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The Oracle Answers
The Oracle Answers

The Keyboard Oracle
Thy wish is to buy a mechanical keyboard, but eternal doubt is eating éow irrelevant mortal soul? The Leopold with Cherry MX Blue…

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IBM Kb- 7953 sounds exactly like HHKB Pro 2 Type-S and feels amazing

burn1nsun
I got this keyboard for 2€ from a thrift shop, it was the filthiest thing I've ever seen in my life, but then I cleaned it. Hard. And the next morning, WOW, this keyboard beats all the buckling…

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Repairing a model M.

dos
Heyo, So the other day I spilt tea on my model M. It still worked albiet poorly. Keys directly under the spill only worked sporadically. I took it apart, cleaned and dried it as best I could, and…

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what should i do with this keyboard i found

sphinx
http://imgur.com/a/J8SBZ#0 I should be able to use it with soarer's converter right?

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ibm model m terminal problem with pro micro

xulos
I've got 3 pieces of ibm model m terminal with rj45. I flashed atmega32u4 following this http://hasbeardplaysgames.co.uk/2014/1… but now when i connect keyobard to my lenovo note book, it shuts…

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Wyse PCE INT'L with "RRE" switches — Indian Cherry MX clones?
Wyse PCE INT'L with "RRE" switches — Indian Cherry MX clones?

stratokaster
When I got my Wyse PCE INT'L, I immediately noticed that some of the keys felt somewhat different to others. I thought that the keyboard just needed…

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Are there EU residents here that have bought keyboards from GMarket?

derzemel
Are there EU residents here that have bought keyboards from GMarket Korea? http://global.gmarket.co.kr/Home/Main Can you write a few words regarding you experience? I am planning to get this…

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The SurpriseBox Worldwide Trip 2

Mrinterface
I'm going to send a SurpriseBox(@) around the world for the second time. The idea is based on this one : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_red_p… The general idea is that you…

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E-Button only works if pressed in a certain angle

Aydo
Hello guys and girls, my keyboard of ~3 years (Steelseries 7G) is behaving weird. So one day for no apperent reason my E-button started to not work when I simply press it the usual way, which is…

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Disassembling SMK Montereys

BussoV6
Is there a guide on how to disassemble and/or lubricate SMK Monterey Blues switches? The switch under the "Z" key on my Monterey K110/SIIG Minitouch doesn't always register my keystrokes,…

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Looking for mechanical keyboards where the f and number keys line up.

thebloody9
I'm looking for mechanical keyboards that have their f and number keys line up exactly (besides the noppo choc mini and the keycool 84). Those are the only two of that style I have been able to find…

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Filco cables compatibility

manna
Anyone know if Filco cables work on Wasd CODE keyboards?

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How many keyboards do you own?

pjmelon
I want to get an idea how far gone I am in the collection of custom keyboards and whether I need to seek professional help or buy more keyboards. All in good fun. :)

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Frankllin ACE 2000 keyboard - mystery solved
Frankllin ACE 2000 keyboard - mystery solved

XMIT
I came across a random listing that has this key switch. It is described as "clicky". I thought it was maybe Futaba Cherry mount? But - the…

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QuickFire TK num lock questions

allthumbs
Can someone familiar with the QuickFire TK help me out with a few questions? I used to think you'd just hit the Num Lock button to swap between using numbers vs using the navigation keys. But then I…

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Recommendation needed: boxes to store keyboards

idollar
Hi, I need some storage boxes for my keyboards. There are many standards that one could use. Do you have any recommendation ? If you know a good "versand" in Germany, please tell me. …

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TI-99 keyboards

Daniel Beardsmore
I was curious to see if there were any photos proving the switch type in the TI-99 keyboard on eBay. I found this: http://kbdbabel.sourceforge.net/matrix… I've just contacted the guy at…

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IBM Disassembly Help

Firebolt1914
I've tried many things to attempt to get my SSK open including the pen trick. The pen trick _almost_ works, except the hex bolts are screwed down real tight. Are there any other methods available…

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Where to buy cherry stabilizers

manna
Anyone can point me to a site that sell cherry stabilizers, if possible in europe? Thanks.

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Compact, wireless, mx-blue

IKSLM
Ok, the hunt for the filco minila did not go as i had hopped :D So i decided not to limit myself to minila... Now, what would be my options if i'm looking for a compact (about 60%), wireless and…

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Costar CSK-7102 (Alps-like switches) — any good?
Costar CSK-7102 (Alps-like switches) — any good?

stratokaster
I found this keyboard on a local auction site. It appears to have some unbranded Alps-like switches. Are those any good? Is it worth buying for ~$12?…

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Laptop Keyboards

AbuBakr Akram
So, lately I’ve been thinking of buying a laptop. I love my PC to death; I do everything there, from schoolwork to gaming to typing forum posts. But even I can recognize the need to have a…

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Honeywell VIP 7201 terminal - I think hall effect?
Honeywell VIP 7201 terminal - I think hall effect?

XMIT
I picked up a Honeywell VIP 7201 terminal. Most of the photos I've seen online of this terminal have a black keyboard with some unknown switch - any…

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Leopold uses multiple plates / stabilizer spacing on FC750R keyboards
Leopold uses multiple plates / stabilizer spacing on FC750R keyboards

derzemel
Hello, For some time now I have been planning and wishing to get my hands on a Leopold FC750R and I have looked at way to many pictures with this…

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Apple's new butterfly keyboard
Apple's new butterfly keyboard

abhibeckert
Today Apple announced their next generation MacBook, with a completely redesigned key mechanism. MacBook_PF_OP30_Svr-PRINT.jpg For…

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Rapoo KX

HzFaq
Haven't seen this mentioned here yet, looks...interesting. Dual mode Wireless, backlit, 60%(ish) with some added confusion over which switches it uses...The video below shows the fake Cherry switches…

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DSA keycaps vs. Cherry MX o-ring dampeners

Sigmoid
Hey, I've read a few forum posts around the net that DSA keycaps are slightly "deeper" than regular Cherry MX keys, and the switch itself will bottom out before even a .4mm rubber o-ring…

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Looking for high-quality alphabetical stickers

Sigmoid
I have started learning Colemak, and it's absolutely wonderful... However, when I need to enter passwords, I get confused. :D When typing I can go back and correct mistakes without looking down...…

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What layout do you use?

z3ta
I was just wondering what is the most spread keyboard layout between mechanical keyboard enthusiasts. So, what is yours, and, most importantly, why? :D EDIT: I use colemak because it is (for…

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Ganss mechanical keyboards w/cherry mx switches ?

mech greenhand
Any one has any experiences with ganss mechanical keyboards ?? Like the 87-key layout, GS-87 with cherry mx switches? Thanks

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Model M right shift key

elecplus
What would make this key not pop back up? I have tried 3 different caps, but they all do the same thing. It feels "tight" to get it in. The stabilizer and spring are there. It sounds…

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Programming the Poker II

Hypersphere
According to the DT Wiki, "The Poker II does not permit normal key functionality to [be] reprogrammed." Nevertheless, I have seen posts indicating that a complete remapping, such…

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Need help identifying some keyboards
Need help identifying some keyboards

z3ta
Could you guys help me with this stuff? Thanks in advanced First One, big ass enter key

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Representing Deskthority at the 2015 re-publica in Berlin

Ascaii
Anyone following the surprise box will have read the backstory, so I will put it in spoiler tags here. Now, I had contact with the girl and we would be able to get room for an installation, the…

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Switches for people with arthritis?

scottc
Hey all, So here's a question that I haven't really found much about around the forums: Does anyone have any experience with what kinds of switches are most comfortable for people with arthritis? …

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