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Durability of Beamsprings

mog_genius88
Alps switches (edited) are prone to dust, and if used long enough while dirty they will become permanently damaged as the dust creates micro scratches on the plastic surface (i.e. they will never be…

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Zilanda or similarly named silent panda switches

TheMilkmen
Alright so I have been looking into getting some pandas together for a good panda tactile, but also need a silent board. So the question is has anyone done any modding to make a zilent stemmed panda…

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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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How to replace soldered switches
How to replace soldered switches

kissu
Hi all, I'm kinda new here, sorry if my answer was already asked or I posted in the wrong place.. :/ I got some issues about changing some switches.…

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Choices for Mechanical RGB Keyboard with Blue Switches

Crusher21
Hello, So I recently purchased the MX Brown K70 RGB and I love it but it's not clicky like I wanted (for some reason I thought the brown switches would be clicky before I bought it). Now I'm looking…

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FK-2001 Dust Cover
FK-2001 Dust Cover

ScottPaladin
This feels like a dumb question, but this FK-2001 in shabby condition arrived in the mail today. https://i.imgur.com/X4pZV6… …

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Convert wireless keyboard into wired keyboard?

ferguson1951
Hello everybody. I have this new wireless chinese French language keyboard that is not working anymore. Cheap stuff. Instead of throwing it into the bin, I would like to convert it into a wired…

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Some beamspring keyboards I found today
Some beamspring keyboards I found today

Bass
HI all, So I managed to find some beamspring keyboards at an electronics surplus warehouse: …

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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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XT to PS/2 Converter for Model F
XT to PS/2 Converter for Model F

Engicoder
Why? Why not? Anyway, here it is, a converter that allows you to use the original cable for the Model F XT and use it with a PS/2 computer…

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Extreme problems with Model M keyboard
Extreme problems with Model M keyboard

c3rt
I purchased a 122 key Model M keyboard weeks ago. The only thing I was waiting for was a 5 pin din adapter to PS2. I would be using that adapter and…

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Atari 600xl or 800xl
Atari 600xl or 800xl

UncleFan
Who has "Atari 600xl" or "800xl" with cherry switches like these photos ? Please provide me a clear picture of its switch. Thanks…

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IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs

RickCHodgin
My name is Rick C. Hodgin, and I'm a software developer who's working on a very large project. Part of that project includes designing and…

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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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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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Another guy on reddit selling a Wingnut (for $10.000 ?!?!?!?!!!)
Another guy on reddit selling a Wingnut (for $10.000 ?!?!?!?!!!)

derzemel
Here's the sale page made by a guy from Australia.

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IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find

JP!
Today was a good IBM day. Parts of an IBM system 3 literally in a barn, used as tables and as a tool chest. Some of the heavy electrical…

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Keyboard Meetup @Computer Museum of America, Atlanta GA 2018042[12]
Keyboard Meetup @Computer Museum of America, Atlanta GA 2018042[12]

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76dlfY0NkuQ Not only do you have two days of awesome exhibits, talks, and lots of old computers (and keyboards), but there's also going to be a…

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Better late than never
Better late than never

Felice
Hi to everyone, this is my first post on this forum. Just one year ago I began to interest about mechanical keyboards, and I knew fast was for me…

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Advice on repairing an SGI granite keyboard with dented PS/2 plug

glaurung
I have an SGI 9500900 "granite" keyboard. The plug looks OK, but I cannot get it to plug in properly without a ton of wriggling and fiddling and a scary amount of force. I've tried plugging…

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White Badge XT Zenith Z-150?
White Badge XT Zenith Z-150?

idlethock
I recently got this pristine Zenith Z-150 off of ebay with SCKL green alps. I was excited to have AT version of this board to use (and possibly swap…

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Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!

Blaise170
We've all seen them - keyboards which look like a unicorn vomited on it or with austere modifications on classic vintage keyboards. The…

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Cherry low profile

IKSLM
Before i found topre i was a fan of linear switches (cherry, mainly). Now i'm really curious how does the low profile red ( https://www.cherrymx.de/en/low-profile… ) compare to the regular red?…

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Searching for a particular type of linear switch

gondol9
Hey all, I'm looking for a linear switch preferably with low actuation force that registers a keystroke at the VERY BOTTOM of the stroke, similar to how a membrane keyboard works. It does not need to…

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Updated my list of previously owned keyboards

Blaise170
Over 150... Considering the price of some of these, I've spent far more on this hobby than I thought. :lol: https://deskthority.net/wiki/User:Blai…

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Guy finds rare Alps SKCC Radio Shack TRS-III keyboard unit
Guy finds rare Alps SKCC Radio Shack TRS-III keyboard unit

green-squid
-T_rpBdeEF4 Any info on this? (not my find)

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Allen Bradley 1784-T50 Industrial Terminal keyboard
Allen Bradley 1784-T50 Industrial Terminal keyboard

Rogue77
The keyboard looks similar to a IBM model f at but I am not one hundred percent convinced that this is even made by IBM, may I get some help…

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[Engineering Prototype] BladeMaster keyboard comes here to gather idea
[Engineering Prototype] BladeMaster keyboard comes here to gather idea

ZGame
Hi, guys. I am very excited to tell you our first prototype of Drevo BladeMaster keyboard(not on the market yet). I want to gather feedback…

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What switch feels closest to topre 55g?

Big Bricced
Im new to here so pleas dont use confusing complex terms on me. What switch would be closest to topre 55g while being under 55g?

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MIX profile "Big Bang" Ortholinear Keycap Set available on KBDfans NOW
MIX profile "Big Bang" Ortholinear Keycap Set available on KBDfans NOW

muni
https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… Fit…

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What mechanical switch is closest to 45g/55g topre

Big Bricced
What mechanical switch do you know is closest to a 45g/55g topre switch?

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Topre misbihaving after 4th lube job why ??
Topre misbihaving after 4th lube job why ??

TuxKey
Hi guys, After experiencing this problem for a fourth time i decided to ask for help as i can't figure out the reason for it happening. The board is…

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Help me choose a new mechanical Keyboard please!

opel65
Hello, I've been using a Steelseries 6GV2 for past 2 years but recently two switches began to fail to register every time which is extremely bothering. I though it's time for an upgrade so I wanted to…

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Has anyone ever...?
Has anyone ever...?

Riff
This video is slightly off topic but do bear with me and have a look then please continue. 0wDtxYeJdzg I never had a C64... Spectrum…

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Best switches for resale value?

Blaise170
Hi all. Have a few MX-compatible boards that need to have their switches replaced due to failures of varying degrees. What cheap switches would be good for resale value? I'm thinking of vintage MX…

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