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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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PS2 to USB adapter issue

njm
Hey guys, I'm using a Model M 1391401 connected to an iMac with a Sanoxy blue cube PS2 to USB adapter. It mostly works well, but once or twice a day it gets itself into a state where it seems to…

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How to re-map key's (IBM M 122). Help appreciated

anzedosh
Hello to all :? Disclaime: I have no experience in programing I need some help. I acquire an IBM M terminal 1394327 YU-layout keyboard. And I converted it to USB by using Teensy 2.0. I loaded up…

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Problems with Filco Majestouch 2 Ninja (USB only)

haze_1986
Hi All, new here and really hope that I can have some advice here. Description Been using MJ2 for a while now, about 5 yrs if I recall. For the last years I have been using the USB to PS/2 dongle…

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Hope this is the right place to ask. IBM 5251Beamspring Question

clickboyclick
(Photos coming soon) I am currently restoring a 5251. Everything is going good ordered things I need replace broken switch and convert to USB. Very little corrosion good condition other than the…

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Looking for low-profile mechanical keyboard

Draghmar
Hi. I need you to help me replace my current keyboard, which is Logitech k750. I wanted to go with mechanical switches this time...just because. ;) From what I have read and switches I've bought and…

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Beamspring Registry
Beamspring Registry

Brett MacK
I have always thought it would be a cool idea if there was a public database where you can document beamspring keyboards, and possibly other extremely…

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Does the ibm IBM 5251 only have 1 fly plate for the space bar?

clickboyclick
I am missing a fly plate for the other switch on the space bar. I noticed that in this guys restoration https://i.imgur.com/JzD7DXO.jpg and in this guys https://i.imgur.com/ynDb4ph.jpg they are both…

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Long-term Kailh Box Navy experiences?

wilcoholic88
I was wondering if there were any users that have long-term experience with the box navy switches and if they were willing to share their persectives. Has the hype died down a bit or are they really…

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Keyobard

Omriksi
Hi! i need to buy keyboard but i dont now which is better Corsair K70 Rapidfire Or Alienware pro gaming AW768 Kinda need the macros. Thanks!

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New Keyboard.

ufoludek
Hi hi, I've been using few different mechanical keyboards trhough my life but right now I'm looking for something new... I'm looking for a keyboard: - fullsize (ansi, I don't like iso at all) - no…

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Does the ibm IBM 5251 only have 1 fly plate for the space bar?

clickboyclick
I am missing a fly plate for the other switch on the space bar. I noticed that in this guys restoration https://i.imgur.com/JzD7DXO.jpg and in this guys https://i.imgur.com/ynDb4ph.jpg they are both…

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PCB Help

MostProvolone
im new to the custom keyboard world but im looking to build my first keyboard. i wanna build a 65% kbd but i want a pcb thats capable of supporting underglow lighting but also rgb back lighting. i…

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Cheap 60-75% and corsair k63 compability to mods

neckol
Hey. I am not experienced in mechanical keyboards, but I had few of them. I need your help. I am looking for 60-75% (prefer 75), not black (can be gray :D). Ive only used mx cherry switches so I can't…

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plum new bluetooth 84 with 35g and RGB .
plum new bluetooth 84 with 35g and RGB .

mech greenhand
New layout plum84 35g bluetooth keyboard with RGB available for now. What hurts is that the spacebar still is 4.75u.. :lol: :lol: More descriptions…

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Help with IBM model F XT

Felima
Hello everyone I have a question about my new Model F XT. I want to use it on my new windows 10 computer. But I don't know if the Din to ps2 and then ps2 to usb reduction will work.

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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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Plz help me switch to a modern keyboard

anothergol
Hello, I've been using a Mitsumi KPQ-E99YC for as long as I've been a programmer. I've maintained two of them over the years, but I'm afraid they're ending their life. I just can't find any,…

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Questions with Beamspring 3278 and 3101 (3727)

xueyao
Hi everyone! If anybody's got the 3101 (3727) and the 3278, can you please help me check if the inside assembly is interchangeable? I'm planning to do a swap and if they're interchangeable, only the…

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XMIT Hall Effect - Round 2 Design Thread

XMIT
Hi friends! I'm hard at work on the design doc for Round 2 of the XMIT Hall Effect Mechanical Keyboard. I've spent the past month looking through eleven pages of notes and about 450…

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New Alu-Case for Ducky Black Mamba
New Alu-Case for Ducky Black Mamba

Quarzer1
Hey dudes, I got a modded Ducky DK9087 G2 Pro TKL (Black Mamba) with Ergo-Clears ans I'm looking for a new case. Do you know which one would fit the…

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[Newbie] Want to create a DIY ortholinear mechanical keyboard

Le Barde
Hello here, As I cannot find my ideal keyboard (see below), I am currently considering making my own. I have seen that there are some enterprises that sell keyboards not-so-far from what I want. But…

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Similar Keyboards to CM Storm Quickfire - a fallen soldier

Kain
I recently destroyed my CM Storm QuickFire XT with cherry mx reds, and am currently suffering through some ergofanatic squishy mess they claim is a keyboard. I have used the CM for 4-5 years, and am…

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Options for a soft and silent full sized keyboard with nordic layout

ziphnor
Hi, I have been using a Dell SK-8115 for a while, before randomly trying out a Logitech K270. I found both of them pretty good. Unfortunately my K270 at home is no longer as soft as it used to be,…

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Does anyone know how to attach the space bar on this SILITEK Keyboard
Does anyone know how to attach the space bar on this SILITEK Keyboard

borgsChop
Hello I took of the spacebar from my silitek sk4100r-1u keyboard And i cant seem to put The spacebar key on I have tried fiddling with the wire…

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IBM Selectric 2 keycap mold variation
IBM Selectric 2 keycap mold variation

tron
I've been harvesting caps from Selectric 2 typewriters and noticed a variation with the double shot molds. I found similar typewriter models with all…

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Making cheap "double"-shot keycaps?

mcmaxmcmc
I wonder if you can make cheap double-shot keycaps by carving a letter off of a blank keycap, maybe CNC router it (so there's a hole in the cap) (ABS lets out toxic fumes when lasered, or so my little…

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TKL PCB Compatibility list
TKL PCB Compatibility list

KCD
Hello DT friends, first if you would please excuse my low post count here, I am redbanshee on GH, and have been an avid mech enthusiast for 10+ years…

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SMK MX mount vs Kailh Box White

M4dn3ss
How do these two "crisp light clicky switches" compare? I have a Box White in a switch tester and really like it, it's smoother and lighter than Blue Alps but with an inferior sound, but I…

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Help Restoring SSK

701c
Hi! I recently bought a 1988 Model M ssk for $88. When I received it, I found a lot of dirt in on the barrel plate. Apparently this was used in an auto shop, which the seller neglected to mention. I…

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A "general discussions thread"?

snufflecat
Do we have such a thing? I'm kind of missing a place where one could simply talk lightheartedly about boards without it necessary being tied to "Stuff you just bought" or "Identity the…

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Membrane Keyboard Encoder PCBs - Experience Replacing?
Membrane Keyboard Encoder PCBs - Experience Replacing?

groinksan
1138h.jpg Here's something you don't see people doing often... Every article I've found regarding keyboard encoder PCBs from membrane keyboard, the…

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Need Help Identifying This Switch
Need Help Identifying This Switch

groinksan
Aloha! I'm trying to identify this switch that I found at a local electronics store. There are over 100 of this switch, so I'm thinking of ways to…

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Model F XT and AT cables swappable?

xxhellfirexx
Is it possible to use the cable from a model F XT keyboard in a model F AT keyboard or are the pinouts different?

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