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Triumph Adler Gabriele 2000

immortalx
There's a local ad for this typewriter. It's the same one as on this video: https://www.youtube.com/wa… Some models from this series have mx stems but I'm not sure of this one.…

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Cherry G80-1851 switch desoldering and diodes (switch choice help)
Cherry G80-1851 switch desoldering and diodes (switch choice help)

green-squid
Today I desoldered the MX Blacks from my G80-1800 to sell them to buy something else or new switches for this keyboard! I would like to put…

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Keeping Alps keyboard nice

ShivaYash
Really enjoying my new KB, but after hearing how dirty and dust can ruin the feel, I’m not taking any chances. This Hama branded dustcover fits the cheap AT101w like a (well) tailored suit. …

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Pet mysteries

Daniel Beardsmore
Since we seem to be sliding into a wholly off-topicthority site, and this bank holiday weekend hasn't been the hive of keyboard activity it should have been, here's an on-topic question: …

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Can someone ID this pls if itll fit.

serec
Any idea if these caps will fit on topre or MX? Before I go jump on it. Can seem to find anything on the net. https://imgur.com/a/GCwG8

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Strange Japanese patent

Daniel Beardsmore
This patent has no inventor or applicant: https://worldwide.espacenet.com/public… It just bears a very strong semblance to the switchplate of Omron Alps-style switch . I managed to find the…

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Vintage cherry m9's
Vintage cherry m9's

TheBarista
Just pulled these two vintage cherrys out of an IBM Wheelwriter. I was thinkin you guys maybe wanted to see them. Cant find much info on em either

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Mech KB noob, searching for a board with very particlar features

CLAVDIVS
I'm completely new to shopping for mechanical keyboards, and feeling a little out of my depth. I'm after a keyboard with a very specific set of features; I go into the details and reasons below. …

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Amiga 500 Space Invaders stabilizer problem

Lynx_Carpathica
Oh my god I haven't been here for a long time :mrgreen: So hello again, I took appart and reassembled my Amiga 500 since it looked like a garbage, and the keys were full of dirt and dust. I had to …

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Cherry German/Cyrillic doubleshots - does it exist?
Cherry German/Cyrillic doubleshots - does it exist?

Prelim
I'm looking to buy a board with German/Cyrillic doubleshots, do you guys know if there's a Cherry doubleshot model for German/Cyrillic, like the one…

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POS Keyboards

c3rt
I'm currently unable to find much info on point-of-sale keyboards. I assume they would only work with cash registers but I may be wrong. Is it possible to use POS keyboards with a regular PC? I don't…

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Logic Card / Board Number for IBM Model M 42H1292 (IBM UK)

alasse821
Hi, I bought an IBM Model M 42H1292 manufactured in IBM UK (Greenock, Scotland) about a year ago from Clickykeyboards. However a few days ago some of its keys stopped working (specifically Esc, ~, 1,…

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PCB certifications
PCB certifications

Daniel Beardsmore
PCB inscriptions offer a lot of interesting clues, but they also contain a lot of more generic information that's hard to follow. CPC-77 94V-0: …

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Someone offered me a bad model F for the shipping price.Should I grab?
Someone offered me a bad model F for the shipping price.Should I grab?

green-squid
https://i.imgur.com/KbIlNu… Someone found an IBM portable that was left outside at a hamfest and he's trying to restore it,…

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Replacement Caps for black G80-1800

Mr. J
Hi there, I'm looking to get replacement caps for my black G80-1800 ISO-DE with Winkey. Cherry could not provide them, they are refering to GMK - but GMK does not respond to my question. :( I own…

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Model M keycaps have weird dirt on them that I can't get off
Model M keycaps have weird dirt on them that I can't get off

green-squid
Yesterday I washed the keycaps from the M and turns out, some of them have a weird type of dirt that I can't get off! It's forse on some than others.…

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Is a 9x9 keyboard technically doable on Pro Micro?
Is a 9x9 keyboard technically doable on Pro Micro?

Narann
Hello everyone! :D I love the cheap Pro Micro to do custom keyboards. :) http://www.zem.fr/wp-conte… But it only have 18 pins.…

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Philips Terminal Keyboard X3315-002 and unknown switches
Philips Terminal Keyboard X3315-002 and unknown switches

pixelheresy
Hej all! If you have been following the Identify This Keyboard thread ( https://deskthority.net/keyboa… , I showed off a rather…

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Composition of alloys

Daniel Beardsmore
Depending on model, Cherry M8 switch contacts used one of the following alloys for the upper block of each contact prism: AuAg 26 Ni 3 AgPd 30 AuAg 10 I can't find anywhere that explains what these…

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IBM P70 from 1990+ with Thick PBT Keys?

nsmechkb
Hey, DT! Would be interested to know if anyone has had an IBM P70 from 90/01 or later with thick PBT keys. If such a thing has been seen, it would be extra helpful to know which month* it was…

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Dell AT101w - I love Alps

ShivaYash
I snapped up a brand new in box AT101w - its my first time trying Alps... I think I'm in love. They black Alps are just superb, and being new, in clean condition, very smooth. They layout is classic…

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What is this switch
What is this switch

Macence
I have seen a nice keyboard on a local ad webiste. One key is broken (keycap missing) and the seller has provided me a picture of the switch to help…

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Amiga 2000 Converter

TheInverseKey
Hi, I have a Amiga 2000 with space invaders and I am looking to convert it to work with a normal pc. I came across the following converter http://www.kbdbabel.org/ . I was wondering if…

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Building my own keyboard - Do I have all the (correct) parts?

XCII
Instead of buying a vintage keyboard, I have decided to try and build my own new keyboard. I like loud clicky switches, and have found the following parts on the KdbFans website: GH60 aluminum case…

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Topre short-throw travel

Daniel Beardsmore
Has anyone ever come across a specification for Topre short-throw giving the switch travel?

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Omron B5GS Questions
Omron B5GS Questions

Yosemite_Sam
Hey, new to this forum and new to old school keyboards and I was just looking for some info. Long story short, before today I never really understood…

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Tipro January 1996 catalogue

Daniel Beardsmore
This is for the grumpy chocolate bar: File:Tipro Keyboards, January 1996.pdf Covers T16X and T56X families (programmable), T745, T54X and T645 (industrial) and T17X (for people with impaired motor…

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Were all IBM WheelWriter keyboards buckling spring?

psl
Or was it just the early ones? Last week I picked up some WheelWriters, in varying degrees of distress. The oldest was a 2, the youngest a 1000 made by Lexmark. It seemed to me that the board on the…

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Is there anyway I can covert this old keyboard to usb?
Is there anyway I can covert this old keyboard to usb?

nickg
Long story short is the keyboard from first computer my grandpa bought, first computer anyone in my family had. Were it not for that i may not be a…

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Chinese USB Hall Effect Keyboard - Review and Impressions
Chinese USB Hall Effect Keyboard - Review and Impressions

XMIT
zroBvff5tW0 Video: Review on YouTube http://lh3.googleusercontent&#… (More photos HERE and HERE . I'll slowly add…

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Finally coming out of the plum66 EC BT keyboard 35g RGB
Finally coming out of the plum66 EC BT keyboard 35g RGB

mech greenhand
As title, now public test undergoing here. Price unknown yet... Layout: wk layout+1.75 R shift+4.75 spacebar+1 win、alt、fn、fn、alt、ctrl Will…

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Model M problem

Chalba
'Pologies if this is in the wrong place, but I've done 2 bolt and screw mods on my model M's and have more to do, and with both I've had the same issue with the Pause/Break key. In one mod I did a…

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Help with TMK

coltrane
1. Is there a good source that explains all the options in the TMK Editor and how they work? 2. For example, I'm trying to program the space bar so that when tapped it gives a space, but when held,…

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Commodore 64 Caps
Commodore 64 Caps

twinrotor
Are the Commodore key caps usable on anything other than the breadbox? I have some spares that came with a bunch of Commodore stuff I recently scored …

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Handwiring LED's?

lilspoon
I've handwired a TKL board together 2 years ago and am looking to do so again except with LED's this time. Could anyone recommend any guides/resources in how to do so? Thanks!

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