Greetings! We’ve never had to replace a SMART Board itself (had them in the district for almost 8 years). No moving parts = nothing to wear out. Pen/tool trays occasionally need replacing, and the latest software is a bit of a pain (and not compatible with ChromeBooks) but the boards themselves have never failed on us. We had *one* which was defective out of the box and it was replaced under warranty. We did not purchase all-in-ones with the short throw projector built in, since the projector/bulbs seem to need replacing more often. This way, we can simply swap out projectors and keep going. I once saw a SMART Board on demo which had been skewered by a forklift. Other than the area of the tear itself, the board worked/responded as normal. The fact the newer board are multitouch makes me wish we’d waited to purchase some of the boards in our district. But since boards seem to last forever, there’s no way I can justify replacing them just for the additional features of a multi touch interface. Drew On Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 8:17 AM, Keith Puffer <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Good Monday Morning! > > Was curious what others have found to be the effective lifespan of > SmartBoards. I was asked about replacement cycle and as of yet have not > had any (knock on fake wood countertop) need replacement (some purchased as > far back as 2007). > > Anyone budget for replacement or have devices fail? Or replace as needed? > > Thanks. > > Keith > > -- > Keith Puffer > Technology Coordinator > Washington West Supervisory Union > 340 Mad River Park, Suite 7 > Waitsfield, VT 05673 > 802-496-5486 > Fax: 802-496-6515 > GoogleVoice: 802-870-0630 > https://wwsuvalley.on.spiceworks.com/portal > <https://wwsuvalley.on.spiceworks.com/portal?_ga=1.58522082.973774531.1464180008> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Search <http://list.uvm.edu/archives/school-it.html> the SCHOOL-IT Archive > > Manage <http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SCHOOL-IT&A=1> your > Subscription to SCHOOL-IT > -- Drew Blanchard Technology Integration Specialist Google Apps Certified Winooski City Schools 60 Normand St Winooski, VT 05404 vm: (802) 383 - 6073 I apologize for the following long, wordy, and required signature statement CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential, constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-383-6000 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.