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Forum: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic: Reliability & Maintainability Questions and Answers
Topic Posted by: Reliability & Maintainability Forum
Organization: System Reliability Center
Date Posted: Mon Aug 31 12:47:36 US/Eastern 1998
Posted by: Rick Johnson
Date posted: Tue May 14 12:44:01 US/Eastern 2002
Subject: Long term storage of Laptop Computer
Are there any issues with the long term (upto 10 years) dormant storage of laptop computers? Hard drive sticking, etc.
Subject: Long Term storage of laptop computers
Reply Posted by: Marina Karyagina
Date Posted: Wed May 15 22:28:57 US/Eastern 2002
That probably will not help much but we in our family got a 1983 PC (386) and an even older Mac. In the last 6 yrs both were used only intermittenly spending most of the time stored in boxes either in a house or in a shed but protected from dust.
They both still power on and work when we try although the PC had a Y2K glitch.
Can you treat this as field data with a sample of 2?
I can't see why laptops would behave differently from desktops.