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IBM Model M 1392373 ?

zx_spectrum
I couldn't find real data about 1392373. aside from the fact that it is french/canadian ISO, It has strange connection cable . and what about its protocol ?

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should we make a new XT layout group buy?
should we make a new XT layout group buy?

andrea-i
As naive as the title says : ) I know there's the XTant and I don' particularly like that solution, this is more what I have in mind: DSC03658.jpg …

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Does the asymmetry bother you?

Wendell
When I moved from typewriters to PCs in the late 1980s, one of the things I really disliked was the huge asymmetry of the 101-key layout. With the alpha keys directly in front of me, the…

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Typing Demo XL - Cherry solid-state capacitive switches (Cherry KFN-3)
Typing Demo XL - Cherry solid-state capacitive switches (Cherry KFN-3)

Chyros
As requested by a viewer, a typing demo of a rather uncommon switch; Cherry solid-state capacitive! Hope you enjoy! :) HWmxLfZuMdQ

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"Solid" mechanical keyboard with ISO-DE layout (100 %)

ghostdawg187
Hey guys, I want to buy my father his first mechanical keyboard for Christmas. He is an old fashioned programmer but has never possessed a mechanical keyboard in his programmer life. So it is time to…

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a wild IBM Model F appears...with a thai exclusive layout?!?
a wild IBM Model F appears...with a thai exclusive layout?!?

andrea-i
Scrolling reddit/mechanicalkeyboards I noticed this nice post: https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKey… And then something odd, look at this: …

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NEC 8801 MKII Adapter
NEC 8801 MKII Adapter

Muramasa
I’ve had this blue alps board for quite some time and wondered if anyone knew of any adapters?

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IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Prelim
Hi guys, I've search the forum but I can't find a thread for keyboards identification... so I thought the best was to create one by myself. Here's the first one since I have no clue of…

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Decent Rubber Domes thread

green-squid
I thought it would be a good idea for all of us on a budget to have a thread where we can collect all the decent rubber dome/slider over dome boards in one place, so that we know what's up…

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Bought a Digicomp DR-70 Astrology Microcomputer [1981]
Bought a Digicomp DR-70 Astrology Microcomputer [1981]

Kankurou1010
https://imgur.com/a/4HgqT57 Well, I got it. It's pretty freaking cool. MEI WEAB switches. https://deskthority.net/wiki/MEI_T-5_s……

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Need HELP!! IBM5291 Bigfoot converter

bhatara007
Yesterday, I recived IBM5291 bigfoot and I find solution how to convert to usb. I just find Soarer converter v.1.20 beta4 to do that but I am guessing D0, D1, D2, D3 , D4, D5, D6 etc. are the pins on…

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Model F AT not working

Shifty
Hey all, I got an F AT off of ebay a few weeks back, but I've had no luck getting it going. The seller said it was working when he last used it, but that was over 6 months ago. I ordered a soarer's…

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Do you type properly?

ruhtraeel
As in, do you keep your fingers on home row, etc? If not, what do you do differently? I'm curious, because I personally don't believe that there is a proper way to type. I notice that when…

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Alps switch identity?
Alps switch identity?

elecplus
I have looked through the Alps switches on the wiki, and I can't find these. These came from an old Apple keyboard. It says Alps in the logo on the…

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NBM RT6671?

reececonrad
https://www.ebay.com/itm/143012503713?… Anyone know about this particular model? I'm guessing it's Hitek switches of some sort, but I cannot find anything about it. Seems to be in very nice…

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Zenith Z-150 black badge still not convert-able?

Sup
I was thinking about getting one but i read people saying that it isn't fully convertible and that there are still issues. I also haven't seen any documentation of someone successfully converting one…

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Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!

Chyros
If you could have any keyboard layout, what would it be? Post a picture (doesn't have to be pretty, doesn't have to specify keys that are…

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Alps Appreciation

ohaimark
Oh Alps, your price high Your colors, shapes unending Like namesake mountains (Thread started due to Chyros' "DO ITTTTTT.")

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Toshiba-branded Alps Bigfoot keyboard with red + clicky Alps switches
Toshiba-branded Alps Bigfoot keyboard with red + clicky Alps switches

XTaran
Hi, I'm new here, was only using the DT wiki as useful resource before. Over at Reddit's /r/MK I have been told I have to post my find here: I…

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The Korean Custom Keyboards #1: 356 Series
The Korean Custom Keyboards #1: 356 Series

sixty
Since a bunch of people always ask "omg what is that keyboard???" every few weeks, whenever someone links a picture from OTD, I…

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Matias Mini Quiet Pro: what's it like to live with?

vometia
Bit of an impulse-buy, this : unable to sleep in the early hours I'm hammering away on my Model M and becoming increasingly uncomfortable that my gf is asleep in the next room and at this…

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PCB for the 50-key IBM 4740

TerminalJunkie
After seeing the XTant, FSSK/FEXT, Model MF, and the 3277 PCBs, I'm wondering what the PCB of the 50-key IBM 4740 keyboards look like. (That's the 10 x 5 ortholinear one). I know that a number of…

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Zenith ZFA-138-42 Mods + Video with Typing Sounds
Zenith ZFA-138-42 Mods + Video with Typing Sounds

Hypersphere
The Zenith ZFA-138-42 keyboard is similar to the Zenith Z-150, but the former has been lightened up a bit for use in a "portable" computer.…

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Sound/Lighting operator keyboard?

abhibeckert
I'm having trouble finding a good keyboard for use in a sound/lighting desk at a theatre. Can you guys help find one? I need: 1. Tactile switches The operator will typically rest their finger on a…

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Problems with my AEKIIs...

Johnnya101
Hi guys, New to mechanical keyboards, but not to vintage things. Have a bunch of old apple keyboards Im refurbishing/cleaning, and came across two Apple Extended IIs. AEK 1: Works great! No…

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Zenith Z-150 Makeover
Zenith Z-150 Makeover

Hypersphere
In spite of myself, I like the form factor of the Zenith Z-150 series, and the 100-1886 model sports the visually appealing black label. However, the…

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[Advice Needed] Options for ortholinear keyboards

Ralph_IT
Sorry if this thread doesn't belong here. I looked through the wiki and ortholinear keyboards caught my eye, splitted ones specially. As I visited some of the sellers, I had trouble trying to decide…

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Capacitive vs Regular (membrane) Buckling Spring Tactility?

zx_spectrum
I know very well the sound difference between capacitive and membrane buckling spring switches. i own a model m keyboard and i have watched a lot of videos for sound comparison. but i would like to…

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Lighter Cherry MX blacks from Arrow.com?

Menuhin
I came across "two variants" of Cherry MX blacks on Arrow.com: MX1A-11NW which operates at 0.58N and MX1A-G1DN which operates at 0.45N They both look very Cherry…

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Typing Demo XL - silenced Topre WITH SILENCING MAT (HHKB Type-S)
Typing Demo XL - silenced Topre WITH SILENCING MAT (HHKB Type-S)

Chyros
As promised, here is the TDXL of the HHKB Type-S with the additional silencing mat. Hope you enjoy the video! :) r_HoFG-jqUY

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Some questions about the IBM 3101 keyboard

PlacaFromHell
Hi guys. About a year ago I started to have a lot of intrigue about my keyboard. First, why was IBM still producing IBM 3101 computers in the 1986? Not only had the XT come out, it was one year after…

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Trying to find my ultimate project keyboard. Help needed
Trying to find my ultimate project keyboard. Help needed

green-squid
So I am looking to compile this thread so that I will find my ultimate and possibly final project keyboard for conversion. All these PC boards are…

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Hyper 7 IRL...
Hyper 7 IRL...

jae-3soteric
https://i.imgur.com/1nRp5U… So after seeing the H7 kit of keycaps for sale last summer, I bought them off 7Bit with no…

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Mechanical Keyboard 'S' Key Releasing When Rocked Back and Forth

meowthful127
I was playing a game where I had to hold down keys to match with the beat. For a few weeks, the 'S' key had been fine. I don't know what really happened, but there was this time when I held down the…

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Help, keyboard havs water mist in winter?

Morgann
Is there any solution? In the winter, when playing the game, a small heater was placed next to it. Is this the reason?

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