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Stupid Questions About Adapting

consideringquiet
So recently I've got a hold of a decent soldering iron I need to go through with a couple of my projects regarding wiring old keyboard up to be new, but I've realized I'm actually missing some crucial…

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Alps top housing stuck?

Xser
Hey all, I've run into this situation where I'm unable to remove the top housing of an alps switch the usual way. This has happened to me on other boards and I was able to ignore it, but now the…

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APC-H410E "Japanese Model M"

Alephlol
I have a NEC APC-H410E that's in pretty good condition. Most of the boards that are similar to mine go for around 50, but are made in Thailand. Mine is made in Japan so I would think it'd be worth…

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Can anyone recommend me the best mechanical gaming keyboard?

Stalvros
Hello to community :) I'm pretty new in the mechanical keyboard industry so I'll ask this instead. Can anyone recommend me a good / best mechanical gaming keyboard for MMORPG gaming? Would like to…

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Shift Happens - A book on the history of keyboards

JP!
It looks like this is progressing and should be out in 2019 :) https://twitter.com/mwichary/media https://medium.com/@mwichary/shift-hap…

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3 Keyboards controllers dying due to possible electrical interference?

parsa_strife
Hey guys I recently made this post pointing out my issue with my 2 Logitech G410 Keyboards. They both started chattering in a time frame of 4-6 months and it was clearly a controller issue since it…

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Vintage keyboards in Japan

701c
Hi! I am currently staying in Tokyo, and I was wondering if anyone knows of good places to buy some vintage keyboards/computers? Thanks! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

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Problems with a factory-made Soarer's Converter

Red_October
Hello! I'm new here but I've been over on Geekhack for a few years. I've been having a problem with a Soarer's Converter and I thought I'd see if anyone here knows what's up. I bought a Soarer's…

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Scissor Switch keyboard recommendation?

xTek
Hi people. I really like the feeling of typing on my Dell Latitude E5430, and like most laptops today I found out it has Scissor Switches. I like that they are super short travel, stable and require…

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Aliexpress Split-adjustable Keyboard

my-lord
Does anyone know if there is any split-adjustable qwerty keyboard in aliexpress? I couldn't find any. I am looking keyboard like this: https://www.amazon.com/Freestyle2-Ergo…

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Newbie question.

Tha_Pig
I apologize in advance for my ignorance. I know old keyboards with the ps2 connector can be connected to USB using an adaptor. How about old-style keyboards that have a cable connection that looks…

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SWITCHES

warpit
Would like an expert on switches answer this questions. 1. I am looking for the most quiet, silent switches. Options? Linear. Plus with the shortes actuation point. 2. Any types of switches…

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Does the USB camera adapter for iPad still work with keyboards?

face
The question is in the title. I have an iPad mini 2 and want to know if I can plug in a pok3r... without spending 35€ just for trying. Does anyone know if this still works?

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So shiny! I can has?
So shiny! I can has?

eekee
My apologies for reposting something from the ugliest keyboards thread, :lol: but I'd love to know what the outer keycaps are, (the round ones,) if…

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Removing grime and marks from Model F case

snot
I have recently got my hands on a Model F and have been working to restore it. Just wondering if you guys have any good techniques for cleaning up the top case, as so far soap and water haven't been…

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Need help to identify the space-cadet keyboard front-printed symbols
Need help to identify the space-cadet keyboard front-printed symbols

hhkbp2
Hi there, I'm doing some work about the symbols in the space-cadet keyboard. I know its alpha area has APL legends on top of these normal characters,…

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Looking for knowledge/expertise on a mid 80s keyboard switch.

Surpex
Hey guys. I bought an Olympia Electronic Compact typewriter with the intention of recycling its switches for use in a hand wired board. The problem is, most of the switches have two pins on the…

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Model F delayed flip/actuation

TerminalJunkie
I have an XT keyboard where some keys actuate a fraction of a second after the spring buckles. The delay is variable but on the order of a quarter second—enough that touch typing is a problem. It's…

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Looking for a Ducky Shine 3 Yellow Edition TKL w/ MX Browns (Bounty?)

8322vick
hi, idk if this is even the place to post this kind of thing, but oh well. i was wondering if anyone here had a ducky shine 3 yellow edition tkl with mx browns, as its out of stock on…

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Alpha colour code on G80-0312?
Alpha colour code on G80-0312?

pizza_is_a_lie
I'm looking for a replacement -/_ key for my G80-0312 so I can make a start on refurbing it, knowing full well that it's all in tact. However, I…

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How would one make a very deep-sounding plate?

mcmaxmcmc
I got into thinking of putting a keyboard to the extremes (shower thoughts) and I came up with making a keyboard sound very deep, but not quiet. Of course, the switches and the caps do most of the…

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nRF52 based BLE ergodox style keyboard

Independent_Contact
Hi all, Long short -- I develop sports tech stuff using BLE and other wireless. Not a coding expert but I've designed some stuff in use by major sporting competitions. I've wanted a mechanical…

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ALPS plate compatibility

consideringquiet
I (not so recently) purchased a PCB off of Aliexpress, as it supported ALPS and had a 40% layout that I wanted to try out for mobile typing. I got my switches, (Alps SKCM Cream Dampened), and have…

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Beam spring restoration: fixing the white whale (Displaywriter)
Beam spring restoration: fixing the white whale (Displaywriter)

ohaimark
Beam springs are an utter pain in the ass to fully clean and restore. How do I know that? I'm working with one right now. Index: 1. Diagnosis 2.…

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I am calling this the "ErgoChamp 79" - Split, staggered, ergonomic
I am calling this the "ErgoChamp 79" - Split, staggered, ergonomic

semaj4712
This is my first post on Deskthority, and my second keyboard that I have designed. I have not yet started building it or ordering parts because I am…

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What switches?
What switches?

EB3K
I need help identifying the switches for this keyboard.

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Finding Zealio 62G keyboard DIY or prebuilt

king_hreidmar
Hi Deskthority, I'm used to typing on a filco majestouch tenkeyless with cherry mx blues. I'm going to be working in an open office though and my boss asked me to pick up something a little more…

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Realforce 104 DIP switch module?

the_marsbar
I recently bought a Realforce 104 (variable weighting, silent) to compare the sliders to the ones in the HHKB Type-S, and to transplant some of them into my black HHKB Pro 2. For now I’ll try typing…

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Terminology?

elecplus
Dummy question of the day: OK, I finally understand now that the "tabs" referred to on Alps and clones are what I would have called "mounting pegs" or something similar. So what is…

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Model M 1393464 Restore
Model M 1393464 Restore

lhutton
Recently I stumbled on a 1393464 Model M off eBay for a decent price. This was a model with custom keycaps made for the American Airlines reservation…

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cleaning coiled cable

eax
Hello, I'm cleaning a keyboard (IBM Model M 1396791, US/ANSI '95). Soapy warm water was sufficient to clean the case and keycaps but the cable is fairly dirty. Soap and warm water didn't help much.…

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I have to press really far down when I use my 'T' key any help please?

Belzdin
I could use some help if anyone could let me how to resolve this, thanks! | Razer Blackwidow X TE |

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Keyboard Speculation
Keyboard Speculation

digital_matthew
Hey everyone, There has been a really interesting conversation happening in the Great and Interesting Finds thread that I think deserves a place…

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What was/is the worst keyboard/switch you have ever tried?

Big Bricced
For me... the worst keyboard/switch I have ever used or tried was the Acer Predator Triton 700's (laptop) keyboard which is supposed to be "mechanical" because gamers love this…

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IBM 5251 Beamspring Replaceing Insulation mat. TOXIC MAT!! CHECK MATS
IBM 5251 Beamspring Replaceing Insulation mat. TOXIC MAT!! CHECK MATS

clickboyclick
I washed my mat with soap water. It was oily and sticky with a gross residue all over it. After washing it looked good and the residue was gone.…

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