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Please welcome your new kingpin: matt3o

webwit
Hi everybody, After 8 years of running deskthority, I've decided to retire in that role and hand over the reins to matt3o, who volunteered to help out and take over. My role from now on is as some…

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Burroughs Keypad (Ebay)
Burroughs Keypad (Ebay)

nappes
Hello! Maybe you find this interesting, found this on ebay: Burroughs ET 5200 (new) Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/B… Could…

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Dampened Clicky switches - do they have any practical use?

AlpsComeback
I just got an AEKII that I've been using as my daily driver. I decided to swap some parts with my Focus FK-2001 SKCM Whites, and I tried the SKCM White click leaf with the SKCM Cream Damped housing,…

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IBM Model F XT (NO FOAM) !!

zx_spectrum
I know it is kind of strange to post such a topic but is it actually possible to use the model f xt after completely removing the foam from it ??!! i thought that the answer would be NO but then i…

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Research help needed !
Research help needed !

burann
Hello ! I have a keyboard where a number of keys have stopped working, pretty sure its not mechanical issues but electronics in the board. The…

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Tips for NMB maintenance?

Riceball
Hi all, I picked up a pc122 from snacksthecat, and I started taking all the caps off to clean them and I noticed the sliders seem to like coming off with the caps. Is there some trick to taking off…

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Decision Data 3751-11 Display Station

schwasam
Hi, In my search for documentation about the Decision Data 8010 I stumbled upon this: https://drive.google.com/o… I think this keyboard looks really neat and clean. I have no…

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Question about keyboards with 70% layout

ghostdawg187
I really like keyboards with a 70% layout. I think that all advantages apply as they appear in the product description of the GMK UNIQUEY C70, which can be found here …

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IBM Model M2 spring-compatibility
IBM Model M2 spring-compatibility

feltel
Hello there, with a little bit of luck and a spelling error I was able to aquire an IBM Model M2 for an reasonable price. The seller described it as…

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No Software Macropad

Happy Idiot Talk
Hi Guys, I purchased a NIB Ortek MCK-142pro a few months back, which I like very much. Well, to be accurate, I love the macro functionality. Each PF key can store over a hundred characters and it's…

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Please delete this topic. Sent too soon.

joebeazelman
Ignore this topic. Submitted in error.

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Examples of Soarer Converter configuration files please

urbancamo
Does anyone have an example of a converter configuration file that contains either selects or layers. Still trying to get my head round these options. I have four 'spare' function keys and…

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Apple's butterfly switch - take three

ShivaYash
Hello chaps, greetings from Berlin, As a long-term MacBook Air user, I like many, have been waiting for this day. The MacBook Air 2018, I got one this evening. The KB is obviously shit... I've tried…

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Looking for IBM model F UK kayout

Fkazim
Hi for the past month I have been looking all over eBay for an IBM Model F with a UK layout and have had no luck in finding one. Anyone have any ideas how/where I can obtain one any help would be much…

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SMK second generation switch - looking for datasheet

groinksan
I've already checked this page: https://deskthority.net/wiki/SMK_secon… I'm designing a PCB and backplate for a keyboard that will be using SMK switches. The variety I have is the second…

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Elegant Autohotkey winkey simulation for WKL vintage / customs

Keybug
Came up with the following code for a hotkey. What it does is set up the ISO caret / ANSI tilde key (the one normally found right down from the escape key) as a fully functional windows key unless you…

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keyboards @ OpenAlt conference in Brno, Czechia, this weekend (3/4-11)

davkol
If there are any Czech members in Brno or else, I'll have a talk and show some keyboards this weekend (3rd-4th November) at the OpenAlt conference . The talk is scheduled for Sunday noon…

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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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Keyboard Sounds: Leading Edge DC-3014, Northgate 101, Zenith 163-73-1
Keyboard Sounds: Leading Edge DC-3014, Northgate 101, Zenith 163-73-1

Hypersphere
Introduction This is a comparison of typing sounds produced by three of my full-size Alps-switch keyboards that all sound good to me. Before I had…

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Engraving service in the European Union?

spremino
Is there an engraving service for keyboards, both desktop and laptop, in the European Union? If yes, do they allow custom engravings? Thank you.

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Would Coltron 80 be good for everyday typing?

Waxwood
I'm curious about buying an older non-backlit Coltron Model 80. It looks quite intriguing and its certainly not very expensive. Has anyone else much experience typing long documents on it? It's…

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Alps switch stuck
Alps switch stuck

PlacaFromHell
Well, hello. I got a typewriter with Alps SKFF switches and they are stuck AF. I even cut the PCB to make it easier and avoid any pin damage, but no…

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WANG Laboratories  Model M
WANG Laboratories Model M

watchman
Hi,everyone.I'd found one of my favorite customized model M. Not really perfect as the label was broken. wang.jpeg wang1.jpeg wang3.jpg

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Topre slider variants and their differences

the_marsbar
I’ve read a couple of reports about variations in the slider length of the HHKB Type-S. Some people claim (e.g., here (reddit) , here (geekhack) , and here (this forum) that the HHKB…

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Hex files for IBM Model M terminal 101 key please

bhatara007
2 days ago, I receive IBM Model M terminal so I want to test that working or not? and I saw "Soarer Converter", after I put hex. file (original) on my teensy it work !! but some button is…

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Dead key not working US International Layout on a Mac + Ergodox

codemonkeymike
Asking a quick question for a co-worker here. They are using an Ergodox-ez (QMK firmware) with the recommended Ergodox layout by the company. They use the US International Layout on a Mac and can't…

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Litontech Icebee LTKS-15002: Very tactile Alps clones
Litontech Icebee LTKS-15002: Very tactile Alps clones

abrahamstechnology
I just ordered these clones off of AliExpress. I've heard rumors of them being very tactile and stiff, but no one seems to know for sure, so I decided…

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Any data about 1393990 Model M Keyboard ???

zx_spectrum
I have looked every where, nothing about 1393990 Model M NOT A SINGLE WORD any clue !!!!

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Tai Hao Alps modifiers

JollySkeletor
Hey folks - i'm in the process of assembling a quefrency board https://keeb.io/products/quefr… using some alps switches (which the PCB supports). However, i've hit a snag in terms of…

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Model M 52G9658

zx_spectrum
Hello i would like to know about IBM model M (52G9658) made by IBM: 1- beside the fact that it has permanently attached flat cable; any known issues about this keyboard? 2-how is it when in term of…

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Difference with a HYBRID MECHANICAL keyboard.

shak100a
Hi Does anybody know what is the difference between a hybrid mechanical keyboard and full blown mechanical keyboard. The prices seem very high on mechanical keyboards but can get the 1stplayer…

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Repairing an ibm model m2/selectric touch?

nickg
"The electrolytic capacitors in the logic board are prone to failure" - the wiki While mine seems to be working just fine right now, I'd like to sort of know how to fix everything just to…

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IBM Model F AT LED overlay sticker replacement

Antonov225
Hi! Recently I was lucky enough to get myself a Model F AT. Unfortunately its LED overlay sticker was damaged. Does anyone of you know where can I possibly get a replacement? Only reproductions of…

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IKBC/Vortex G104: remapping the FN key to Menu?

spremino
Is it possible to map the FN key to Menu on the IKBC/Vortex G104? Thanks.

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How good is the matching btween original IBM keycaps and Unicomp ones?
How good is the matching btween original IBM keycaps and Unicomp ones?

PlacaFromHell
Hi guys. I got a model M with a beautiful set of keycaps, but two were broke. Should I leave it like that or ask Unicomp for some help? …

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