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by uttindar
20 Jul 2020, 02:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which One Should I Get? (Old Domes)
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: Which One Should I Get? (Old Domes)

Unfortunately I won't be able to find any of those locally, my country isn't really the "tech savvy" back in the <2000s. This is probably not the case. Even if general population couldn't afford PC's at the time, there was always governmental structures and corporations, who were usually main users...
by uttindar
19 Jul 2020, 20:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which One Should I Get? (Old Domes)
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

Re: Which One Should I Get? (Old Domes)

None of the above. There's only a few examples of good rubber dome keyboards and mostly all of them are "dome with sliders" keyboards. The easiest model to find is https://deskthority.net/wiki/BTC_51_series - it's decent, has really good tactility and build quality is usually great (at least in 5139...
by uttindar
25 Jun 2020, 20:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 404163

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Could be also wiki/Datacomp_DFK555 it looks the same (I have one right now). Futaba MA switches inside.
Also I have a problem connecting it to PC for some reason and some users on this forum had similar issue.
by uttindar
05 May 2020, 22:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What next?
Replies: 7
Views: 746

Re: What next?

Very interesting! Will consider :D You can also build 60% SMK board with XW60V1 PCB which is way cheaper than SMK-TKL (especially if you only want to try new things - PCB is fully compatible with usual 60% cases, MX plates, stabs). https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=595263304018 The only downside ...
by uttindar
08 Jan 2020, 00:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobrighting keycaps when it's cold and dark outside
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Retrobrighting keycaps when it's cold and dark outside

Haven't tried those methods (as I don't have any urgency for retrobrighting at this time of the year) but keeping them in mind just in case:
Heating with sous-vide stick: viewtopic.php?t=19220
Plastic container + UV LED strip: https://youtu.be/AVNHC4td7MQ?t=595
by uttindar
29 Dec 2019, 16:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where could I get a cable for an NTC KB-6151?
Replies: 3
Views: 492

Re: Where could I get a cable for an NTC KB-6151?

You can use any DIN5 cable from cheap donor or even PS/2 cable. The main problem will be figuring out correct pinout for wires. Some vintage keyboard PCB's have those marked out near connector (with letters like G, D,V,C for Ground, Data, Voltage, Clock respectively) and others don't have any markin...
by uttindar
15 Dec 2019, 16:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kit to build first keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Kit to build first keyboard?

KBDfans also selling DM87 kit for ~30$ on Aliexpress. By it's nature it's not a real "kit" but rather disassembled Doomhammer Choc 87 TKL keyboard without switches and keycaps - plastic case and non-programmable PCB. There are also reports about some diodes missing (might explain the cost) Still, fo...
by uttindar
07 Dec 2019, 10:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 259
Views: 32651

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Found these on ISNJK-168/268/RB88. They look like wiki/Alps.tw_Type_T8 grey variant but mould numberings are different. Hua-Jie AK-C5/D5 perhaps? Or some other clone?

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by uttindar
29 Nov 2019, 03:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 404163

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

This gives a slight Cherry vibes but it's probably not Cherry. Although doesn't look like Chicony\Keytronics either.
Could be something good?

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by uttindar
12 Apr 2019, 16:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 404163

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Turns out it's one of these (ATW Alps clone type1) with a different case... Yup it is. I have one of those with exact case like on your first picture, FCC ID and without "Sunshine" branding. Switch composition is pretty chaotic in my board - unbranded four-tabs, ATW, APC . Looks like they used ever...
by uttindar
19 Mar 2019, 10:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 259
Views: 32651

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Received old CodeGen Technologies keyboard (FCC HMN2YZ) with linear amber four-tab clones:

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Are those alps.tw Type T8?
Some switches have S:#A## mould numbering and some other are S:#C## (as on the picture)
by uttindar
11 Feb 2019, 02:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: KME board with KPT blues
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: KME board with KPT blues

Nice. Just got almost same board (same case, same FCC ID) but with white KPT clones. I'm yet to properly clean it, so potato picture without detailed dirt. ;) https://i.imgur.com/XScYL5V.jpg I have those blue ones on Podworld 102 keyboard and honestly cant feel any significant difference. Need to de...
by uttindar
03 Feb 2019, 17:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Packard Bell US ANSI with Blue Alps Switches
Replies: 15
Views: 2233

Re: Packard Bell US ANSI with Blue Alps Switches

Plate is amazingly clean, indeed. One of the cleanest plates I've seen were on Dah Yang (aka Unitek) keyboards, but they kind of cheated with additional protective laminated matte paper layer to achieve that result. It makes me want to add own paper layers to some frequently used keyboards, just to ...
by uttindar
01 Dec 2018, 16:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 404163

JP! wrote: I really think you are on to something. The case really similar to board I have with blue KPT's.
Looks like Podworld 292 keyboard. wiki/Podworld_292
by uttindar
01 Oct 2018, 16:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 404163

Dytcom K-260 My new keyboard arrived. This time I know what's the keyboard called but I need help with identifying these switches. They are linear and little scratchy. Also some switches have more yellow color and feel better. Thank you Taiwan jet axis I have the same keyboard only branded as Unite...
by uttindar
09 Aug 2017, 16:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 404163

Ok, I know it's probably a long shot because the picture is so small, but does anyone here have any idea what the following keyboard could be? Looks like typical BTC 51x9 keyboard. Also someone asked here about that exact keyboard https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=73732.0 Anyway it's not a bad r...
by uttindar
09 Aug 2017, 11:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 404163

Any ideas about keyboard model? http://i.imgur.com/1Uf7VLy.jpg It's kinda have similarities with Cherry keyboard cases but I doubt it's Cherry board. Ended up buying it. It is Sejin keyboard with Futaba MA switches. IMG_3006.JPG IMG_3009.JPG IMG_3013.JPG IMG_3018.JPG First time trying Futaba switch...
by uttindar
03 Aug 2017, 21:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4331
Views: 404163

Any ideas about keyboard model?

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It's kinda have similarities with Cherry keyboard cases but I doubt it's Cherry board.

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