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Cash machines crash after computer failure
Published: Friday February 18, 1:10 PM
ANZ's EFTPOS facilities and automatic teller machines shut down throughout Australia today because of a computer failure.
The malfunction, traced to the banking giant's system headquarters in the Melbourne suburb of Mount Waverley, triggered the crash around 11.30am (AEDT), a company spokesman said.
The bank's EFTPOS facilities across Australia and more than 1,000 ATMs might not be operational until 2pm, the spokesman said.
'Our technical specialists are looking carefully at how the problem can be rectified,' he told AAP.
'In the meantime, we apologise for the inconvenience and remind customers they can still have (EFTPOS) transactions processed manually on the old click-clack machines.'
Regards from OZ
-- Pieter (email@example.com), February 17, 2000
Thanks for the news, Pieter. How long were the machines down for? Is there any further word on what kind of computer problem the machines had?
-- Rachel Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 17, 2000.
I'm checking around but everyone being coy. Must be the sweltering heat. It's a zzzzzizler!
-- Pieter (email@example.com), February 17, 2000.
Back on Line
The ANZ Bank said it had restored its EFTPOS facilities and 70 per cent of its automatic teller machines (ATMs) after a computer glitch forced a shutdown earlier today.
-- Pieter (firstname.lastname@example.org), February 18, 2000.