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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.

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Vintage Packard Bell PC worth 0cents cos the Intel isn't extinct yet.  Help you how?  You looking for old parts from donations?

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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.


You trying to get data off the hard drive ?

You can take out the drive and perhaps install it in an external case.

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Your best bet is eBay in their vintage computer section for parts.  

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Vintage Packard Bell PC worth 0cents cos the Intel isn't extinct yet.  Help you how?  You looking for old parts from donations?

Yes looking for old parts from donations

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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.

Call Electronic Discount.  They have a sort of museum in the store - I have seen a 10KB IBM hard drive there the size of a washing machine.
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Thanks, Is there a chance that they have Packard Bell Computers?

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Thanks, Is there a chance that they have Packard Bell Computers?

...You'd have to do the checking, these are suggestions, it's your project.

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Thanks, Is there a chance that they have Packard Bell Computers?

Call them? Also check eBay, Craigslist and the like - you should be able to find Packard Bell items on there for a low prize.

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Wish I can help with your hobby buddy.  I just can't stand their product and yeah it's outdated.  So I don't keep any of their old parts.  As a matter of fact, I build my own.  If I live anywhere near, I may find a way to help you out on that journey.  Good hunting bud.

Yes looking for old parts from donations

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Update: I called Electronic Discount Sales, and they had a PAckard Bell 3.1 Software Collection, but it was not for resale which is illegal. I then emailed them about the action that they will do to it. I do not live in Texas sadly. eBay's shipping prices are very expensive and I trying to find some other way. I want to avoid eBay at all costs. Thank You.

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OK so you could email the CEO of Acer. They now own a large stake in packard bell. I am sure they would be able to provide details of anything you want and may have old stuff they would send you if you ask nicely. 

 

marco_andresen@acer-euro.com

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I called Electronic Discount Sales, and they had a PAckard Bell 3.1 Software Collection, but it was not for resale which is illegal. I then emailed them about the action that they will do to it.

 

You did what??? LOL

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I tried some, thanks.

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I tried some, thanks.

 

You tried some what?

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You tried some what?

oof i though i was dyslexically from reading this thread, fortunately i'm not the only one.

 

i still do see some stores still selling Packard Bell laptops with Windows 7...weird.

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try freecycle, put in a wanted add on there. someone might have one.

 

i've still got one of these in the attic 

 

Packard Bell Platinum 8700 (most expensive computer i ever bought!)

 

http://www.backoffice.be/prod_uk/Packard_Bell/p180111614_packard_bell_platinum_8700_gf_rw_mt_1_x_piii_.asp

I tried Freecycle, no luck. Do you have any Master CD/Diskettes for it?

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My first PC was a Packard Bell (can't remember the model) that I bought at Circuit City.

233mhz Pentium
32mb RAM
4gb HDD
56k modem

I still have the monitor because every once in a while I use it with a Sega Dreamcast running through a VGA converter and it looks great. Perfect shape except the letter "B" in the logo was wearing off so I rebranded it with the letter "H" lol
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haven't seen the recovery media for it in years. might have been thrown out with all the moving i've done over the years, 

 

put in a wanted add on your local freecycle and someone might respond. 

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What is illegal ?  The fact they wont sell something ?    Huh ?

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I used to work for a large computer retailer in the late 90s.  We have cd wallets full of packard bell recovery media.

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This was my first new PC in 1999 (from memory, it cost around

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Update: Got the Platinum 1 with original keyboard, mouse, and software collection :). It needs some work (missing power supply) and (floppy drive not connected) etc. I might need some help to fix it. If anybody has these items please let me know thanks.

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Update: I ordered the Packard Bell Power Supply along with another one? I am still looking for these items. Thanks.

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