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by arkanoid
10 Dec 2019, 13:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ADB Keyboard with Futaba MA Switches?
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: ADB Keyboard with Futaba MA Switches?

Try getting SKM-2001 if you have any chance.
by arkanoid
21 Dec 2018, 06:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Identify the Switch?
Replies: 7
Views: 613

We discussed that switch before. It's probably from a membrane keyboard.

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by arkanoid
17 Oct 2018, 00:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wtf is the name of these keyboards?
Replies: 2
Views: 274

Libertouch?
by arkanoid
11 Oct 2018, 05:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4035
Views: 281406

SilenceGoo wrote: anyone could some help?
I've seen one with Alps green.
by arkanoid
14 Sep 2018, 07:46
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4456
Views: 319576

Bass wrote: There was another closely related and rarer variant (1388081) that has a silver badge, which Ellipse is currently selling for $800.
Based on the shop date of the steel plate, I think the internal assembly is not original.
by arkanoid
12 Apr 2018, 05:37
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1849
Views: 133994

snuci wrote:
depletedvespene wrote:
snuci wrote: Acquired a complete IBM 4704 terminal with F107...
Colour me envious. Does it work?
Yes!
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https://www.ebay.de/itm/312093444282

I think this is for you if you don't have one already!
by arkanoid
12 Apr 2018, 02:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23196
Views: 1514212

https://www.ebay.com/itm/152980160472 Will it go for a new record of $3.3K with shipping? Best offer is also an option for those looking to get a steal on one ;) This was one that "sold" but was relisted. The buyer must have "straightened out" and realized what he did and didn;t follow through with...
by arkanoid
29 Mar 2018, 17:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: Alps SKCL Switches (Round 2)
Replies: 237
Views: 22812

I guess they are SKCL yellow, based on the photo that does not show LED electrode holes at switch bottom.
by arkanoid
21 Mar 2018, 03:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37926

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gold-plated keyboard released in 2008. korean customs are always ahead of time. lol
by arkanoid
21 Mar 2018, 03:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post the ugliest keyboards you've seen!
Replies: 516
Views: 37926

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How about this one? It has cherry MX black switches.
by arkanoid
08 Mar 2018, 12:56
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23196
Views: 1514212

Here's what I really wonder: if the boards had been listed at BIN for 810 and 564 respectively, would they have sold for that amount? That's Flebay for you. If you list it at the current prices sold - you won't get any nibbles. Like fishing, you allow the smaller minnows the opportunity to take a s...
by arkanoid
03 Feb 2018, 20:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: .
Replies: 86
Views: 3770

Chyros wrote: What in god's name is that thing in the top right corner? Oo
Looks like a PowerMate to me.
by arkanoid
27 Jan 2018, 10:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Zenith ZTX-11-Z
Replies: 15
Views: 2075

Very nice looking clean board. I think I am the glorious first viewer of the video (Youtube viewer count was 1). Anyway, sellers should learn how to ship keyboads safely. It is a common practice to fix broken keycaps/switches/case. Epoxy is our friend...
by arkanoid
25 Jan 2018, 03:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23196
Views: 1514212

The previous black square logo industrial model M in Germany was sold for less than $200. It was missing back label though.
by arkanoid
25 Jan 2018, 03:27
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 3279 Terminal Keyboard - Local Find
Replies: 11
Views: 946

Great finds! You have all the good things in your collection.
by arkanoid
08 Jan 2018, 04:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: An interesting find: NIB IBM Model M blue Alps(?) Keyboard
Replies: 76
Views: 5430

Yes, they were made cheap considering the age they were made. Blue alps was a common clicky switch in 1986/87 when IBM 1390120/131s were made. There was no white Alps switch came out. Probably, Alps clone switches were not developed either? and Cherry switches were as much expensive as the Alps.
by arkanoid
08 Jan 2018, 02:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: An interesting find: NIB IBM Model M blue Alps(?) Keyboard
Replies: 76
Views: 5430

Clone or not, it's still a very cool keyboard. I'd love to have one in my collection just the same. Thanks for sharing the pics. Since the PCB board is flat, I am assuming the key stems are longer at the top/bottom because of the curve in the keyboard case? yeah, that's how it is. the stems on the ...
by arkanoid
27 Dec 2017, 06:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Strange keyboard find
Replies: 29
Views: 1506

I found a keyboard a while back that arrived today. I couldn't find any information on it, and it only suspeciously meantioned 'mechanical' in the title, but the actual keyboard in the picture looked very interesting. Well, it arrived today, and the 30 bucks I paid for it was a steal. The keyboard ...
by arkanoid
23 Dec 2017, 04:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4035
Views: 281406

Does anyone know if this TOSHIBA PA7354E keypad is mechanical and if so what switches it uses? Thanks. TOSHIBA PA7354E.jpg Googled PA7354E switch, and got the following result. It's just a google capture, the eBay link is now corrupted and does not show the contents of the google cache. Blue slider...
by arkanoid
22 Dec 2017, 21:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Identify a meaningless switch
Replies: 7
Views: 550

It was used in the membrane version of Sejin M8700. There maybe some other keyboards too.
Another example is on eBay. Basically it's the same M8700 with a different case.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HeadStart-Expl ... 2357654787
by arkanoid
17 Dec 2017, 00:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Identify a meaningless switch
Replies: 7
Views: 550

That's a slider for some old Sejin membrane keyboards.
by arkanoid
02 Dec 2017, 16:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23196
Views: 1514212

http://www.ebay.com/itm/132419484884
Matias Quiet Pro 19.99 USD with Free shipping.

Backspace is not working, but should be an easy fix.
by arkanoid
01 Dec 2017, 04:16
Forum: Gallery
Topic: An IBM M keypad that feels like an F.
Replies: 13
Views: 1600

If somebody makes a PCB for this, then it would be able to make a semi-model F.
Or if you want a bigger project, then you can try to build build an ergodox model F using two keyboards. :)
By the way, feet are different from those of regular model M as I remember.
by arkanoid
30 Nov 2017, 14:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Futaba clicky switch thoughts?
Replies: 87
Views: 4818

purdobol wrote: They're also on aliexpress: http://s.aliexpress.com/jYjIrAzq
and Taobao: https://world.taobao.com/item/540513185273.htm
They are not Futaba.
by arkanoid
30 Nov 2017, 13:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Futaba clicky switch thoughts?
Replies: 87
Views: 4818

Please understand My English is not good. I have never used Futaba Keyboard before. So I wanted to try this switch, have been looking for a lot of places for a long time I found a Futaba Switch that in an old electronics store! finally succeeded in purchasing a completely new Futaba switch that was...
by arkanoid
17 Nov 2017, 03:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Futaba clicky switch thoughts?
Replies: 87
Views: 4818

I think it is natural to have a louder click sound upon upstroke. When you downstroke, your finger absorbs the shock of clicking bump of the leaf spring, so the switch gives somewhat dull sound. For upstroke, your finger is already off of the keycap, so the clicking sound is not disturbed. The diffe...
by arkanoid
01 Nov 2017, 18:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3503
Views: 210395

Wow, that's amazing. My blue Alps gold-label one is less than two months older than your white Alps one Oo . I knew mine was a very late example, but jeez xD . Looks like both ours are very close to the "switch point", if there was such a thing. Serial number sticker looks identical, and numbers ar...
by arkanoid
07 Oct 2017, 08:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3503
Views: 210395

I thought that pale green overlay on omnikeys was a result of yellowing. But it looks like it's not (?). Actually several other omnikeys including those with blue alps also have that green overlay. They might be produced separately, but I don't think there was a production change from grey to green.
by arkanoid
26 Sep 2017, 06:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3503
Views: 210395

Didn't know were to post this query but since this is the ALPs appreciation thread, I'll put it here. I want to buy a refurbished keyboard off this guy here http://www.northgate-keyboard-repair.com/ His name is Bob Tibbetts so what are people's perception of him, is he decent or deceitful? You know...
by arkanoid
31 Aug 2017, 06:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New Datacomp Alps
Replies: 45
Views: 5924

The facebook page has 30+ pictures of the Datacomp switches. It looks to me that the switch internal has a different contact plate design compared with the SKBM.

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