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Just did some experiments with spray can paints on my model f XT
Just did some experiments with spray can paints on my model f XT

ag36
Restored my first XT this week, did some experiments with rustoleum. Post polishing IMG_20180615_015747 (1).jpg Before polishing …

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Baby's first retro board, need help converting protocols.
Baby's first retro board, need help converting protocols.

gondolasparde
First, I'd like to say hello to the DT forum. This is my first post on here after years of using Reddit, and I'd like to apologize if I'm breaking any…

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Some keys are not working in my model F XT

PlacaFromHell
Hi. I was working in my IBM model F XT (looking for possible spacebar stabilizers and adding some bolts) and when I assembled the whole thing all the keys mechanically worked, but some were just dead.…

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IBM 3278 keyboard restored
IBM 3278 keyboard restored

ag36
I've restored my 3278 and finished firmware setup, everything is working perfectly with the solenoid as well :)

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My Pingmaster SKCC keycaps woes!
My Pingmaster SKCC keycaps woes!

joebeazelman
After seeing Chyrosan demo the IBM 4704 a couple of weeks ago, I wiped the drool off my beard and tried to score one on ebay. Unfortunately, they…

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What is this keyboard? - white KPT clones, Macintosh plus style layout

owenowenwilsonwilson
https://imgur.com/a/cHojFYW My apologies for some of the lack-luster pictures, but hopefully they at least give enough information to be useful. So I bought this on a whim from a seller on ebay, who…

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Unicomp Board Naming System (Identifying Old Boards on Ebay)
Unicomp Board Naming System (Identifying Old Boards on Ebay)

tesseract24
Hello, New here but fascinated by the community. A while ago I got the model m itch, and I wanted to sate it. I wanted a PC 122 keyboard even if the…

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My Wyse WY-60 with Box Navy Switches
My Wyse WY-60 with Box Navy Switches

abrahamstechnology
Hello, I got this Wyse WY-60 keyboard off of Ebay, and I replaced the MX black switches with Kailh Box Navies (except for the numpad, I ran out of…

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Rubber dome model M feel great
Rubber dome model M feel great

ag36
I just received the NIB quiettouch M from orihalcon, very tactile and not very mushy at all. I think they're probably fairly underrated.

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Tai-Hao APC switches

abrahamstechnology
Hi, I got a AT101 chassis off of Ebay and want to sell the black Alps and replace the switches. I am thinking of using Blue Tai-Hao APC Alps clones, but can't find much information on them. Who has…

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Logitec K-12J
Logitec K-12J

79f0167
I got it for about 70$. and that switch is nice. Hirose cherry PART No. B25-59AA Serial No. 170279

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Dell AT101W Diodes

abrahamstechnology
Hi, as some of you know, I'm modding a Dell AT101W. On the PCB, there are lots of jumpers. I'm wondering if I can improve the board's rollover by replacing some of them with diodes. Has anyone mapped…

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Do Alps SKCC's have the same dust problem than SKCL/SKCM series?
Do Alps SKCC's have the same dust problem than SKCL/SKCM series?

PlacaFromHell
I found this bad guy on sale and I'm wondering about the state of the switches. It's a bit dirty. I've seen much worse keyboads, but is definitely not…

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Restoration questions about 122 key Model M's

masilver
I have three boxes of Model M 122 key keyboards. I need to replace the foam on a few. Does anyone know where to find sheets of the stuff? I know Unicomp offers it, but it's at least $10 per sheet. …

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Custom designed and printed 60% keyboard with a detailed build log
Custom designed and printed 60% keyboard with a detailed build log

sealclubber
So, I'm finally delurking and using this account again after 6 years. I've made a couple of custom keyboards recently and wanted to start sharing my…

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Response For Kailh BOX Switches Crack and Stress Keycap Stems
Response For Kailh BOX Switches Crack and Stress Keycap Stems

kailh
Response For Kailh BOX Switches Crack and Stress Keycap Stems 1.Given that box switch stem cracks issue,we've set about checking first article…

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Mailbug conversion project
Mailbug conversion project

technomancy
I recently got my hands on a "Mailbug": https://landel.com/mailbug/, which is a device designed to allow folks to read and write email…

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Help adapting the NCR 4950

consideringquiet
I recently came into owning this keyboard in pretty great condition, and was hoping to find someone who had previously adapted it to USB before. Unfortunately after searching awhile I wasn't…

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Plank + Joystick Custom Keyboard Build
Plank + Joystick Custom Keyboard Build

semaj4712
Hey guys, I have been working on this project for about the last four or five weeks. Prior I had pretty much no experience with designing my own…

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What was that thing again?
What was that thing again?

Chyros
There was this eBay thing a while ago of an absolutely bizarre keyboard, but I can't recall what it was called and I can't find it back. It was some…

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Logitech G710 W Key Stopped Working

Fricey
I have used the keyboard for about 3 years now and the W key suddenly stopped working. It works sometimes if I press hard enough, but that is rare. Is there any way to fix this or is there a keyboard…

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LMI-CADR Lisp Machine Keyboard - The "Space Cadet Keyboard"
LMI-CADR Lisp Machine Keyboard - The "Space Cadet Keyboard"

JP!
I have to blame Webwit and Chyros for this one but I just ended up spending the most for any keyboard ever by a huge margin but I feel the…

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So I bought this ridiculous thing... (Perkin-Elmer 7300 Pro Keyboard)
So I bought this ridiculous thing... (Perkin-Elmer 7300 Pro Keyboard)

Red_October
DSC_0002.JPG So I saw this ridiculous thing on the internets and decided I had to have it. I admire keyboards of this aesthetic very much, some of…

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Chyron Duet Project
Chyron Duet Project

just_add_coffee
I like big boards. I cannot lie. And I like curves. And blue. AND LOUD!!! So when I discovered that this keyboard existed, my OCD kicked into…

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Broken stem: short throw topre

higgga
Hi, I recently bought a Topre MD10B0 with short throw Topre switches. It was for a great price but one of the stems cracked in shipping when the seller originally bought it. The seller suggested…

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Looking for a specific keycap set.

SusuKukune
Hi mechanical keyboards enthusiasts, I recently bought my second mechanical keyboard after my first cheap one broke. I then looked into some keycaps to adjust the keyboard to my tastes and I stumbled…

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Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac on Linux/Windows

Petruccs
Hi everyone, I am wandering the difference between the Das Keyboard 4 Professional for Mac and the "normal" one. Are the keycaps the only difference between the two keyboards? Did anyone…

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Model F has lost its little mind (sending spurious keystrokes), why?

Red_October
So I've got a Model F ("XT" version as on a 5150) that I had been using with a Soarer's Converter. Well, recently, I had some trouble with the converter, culminating in it ceasing function…

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Leading Edge DC-3014 Restoration attempt
Leading Edge DC-3014 Restoration attempt

SpacemanToby
I got this keyboard In a lot of electronics on Craigslist. It was in pretty bad shape. Used retrobrite to try and restore some of the color. It…

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Need Help [Hyperx-Alloy Fps Pro]

Pixeloncrack
Hi everyone,im new into mechanic keyboard world.Im planing to buy my first keyboard,since they are I will say expensive or as some people knew to say ,,investment'',I need some advices from you…

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Ortek MCK-142Pro

Happy Idiot Talk
Hey guys, recently picked up an Ortek MCK-142Pro, which I like quite a bit. Only 2 problems: 1. It did not come with the little paper card for writing PF key descriptions. Does anyone have a…

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My Rabbit Hole keyboards
My Rabbit Hole keyboards

urbanburban
Okay, so this is a super late post about my Rabbit Hole kit from Wodan! Huge thanks to him for selling me these keyboards. I got an IBM Model M, Dell…

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New Keyboard Need Some Info Can't Get It To Work
New Keyboard Need Some Info Can't Get It To Work

Skipoperler
Hey everyone so I am very new to this forum, but I am glad to have found a community that seems to love old keyboards as much as I do. I have been…

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Best or closest to Topre clone?

Big Bricced
As the title says... I am looking for a decent TKL 45g topre clone keyboard that feels the closest to Topre and is superb.

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Scancodes to the odd keys on the Honeywell/Bull T.I.60164180-001 Rev.J

Red_October
So in diagnosing my Soarer's Converter/Model F, I drug out and used my Honeywell/Bull keyboard, which is an XT protocol unit with a whole shitload of extra, weird keys, most of which are unlabeled. I…

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