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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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An interesting model of IBM Model M
An interesting model of IBM Model M

Beasway
Hi, Looking for information on the Model M i have, qwerty ISO with red sublegends, never seen that before, also check out the double legends on the…

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Buying from TaoBao's secondhand website from outside China - how???

Menuhin
The TaoBao website we are talking about are mostly TaoBao's primary site: https://www.taobao.com/ However, TaoBao has a secondhand website, that works like a craigslist or kleinanzeigen or eBay…

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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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Looking for an IBM SpaceSaver II

rubenvann
Hi there, I am looking for a nice compact standalone keyboard with trackpoint with three buttons. So far, the only keyboard that I've found that satisfies all my wishes is the IBM SpaceSaver II. The…

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Question about Model F XT PCB
Question about Model F XT PCB

OldIsNew
I saw a pic of a Model F XT PCB on eBay that looked unusual to me. The contacts and tracings appear to have a black coating similar to a 3276…

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Dell AT101
Dell AT101

seebart
This is the very common Dell AT 101 in a not so common varaint; case & spacebar are still yellowed but that's fixable. These old Dells…

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Keyboard.io Appreciation Thread

XMIT
My Keyboard.io Model 01 is in transit! :o I elected to receive an early PVT board. After at least a two year wait I have a tracking number. :!: I fully support obra's work and it has been an…

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Hasu's converter questions

Wingklip
I have been using hasu's pingmaster converter and am not able to get NKRO for some odd reason> It seems that this would be due to the presence of the buzzer, which I cannot seem to turn off. Is…

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Should I buy a HHKB

DerpyDash_xAD
So my dilemma is that they are expensive, I've never tried topre and I generally use linears, I'm not a huge fan of blues/browns. That said, I'm looking for a new keyboard, my pure pro is a…

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Mineral oil as switch lube

Awe1212
Is it ok to use mineral oil to lube my alps black switch?

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Micro Switch Keyboards to USB?
Micro Switch Keyboards to USB?

MrDuul
Just posing the question if this is possible? And what would be required to do so? I am talking about the IBM 3277 Micro Switch Version. I also…

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Best Year and Model Number for Model M

THATGUY69
Hello, I have a model M from 1988 and I am very happy with it, but i'm just curious what the best year of the model m is. Are we going by the older the M is the better? I'm just curious and…

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Hi-Tek were having a laugh

Daniel Beardsmore
002 and I have been doing some digging into the NMB Hi-Tek switch over the last few days. Together with a fortuitous topic that sprung up on GH last night, I think Hi-Tek should be vying…

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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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Mac OS X mistakes keyboard for XT?

Chyros
Hey guys, when I was using my ZKB-2 with an AT adapter and PS/2 converter it worked fairly fine, but now that I'm using an AT/XT Soarer's converter for it (I need the PS/2 one to test things with) for…

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ANSI NMB RT-8251C

Harshmallow
Has anyone seen this particular model before? I don't usually get too excited about a board having an ANSI layout with a 'normal' backspace and enter layout (normal to me in Canada anyway!), but NMB…

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First “real” computer keyboard?
First “real” computer keyboard?

mwichary
Hi, new member here. I’m doing a bit of research on the first real computer keyboard, and HaaTa suggested this might be a good place to tap into…

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Some problems with a Model M

DustGod
Hi everyone! First post here :) I'm seeking out help for a small but significant problem with my Model M (a 1393395, if that matters). I started using it with no problems at all; I also, in some…

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Fixing alps chattering

JollySkeletor
Hey folks, has anyone got any experience will fixing chattering on complicated alps? I assume I need to do something with the contact leaf? Thanks

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Model F XT barrel codes
Model F XT barrel codes

Clavius
I've been happily typing away on a IBM model F XT 5155 (the portable personal computer one ;) ) for a while now, but yesterday evening my numpad 6…

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What are PD1 and PD2 Keys on 4704 Boards stand for?

MrDuul
Wondering if anyone out there knows what the PD1, PD2 keys are for on 4704 keyboards? Also Erase POF key, maybe there is a wiki for this? I don't know where else to post this. …

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Logitech G810 firmware problem

theorycps
So i recently bought a G810 Keybord for 20$, the owner said that the keyboard stopped working after firmware update, he did RMA and got a new one I plug the keyboard in to the pc and it does the…

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Plum Nano75 keyboard with 45g, black frame and POM side print keycap

mech greenhand
Hi, everyone, I am contacting with Plum boss to discuss for the black nano75 keyboard with 45g force, features as following: 1) black frame, black POM side print keycap( cherry profile…

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HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal
HERMES Rocketeer (SA) keyset proposal

zslane
The recent thread on Tom Hanks' typewriter collection inspired me to whip up an SA keycap set for 60% keyboards based on my favorite vintage…

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Ultranav driver for W10 for a Lenovo SK-8845 UltraNav kb?

wddanie
Is there a way to get an Ultranav driver to run on W10 for a Lenovo SK-8845 UltraNav kb? I have it running now by changing the Synaptics driver to a "USB Input Device", but there are no…

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IBM USB Keyboard with UltraNav - top mouse buttons not working
IBM USB Keyboard with UltraNav - top mouse buttons not working

Clavius
I scooped up a nice sk-8835 for my wife as she likes to have a keyboard with a mouse integrated for ergonomic reasons. Getting it to work however has…

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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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Look at these unique keycaps!

Hawk
Look at these unique keycaps on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Nebula-Keycap-T… Alredy bought the charming nebula one :D .

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Keyboard Sound Check: consistent audio of multiple popular boards
Keyboard Sound Check: consistent audio of multiple popular boards

XMIT
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aMaet… I'm hard at work on Round 2 prototyping for my Hall boards. I'll cross post about that later, or you…

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Individual Scissor Switches for DIY Projects
Individual Scissor Switches for DIY Projects

vaskoiii
Can somebody help me find more keyboards with scissor switches like the rendered image on the deskthority wiki? I want to source parts to produce…

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Old keyboards in Auburn, AL

elecplus
The univ there has a recycling program. I called and the guy said they have some old stuff, but someone would have to come dig. Cost is donation style. Anybody here in Auburn, or close by?

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buying advice (TKL/small ISO keyboard); VA69M quality

googolplex
Hello, I want to buy a small keyboard with arrow keys. It should not be too high (as pokers are) to prevent wrist hurts. The keycaps should be MX compatible and the layout has to be ISO German. It…

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Cherry G80-3497 and G80-1867: Korean MX-Boards (anyone speak Korean?)
Cherry G80-3497 and G80-1867: Korean MX-Boards (anyone speak Korean?)

citrojohn
I found Cherry's Korean site by accident today ( http://cherryko.co.kr/ ), and discovered they have two KO-layout keyboards listed.…

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Alps Plate Spring vs. IBM Beam Spring
Alps Plate Spring vs. IBM Beam Spring

ohaimark
Alps Plate Springs have been experiencing a hype bubble that I'm going to partially pop, as they are regularly compared to IBM Beam Springs. I'll go…

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