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by Aran.E99
20 May 2019, 11:58
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Single Model F/M spring.
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Single Model F/M spring.

Hi everyone, I need a single spring from a model F or M to complete an F XT I'm restoring.

Thanks.
by Aran.E99
20 May 2019, 11:20
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple AEK M0115 (Orange Alps), Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps) + more!
Replies: 28
Views: 2115

Re: Apple AEK M0115 (Orange Alps), Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps) + more!

All prices slightly lowered; throwing the G81 away in ~7 days.
by Aran.E99
19 May 2019, 22:17
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple AEK M0115 (Orange Alps), Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps) + more!
Replies: 28
Views: 2115

Re: Apple AEK M0115 (Orange Alps), Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps) + more!

Another Tipro has sold. 3 remaining (one without keycaps and in poor shape; will list last/seperately)
by Aran.E99
17 May 2019, 19:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with a cursed model F 122
Replies: 63
Views: 1575

Re: Help with a cursed model F 122

I've only ever had UK F's so I can't give my opinion on that however I'd agree that mine was tight with 2mm foam and EXTREMELY tight with 3mm foam. I don't even really like the keyfeel that much hence why I sold the first one right after finishing the restoration.
by Aran.E99
17 May 2019, 14:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Help with a cursed model F 122
Replies: 63
Views: 1575

Re: Help with a cursed model F 122

I bought 2 model F XT's about 2-3 months ago. One is still in pieces scattered across my house waiting for me to restore (which will probably be never/not for a long time)... Good luck.
by Aran.E99
13 May 2019, 20:13
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple AEK M0115 (Orange Alps), Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps) + more!
Replies: 28
Views: 2115

Re: Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps), AEK II (White Damped Alps) + more!

Built an ADB converter to test the AEKII and it works.
by Aran.E99
13 May 2019, 17:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

All the switches have been disassembled fully and the housings washed in warm soapy water to try to remove the strange white residue. After wiping with Q tips, the residue has barely come off so I will try with some isoporopyl alcohol when I get some. 20190513_152627.jpg I've also worked on a custom...
by Aran.E99
12 May 2019, 18:07
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

Finally got the PCB desoldered - what a pain. Some legs decided to randomly snap of while desoldering which was probably due to the liquid damage visible on the plate and PCB however there is enough material for me to solder to when handwiring.
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by Aran.E99
12 May 2019, 16:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2723
Views: 190294

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

AP0115 Canon typewriter caps? Just picked up an S-16 on ebay and will hopefully be arriving later this week. How do they feel? (is the profile noticeably higher?) I'm thinking about putting them on my Z-150. Haha, coincidentally, these caps came off a S-16! I have mixed feelings on these caps. The ...
by Aran.E99
12 May 2019, 15:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3535
Views: 161203

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

ppCircle wrote:
12 May 2019, 15:34
i don't want another blues
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Meanwhile I've never seen a blue alps board in 4 years :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Aran.E99
12 May 2019, 12:00
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple AEK M0115 (Orange Alps), Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps) + more!
Replies: 28
Views: 2115

Re: Tipro (MX blacks), Free G81 parts + more!

They have a PS/2 port however you will need to use a 32 bit OS/virtual box if you want to reprogram the keyboard over PS/2 (I think?) Ok. Thanks. To program a Tipro over PS/2 requires a 32 bit OS,virtual machines will not work,see https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=18949 for the work aroun...
by Aran.E99
11 May 2019, 21:34
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4391
Views: 236026

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

How much would a heavily yellowed, fairly dirty and engraved Apple M0115 (orange alps; UK layout) be worth?
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For what it's worth, I'd restore it and possibly retrobrite the case if it'd increase its value but I guess people are more interested in the switches. Thanks.
by Aran.E99
11 May 2019, 16:15
Forum: For sale
Topic: Apple AEK M0115 (Orange Alps), Monterey K102 (Pine White Alps) + more!
Replies: 28
Views: 2115

Re: Tipro (MX blacks), Free G81 parts + more!

Excelso wrote:
11 May 2019, 02:59
I'm interesteed in one Digipro. Which connection do they have?
They have a PS/2 port however you will need to use a 32 bit OS/virtual box if you want to reprogram the keyboard over PS/2 (I think?)
by Aran.E99
11 May 2019, 15:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120611

Re: Alps Appreciation

At this moment i'm looking for SA A double shots alps keycaps. Funny you say that - literally 3 days ago I got a typewriter (Canon S-16) than has doubleshot SA alps caps. Unfortunately, I can't find any typewriters with enough keys to fill an entire board and some keys are non-standard such as the ...
by Aran.E99
11 May 2019, 14:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120611

Re: Alps Appreciation

At this moment i'm looking for SA A double shots alps keycaps. Funny you say that - literally 3 days ago I got a typewriter (Canon S-16) than has doubleshot SA alps caps. Unfortunately, I can't find any typewriters with enough keys to fill an entire board and some keys are non-standard such as the ...
by Aran.E99
10 May 2019, 13:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Davall DTM-40 (1960's)
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Davall DTM-40 (1960's)

I recently got a Davall DTM-40 teaching machine which was made in England around the 1960's. There is practically no information about them however I found a few patents which explain their purpose but other than that, nothing. The thing weighs just over 3kg with the cable included. Considering it o...
by Aran.E99
08 May 2019, 18:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120611

Re: Alps Appreciation

My issue seems to be an internal compiler error and recently it couldn't even recognize 'make' even though it worked before (after fixing one of the errors which has now come back). I didn't even know kbfirmware existed until now so thanks, I will give that a try!
by Aran.E99
08 May 2019, 17:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3087
Views: 120611

Re: Alps Appreciation

Zenith Z-150 work in progress. First time typing on SKCL greens (first SKCL board) and I already know I'm gonna love it once it's been cleaned and lubed. When it is time to assemble, I'm not sure if I hand wire it rather than re-using the PCB. My only problem is my PC refuses to make a hex file with...
by Aran.E99
07 May 2019, 15:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Zenith Z-150 Restoration; Conversion

*This will most likely take me a few days at the very least because of how filty it is. Once completed, I will post more pics in gallery* Day 1: The keyboard has arrived! There were only 2 photos of it on the listing so I could not see exactly how bad it was but to be honest it is much worse than I ...
by Aran.E99
06 May 2019, 23:31
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4391
Views: 236026

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

How much would a IBM 3277 Microswitch be worth? https://i.imgur.com/Yd6PXp1.png They seem to follow they beamspring brethren into 4 digit territory :( https://www.ebay.com/itm/Exceedingly-RARE-1974-IBM-3277-Micro-Switch-Keyboard-/163341797961?nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true On the other hand, to gi...
by Aran.E99
06 May 2019, 22:59
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2723
Views: 190294

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

the_ambyguous wrote:
04 May 2019, 02:37
AP0115
Canon typewriter caps? Just picked up an S-16 on ebay and will hopefully be arriving later this week. How do they feel? (is the profile noticeably higher?) I'm thinking about putting them on my Z-150.
by Aran.E99
05 May 2019, 11:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4252

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

I think you're spot on. I'm going to send the seller an offer and hopefully they accept so I can document it. Thanks!

Update: he accepted the offer. I will post lots of images of it soon.
by Aran.E99
03 May 2019, 19:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 93
Views: 4252

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Found an old numerical keyboard from what looks like the 60's on ebay. Sorry for the low quality image:
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What could the switches be?
by Aran.E99
03 May 2019, 14:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: 'Mechanical' Electronic Typewriters/ Word Processors
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: 'Mechanical' Electronic Typewriters/ Word Processors

I've checked a few Sharps, especially ones that look like they have SKCL Compacts but most of them use NMB dome with slider which is a shame.

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