[Photos] IBM Model F XT restoration

Way to go:

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All springs were lubed with machine oil:

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Are you ready, kids?

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Super easy and quick way to put the space flipper in. Hold it in place and then lower the pcb on the chopstick. PCB will then press chopstick and that prevents the flipper against jumping out. Voila!:

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A little help with office binder clips:

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And there we go, all onboard!

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tatsurou

Unread post12 Jun 2018, 23:30

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Weird ass Model M! (I am totally addicted to the click by now):

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I am stunned. This board is amazing. And I am tired. Will post more stuff tomorrow.

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Unread post13 Jun 2018, 00:01

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Plugged and running. Although I am horribly not used to the layout, the feel is goddamn fine. This is written on this very keyboard and I am more than happy to see it working straight away. ASERAWEJFNAWEF!
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That is it. Finished. Using this board and it's my favourite board up to date despite its freaky layout :D

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Nice work it looks great.

You are lucky your cable was in perfect condition as my one was badly severed and needed re splicing and then soldering and because of this my keyboard no longer has the rubber strain relief unfortunately.
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