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IBM Model F XT not working with soarers convertor Help

Fkazim
Ok so I was just delivered my soarers convertor from orihalcon and followed all instructions for the convertor and no life from the keyboard but when I plug in my Epson AT protocol keyboard to the…

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Wyse PCE Space Bar
Wyse PCE Space Bar

njm
Hey guys, I recently purchased my first Wyse keyboard, a PCE (#840358-01) from '94. Overall I really like it, but the space bar seems a little loose…

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IBM model M Terminal 1392595 Build-quality ?!

zx_spectrum
i own a Lexmark late version of IBM model m (from the mid 90's). well yes.. it doesn't really show the signs of legendary robustness of IBM Model M that i usually hear about on forums, that's why i…

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Help with IBM 4704 Hasu Converter
Help with IBM 4704 Hasu Converter

fcoury
I have flashed Hasu's TMK ibm 4704 converter hex into a Pro Micro and have the wiring below, but it doesn't seem to work. I have checked all the…

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WYSE PCE PCB?

zrrion
There was a GB or some-such a while ago for a programmable PCB for the AT101, Has a similar thing ever been done for any of the WYSE boards, specifically the PCE?

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Can't get backslash or pipe key working on IBM Model F XT

Fkazim
I have recently got my IBM Model F keyboard working on one of orihalcon's converters. But just have one problem my back slash key outputs a hash sign and my hash sign outputs a back quote. I did all…

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Cherry Serial Numbers?

Riceball
I was looking at the box of my g80-3000LQMDK and I noticed the label listed mine as serial number 000018. Which I thought was weird because the production date is listed as L43 01, which would be the…

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Terminal keycaps Model M 1391401?
Terminal keycaps Model M 1391401?

watchman
1752629884.jpg 897991004.jpg I got a Model M 1391401 with some special key caps It seems some function keys for terminal or emulator,but I cant…

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Terminal IBM Model M Usability ?? 1392595

zx_spectrum
well other than providing a converter, how an IBM model m terminal keyboard 1392595 can be used today on a normal computer? i know there are no LEDs, but generally what do i have to do in order to…

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Questions about Hi-tek 725 switches and lubricants.

YellowSomething
So I got a well used and abused NMB RT8Z55C+, and due to the state it was in, the switches were very scratchy, as you can imagine. To try and make some key bind less and just overall improve the feel,…

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Linearizing White Alps

Pumaeggs
I recently acquired and restored a nice ortek MCK-142pro board with white alps, and i love it to death. Unfortunately, even after cleaning and restoring the switch leaves, i find that SKCM whites are…

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What is my ideal/best key profile?

Big Bricced
I am used to typing on the flat, generic/normal keycap profile of laptop keyboards and I somehow find it the most comfortable or easiest (not grown up with external keyboards), and I kinda struggle to…

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Can't get backslash or pipe key working on IBM Model F XT

Fkazim
I have recently got my IBM Model F keyboard working on one of orihalcon's converters. But just have one problem my back slash key outputs a hash sign and my hash sign outputs a back quote. I did all…

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Issues setting up TMK converter to work with AT Numpad

snot
While I have been able to get the numpad working using Soarer's converter I am having trouble doing the same thing using TMK. In the past I have been able to use TMK for other boards such as my AT101…

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Replacement metal case for Filco MJ Minila Air

nicolaw
My daily driver at home and at work is a Filco MJ Minila and Minila Air. I love them to bits, but I've never really felt like I could swap out any of the caps for anything more interesting because the…

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IBM Model F XT UK Layout restoration
IBM Model F XT UK Layout restoration

Fkazim
Hey guys I have finally found an IBM Model F keyboard with a UK layout and just got done restoring it Here's the picture of the fully restored…

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SA profile volume keys?

madrobby
A lot of full-size keyboards these days have 108, not just 104 keys; including mute, volume up and volume down and often some special function key. For example on a Realforce RGB there’s a key hat…

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Micrion Corp Battleship 'Control Unit' Model M discovered, possibly

green-squid
Noobamen saw this on eBay, and it caught our attention, because its keyboard seems to be a Model M! :) Check it out! https://i.imgur.com/z3g7HP… …

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Weird qume keyboard found

Cherryisgarbage
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/IiEAAOS… The listing says it is a "Vintage Qume Terminal Keyboard QVT-101+" but I can't find many references to it on the internet. Does anybody…

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Replacement keys for special symbols on Logitech G710+
Replacement keys for special symbols on Logitech G710+

charball
Hi. My keyboard is Logitech G710+ Please see attached pictures. I understand this is a gaming keyboad but it's worth investing in since it's been…

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An interesting find: NIB IBM Model M blue Alps(?) Keyboard
An interesting find: NIB IBM Model M blue Alps(?) Keyboard

neozhou
Hi folks, I have recently gotten an IBM model M 1390119 keyboard with blue Alps-like switches. This is seen as a clone variant or even a…

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What's the smallest ever mechanical AT or PS/2 keyboard?

DeChief
Hey all, I was browsing some auction sites today and came across an absolutely TINY DOS PC - like, I'm talking around 2 and a half 3.5" floppy drives wide, and maybe 1 and a half deep. It must be…

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Apple MacBook Pro Scissor Switches vs. iPad Smart Folio Keyboard
Apple MacBook Pro Scissor Switches vs. iPad Smart Folio Keyboard

madrobby
I’ve several MacBook Pro’s with the various generations of scissor switches, and I have both generations of iPad Smart Keyboards (a 2017…

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AMPEX 220 Converter
AMPEX 220 Converter

TheInverseKey
Hi, I just got an AMPEX 220 keyboard and it's a clone of the DEC LK 201. Therefore, I was wondering if there is a converter that is able to convert…

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Please fill my questionnaire about a keycap search tool I will create!

Theodoooore
For my A-Level computing project I am creating a tool that allows you to search for keycaps across all vendors. As part of the planning phase, I have to gather the requirements of potential users. I…

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How many keyboards do you own? [poll options on log scale]

jacobolus
There’s another thread about this topic, http://deskthority.net/topic10197.html… but it has a poor set of poll options, maxing out at “more than 10”, which is currently 46% of…

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Wooting One vs APT Hall Effect linear switch

CloudyCrayons
I'm looking for a modern linear MX mount gaming and typing board. both of these look very good but I would just like a comparison with the typing feel. the optical analog features of the Wooting just…

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Cherry doubleshot keycaps help
Cherry doubleshot keycaps help

bronz
Anyone knows what kind of Cherry doubleshot keycaps is this ? Any info would be great...manufacturer... Russian letters looks a bit weird

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Sleeve for Ducky One 2 TKL w/ DSA keycaps

madrobby
I'm looking for a sleeve that fits a Ducky One 2 TKL with DSA keycaps well, so I can toss it into my bag safely for traveling. Do you have this keyboard and a sleeve that fits? What do you recommend?

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AEK II to AEK64 mods

lbassett_21
Hi there Deskthority! Its my first time posting here and I just have a little question. So I found an old AEK II with cream dampened alps awhile ago and so far, it has just been sitting on my desk…

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Custom made aluminium plate  am trying to understand the plate design
Custom made aluminium plate am trying to understand the plate design

lled3733
Firstly i have looked through the forum and been unsuccessful in finding what I am after. If it is already posted, then please provide a link and I…

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Converting IBM Model M from USB to PS/2

ConorDoesItAll
Hello all, I recently brought an IBM Model M from someone who modded their keyboard so that there is a PS/2 to USB Adapter within the keyboard and i would like to know how i would go about reversing…

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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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