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Long-term Storage of Salvaged Switches?

Charlie_Brown_MX
I’ve salvaged the white ALPS from an Apple Extended II keyboard, and I’m about to do the same with one of the McDonnell Douglases I got from eBay. The desoldering part was easy, if a trifle…

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[Wanted] Looking for someone to fix my Filco

ty_moon
The stem on my Filco MJ2 'u' key came off and my efforts have only made things worse. I've never soldered before, and don't have the equipment. I'll look into some local repair shops first, but I'd be…

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Need Switch identification
Need Switch identification

Tarkoon
Hi, today I got a Numpad from Olivetti and found that it uses a mechanical switch, that I never saw before... Could you help me find out more about…

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Wrist Rest sizes

dirge
Does anyone have any advice on the best wrist rest size and shape? I've had a load of wallnut and oak delivered and was wondering what would be a good start?

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Black or White Filco?

Gunther
I'm looking to buy a blue switch Ficlo tenkeyless as my first mechanical keyboard. Do you guys suggest i get a white or black model? I suppose it all comes down to personal preference...part of me…

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KBtalKing Backit/Illuminated Keyboard w/Anime Girl Design
KBtalKing Backit/Illuminated Keyboard w/Anime Girl Design

kbfreak
I was given one of these keyboards from a my friend when I went to Taiwan last month. I think it's pretty unique of a keyboard so I thought I'd show…

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Teensy Ideas

mrog
Hi guys, I don't even have a keyboard to mod yet, and i'm already thinking of mods. Unfortunately I only have basic electronics skills, but I do like to think that I have some reasonable ability…

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weird Chicony 5170 with metal cased switches
weird Chicony 5170 with metal cased switches

mhinsch
This has turned up in a curiosity ebay buy. Chicony 5170 with (terribly yellowed) thick doubleshots. The weirdest thing is the switches, though. Any…

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Cherry MX with diodes in them?

huttala
Hi! I bet ppl has allready asked this, but I can't fint it anywhere so I guess I'll repost it. I got an board with clears, that I modded to ergoclears, and I love the switches, but hate…

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Apple Extended Keyboard: Was the First Model Released in EU?

Charlie_Brown_MX
Did they ever release the original Apple Extended Keyboard in the EU, or was it US-only? I’ve never seen one of the originals on eBay…

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Any red/white Cherry MX-compatible F keys?
Any red/white Cherry MX-compatible F keys?

nathanscribe
Just wondering, have there been any MX-fit F-keys (ie, function row, not letter F) in red with white text? Like this: …

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I want Bluetooth Filco or Archiss/Leopold

neo
My ideal keyboard would support both Bluetooth wireless connection and detachable cable USB/PS2 connection (charging batteries while connected with USB/PS2 cable). This would give us the…

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KBtalking RACE - ISO layouts coming?

t00t
Hi - new here, but wanted to share a bit of information I've found on my 'journey' towards getting my first mech board. As a long time user of the UK layout, I contacted Vortex Keyboard (designers…

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Where to get laser printed/engraved PBT KBC Poker keycaps?

mSSM
Subject says it all: I would like to get myself some laser engraved PBT keycaps for my KBC Poker, similar to these two: http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title……

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Toshiba RT2258TWUK: Interesting Rubber Dome
Toshiba RT2258TWUK: Interesting Rubber Dome

Charlie_Brown_MX
I came across this stuffed in a box when I was visiting my parents this weekend. In the name of keyboard science, I felt obliged to test its key…

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[Request] A short video of keycool 87 in action

tobo
I'm considering buying a white keycool 87 blue mx since the white noppoo is out of stock for three months and there isn't any other reasonable alternative. Qtan sells one for $87 (~€69) including…

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Is it possible to switch ALPs with Cherry switches?

huttala
I've been doing some desoldering on my ducky 1087XM board and replaced the green alps on it with cream alps from an AEK II. And to be honest I hate the AEK II switches, they are heavy as hell to…

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Searching for that elusive special keyboard!

lieiti
Hey everyone, new here and wondering if you know of any existing options in the marketplace that match: 1. MX Brown switches 2. Illuminated backlit keys (blue preferably) 3. USB connectivity 4. Mac…

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apple juice split in Cherry MX blue

D3sk938
Hello, I've got a DasKeyboard ultimate. Unfortunately, some apple juice fall on the number 6 of my keyboard (number pad). Now, if I press on the number 6 is not clicking anymore. It's working, but…

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Does this Cherry KB have Cherry MX Switches?
Does this Cherry KB have Cherry MX Switches?

GS88
Hello, Does anyone know if this Keyboard have Cherry MX Switches? http://i40.tinypic.com/2vn… It looks a bit like this one …

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Another keyboard with Marquardt switches?!
Another keyboard with Marquardt switches?!

HaaTa
This is on ebay atm. Too expensive for my tastes, but I discovered something interesting about it... Ebay LotImg18148.jpg …

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Searching for DS

Acanthophis
Hey! I wonder if someone could help me out here. I am looking for white/grey alphanumeric Cherry Double Shots. Does the "Cherry G81-3000 HAD" have them? Or maybe someone could name me…

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Apple M2454 & Introduction
Apple M2454 & Introduction

Reddog9287
Hello guys, first I'd like to say that I've found this forum quite interesting so I've decided to join. This is my first post as a member. :D I…

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Anyone got a beam spring switch or an F hammer to sacrifice?

bhtooefr
I'm wondering what material IBM used for the beam spring flyplates, or alternately for the Model F hammers. Anyone got one to sacrifice, or otherwise know the material? The patent says it's a high…

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Ideas for simple flat G80-3000 case?

symphonic
I enjoy typing on my Cherry G80-3000 with browns, but I really miss the flatness of my old Logitech Illuminated. That is a pleasant keyboard to type on because of how comfortably your hands rest. I…

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Keyswitch test rig from Marquette University

bhtooefr
Looking something up, I stumbled on this article: http://www.eng.mu.edu/nagurka/NagurkaM… Looks like it's quite capable - I'd actually like to see the results of sticking a plate spring or…

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Desk is uneven, KBC Poker wobbles - how to even up?

mSSM
I was just about to write that my Poker is uneven and wobbles on my desk. Having placed it on another part of my desk it turns out that maybe my desk is more uneven than the Poker. Or maybe the desk…

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What's wrong with 7bit's Avatar (keyboard)?

RC-1140
Hi everybody, recently I have bought a keyboard which probably everybody has seen at least once. The Terminal Model F from 7bit's Avatar. Yup, that's right, exactly the one from 7bit's avatar. It…

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Key replacement for Choc Mini

koiz
Hello Folks, since iam pretty new to all this mechanical stuff and i havent found anything on the wiki or google iam asking you here. i wanna replace some of my Choc Key Caps, since they are dang…

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How do I know if I found PBT keycaps for my Topre realforce?
How do I know if I found PBT keycaps for my Topre realforce?

huttala
Hi guys! I just found out that the keycaps from an old keyboard that I found fits my Topre realforce just fine, but I'd love to know if they are PBT…

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maybe WTB datahand

Icarium
Are these still available new? For how much? Are there any models/serials that should be avoided? Are there any major downsides to consider? How much is a good deal? etc.... Any advice would be…

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webwit - can this be done on a Datahand?
webwit - can this be done on a Datahand?

ronaldjeremy
I am on a quest for the perfect left-one-handed typing device that would be used in conjunction with a mouse (specifically a Logitech g700) in the…

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Help us get a Unicomp tenkeyless keyboard!
Help us get a Unicomp tenkeyless keyboard!

sordna
A Unicomp employee is asking the community to create cases in Unicomp's ticketing system to request the long awaited Unicomp Mini…

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Where can I get a hold of keycaps for ALP switches?

huttala
Hello! I recently got a hold of an Ducky 1087XM keyboard with green alp switches, I love the keyboard but would love to get some other keycaps for it. I've been searching the net for caps that fit…

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Why IBM Model M's Number Row Is Not Helvetica But Alphas Are
Why IBM Model M's Number Row Is Not Helvetica But Alphas Are

ripster
I finally figure this puzzle out that has been bugging me for YEARS! But before I do: 1. Will everyone yell at me like you do at…

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