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Extreme problems with Model M keyboard
Extreme problems with Model M keyboard

c3rt
I purchased a 122 key Model M keyboard weeks ago. The only thing I was waiting for was a 5 pin din adapter to PS2. I would be using that adapter and…

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Atari 600xl or 800xl
Atari 600xl or 800xl

UncleFan
Who has "Atari 600xl" or "800xl" with cherry switches like these photos ? Please provide me a clear picture of its switch. Thanks…

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IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs
IBM Model-F-like keyboard designs

RickCHodgin
My name is Rick C. Hodgin, and I'm a software developer who's working on a very large project. Part of that project includes designing and…

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Another guy on reddit selling a Wingnut (for $10.000 ?!?!?!?!!!)
Another guy on reddit selling a Wingnut (for $10.000 ?!?!?!?!!!)

derzemel
Here's the sale page made by a guy from Australia.

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IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find
IBM 3741 Data Station / System 3 Barn Find

JP!
Today was a good IBM day. Parts of an IBM system 3 literally in a barn, used as tables and as a tool chest. Some of the heavy electrical…

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Keyboard Meetup @Computer Museum of America, Atlanta GA 2018042[12]
Keyboard Meetup @Computer Museum of America, Atlanta GA 2018042[12]

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76dlfY0NkuQ Not only do you have two days of awesome exhibits, talks, and lots of old computers (and keyboards), but there's also going to be a…

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Better late than never
Better late than never

Felice
Hi to everyone, this is my first post on this forum. Just one year ago I began to interest about mechanical keyboards, and I knew fast was for me…

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Advice on repairing an SGI granite keyboard with dented PS/2 plug

glaurung
I have an SGI 9500900 "granite" keyboard. The plug looks OK, but I cannot get it to plug in properly without a ton of wriggling and fiddling and a scary amount of force. I've tried plugging…

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White Badge XT Zenith Z-150?
White Badge XT Zenith Z-150?

idlethock
I recently got this pristine Zenith Z-150 off of ebay with SCKL green alps. I was excited to have AT version of this board to use (and possibly swap…

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Cherry low profile

IKSLM
Before i found topre i was a fan of linear switches (cherry, mainly). Now i'm really curious how does the low profile red ( https://www.cherrymx.de/en/low-profile… ) compare to the regular red?…

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Searching for a particular type of linear switch

gondol9
Hey all, I'm looking for a linear switch preferably with low actuation force that registers a keystroke at the VERY BOTTOM of the stroke, similar to how a membrane keyboard works. It does not need to…

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Updated my list of previously owned keyboards

Blaise170
Over 150... Considering the price of some of these, I've spent far more on this hobby than I thought. :lol: https://deskthority.net/wiki/User:Blai…

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Guy finds rare Alps SKCC Radio Shack TRS-III keyboard unit
Guy finds rare Alps SKCC Radio Shack TRS-III keyboard unit

green-squid
-T_rpBdeEF4 Any info on this? (not my find)

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Allen Bradley 1784-T50 Industrial Terminal keyboard
Allen Bradley 1784-T50 Industrial Terminal keyboard

Rogue77
The keyboard looks similar to a IBM model f at but I am not one hundred percent convinced that this is even made by IBM, may I get some help…

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[Engineering Prototype] BladeMaster keyboard comes here to gather idea
[Engineering Prototype] BladeMaster keyboard comes here to gather idea

ZGame
Hi, guys. I am very excited to tell you our first prototype of Drevo BladeMaster keyboard(not on the market yet). I want to gather feedback…

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What switch feels closest to topre 55g?

Big Bricced
Im new to here so pleas dont use confusing complex terms on me. What switch would be closest to topre 55g while being under 55g?

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MIX profile "Big Bang" Ortholinear Keycap Set available on KBDfans NOW
MIX profile "Big Bang" Ortholinear Keycap Set available on KBDfans NOW

muni
https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… https://massdrop-s3.imgix.… Fit…

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What mechanical switch is closest to 45g/55g topre

Big Bricced
What mechanical switch do you know is closest to a 45g/55g topre switch?

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Topre misbihaving after 4th lube job why ??
Topre misbihaving after 4th lube job why ??

TuxKey
Hi guys, After experiencing this problem for a fourth time i decided to ask for help as i can't figure out the reason for it happening. The board is…

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Help me choose a new mechanical Keyboard please!

opel65
Hello, I've been using a Steelseries 6GV2 for past 2 years but recently two switches began to fail to register every time which is extremely bothering. I though it's time for an upgrade so I wanted to…

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Has anyone ever...?
Has anyone ever...?

Riff
This video is slightly off topic but do bear with me and have a look then please continue. 0wDtxYeJdzg I never had a C64... Spectrum…

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Best switches for resale value?

Blaise170
Hi all. Have a few MX-compatible boards that need to have their switches replaced due to failures of varying degrees. What cheap switches would be good for resale value? I'm thinking of vintage MX…

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What gives rubber dome that sudden drop?

Big Bricced
As the title says... what gives rubber dome or membrane that sudden drop? I'm also new to here too.

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How can I harvest switches without damaging them?

brainblip3
I've got some alps switches I'm harvesting out of an AEK, but I find some of them are really difficult to pull and have to resort to using pliers, which leave marks on the plastic casing. How can I…

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Key test software - what to choose?

XCII
Hello! I am about to recieve my new keyboard next week. It is a Race 3 that has had its switches swapped for Box navy's, and just to make sure that everything works as intended, I'd like your help…

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[Help] Error Flashing Viterbi Firmware

Superchargedcoffee
Let me preface this post by stating that this is my first time posting on Deskthority. If this is not the correct place to ask for help, I apologize. I've just built my first mechanical keyboard, a…

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CLI: is this a buckling spring keyboard?
CLI: is this a buckling spring keyboard?

quantalume
http://www.twindata.com/cli/clikeyboar… http://www.twindata.com/im… Looks like a rebranded Unicomp. If so, why does…

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Reasonably priced linears?

codemonkeymike
Looking to buy some reasonably priced linears that are as smooth as possible. Not looking to open up switches and lube them, just want something to solder into my ergodox. I have one clicky, one…

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Designing a completely new switch.
Designing a completely new switch.

mustcode
Hello! To be completely honest, I don't have a convincing reason as to why I'm trying to design a new switch... and I'm not gonna try to…

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Need help on building complete custom keyboard

Retinaizer
Hello dear enthusiasts, I'm new to Deskthority and mechanical keyboard world in general, but I've fallen in love with mechanical keyboards lately and I really wanna build one a completely custom one…

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Trying to solder capacitors in an IBM M2

digital_matthew
Hey everyone, I'm trying to solder new capacitors into an IBM Model M2. I removed the old ones with heat and pliers, and that was easy enough, but when I try to apply new solder it doesn't want to…

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Model F ANSI Mod Key Hard To Press

Captain Sobel
I turned my model F left shift from whatever it was before (1.5 width maybe?) to a standard Model M left shift key. I did this by taking out the barrel spring and flipper of the neighboring barrel and…

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Seeking advice on Model F maintenance

Bass
Hi all, Been a long time lurker in this community and was looking for some advice. I recently purchased a Model F AT on r/mechmarket and am really loving this thing so far. Dare I say, capacitive…

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cleaning coiled cable

eax
Hello, I'm cleaning a keyboard (IBM Model M 1396791, US/ANSI '95). Soapy warm water was sufficient to clean the case and keycaps but the cable is fairly dirty. Soap and warm water didn't help much.…

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Getting a hold of a new oval IBM Model M badge?

ShishHappens
Hi, I've been doing a little research and I came across a few group buys run a couple of years ago to remake/reproduce IBM Model M badges to replace the original ones. I know unicomp sells the lock…

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