by Acer. The only chance of finding anything would be on Ebay.

 

In 2000, NEC withdrew Packard Bell from the U.S. market, selling their Utah-based call centers, all its US inventory and all US product liability to Alorica Inc, who was responsible for providing support to all remaining US customers. Packard Bell continued to be popular overseas as Packard Bell B.V. (PBBV).[15] Indeed, Packard Bell B.V. still enjoys a relatively good reputation. Packard Bell also entered other businesses: such as MP3 players. In 2004, the company changed its logo and began manufacturing media products for television and wireless networking.

 



#3 Anuextreme23

Anuextreme23
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:01:13 PM

Posted 07 April 2014 - 04:11 PM

eBay's shipping is unreliable and you cannot see the products clearly, which is a problem. Anyone?



#4 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 20,503 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:02:13 PM

Posted 07 April 2014 - 05:09 PM

The only documentation I could find on the old Packard Bell was here.



#5 Anuextreme23

Anuextreme23
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:01:13 PM

Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:53 PM

Ok, Thanks, but I looked there.



#6 JohnC_21

JohnC_21

  • Members
  • 20,503 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:02:13 PM

Posted 07 April 2014 - 07:11 PM

They have documentation on their ftp site but the oldest is from 2004 and I think you are looking for something older, right?

 

ftp://ftp.download.packardbell.com/



#7 Anuextreme23

Anuextreme23
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 12 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:01:13 PM

Posted 12 April 2014 - 08:31 AM

I got my items, This thread can be removed by an admin. Thank You.



#8 sdfox 7

sdfox 7

  • Members
  • 32 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:CT
  • Local time:03:13 PM

Posted 05 July 2014 - 12:16 PM

If anyone else needs Packard Bell resources in the future, you can always drive back to the 1996 website courtesy of the Wayback Machine: http://web.archive.org/web/19961229202212/http://www.packardbell.com/


IBM ThinkPad 600E 2645-8AU (Win98), T23 2647-4MU (Win2000), T41 2373-7FU (WinXP)
My name is Stephen Fox. I am a '18 BBA and '20 MBA student at WCSU.
Disable Google Chrome End of Support Infobar on Windows XP/Vista


#9 cmptrgy

cmptrgy

  • Members
  • 1,524 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Massachusetts
  • Local time:02:13 PM

Posted 06 September 2014 - 06:00 AM

I found this thread and the info provided very interesting. My first home bought computer was a Packard Bell; it ran great and it was my foundation of how to use, maintain & secure my computers as time marched on.


HP CPQ 6000 Pro Win10 Pro 32-bit OS desktop 2.80 GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core E-6300 (x64-based processor) 250GB SSD 4/16GB RAM Intel® Q45/Q43 Express Chipset Microsoft Driver version: 8.15.10.2702 / Realtek High Definition Audio. BIOS System information: Legacy Hewlett Packard 786G2 v01.09, 8/25/2009. Dual boot with Linux Mint MATE 64-bt.


#10 grinch411

grinch411

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  

Posted 05 December 2016 - 09:15 AM

i have a vintage packard bell pb400 with a cd drive installed in great condition. has keyboard mouse scooter power supply and monitor pb8538svga. no need for it and looking to sell it.  if anyone is interested please feel free to ask me. thanks.

 






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users