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by Gnohio
26 Apr 2019, 22:49
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
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Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I saw that. I'm wondering why they made it like that? They seem to be using keycap extenders to fit with this weird secondary plate above the switches that make the slider flush with the plate. This seems way differently built than any of the other Z-150s I've seen. Does anyone know of any other bo...
by Gnohio
26 Apr 2019, 21:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Zenith Z-150, looks like a fixer-upper. Badge and a few caps missing and has a 9 pin DIN plug. The plate and internals look pretty clean but it has a $55 starting bid and $19.95 CONUS shipping, so it doesnt look like anyone is gonna get this relatively cheap. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Zenith-Z-150-Re...
by Gnohio
02 Oct 2018, 03:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

JP! wrote: I got one anyways as a neat keypad.
Are the switches (domes) in those even any good? Ive never had the chance to type on alps integrated dome but ive been looking for a (preferably mechanical) external numpad thats not terribly expensive.
by Gnohio
21 Sep 2018, 06:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
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Sangdrax wrote: Seller also has a couple F XT's pretty cheap.
The only issue is that the majority of the keyboards this seller lists dont have cables or they're noticeably cut for some reason.
by Gnohio
03 Aug 2018, 02:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Low bid F XT for the Leafs out there. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Model-F-Keyboard-UNTESTED-SOLD-AS-IS/323377564893?_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52885%26meid%3Dc1e7ac5c67204f82a9e8d98d892b40b6%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D9%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D132728501796%26itm%3D3233775...
by Gnohio
31 Jul 2018, 05:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
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https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Red-label-Zenith-Data-Systems-Keyboard-Green-Alps-switches-9-pin/273380667341 Red badge zenith board. Badge looks cool and I haven't seen red before but the board looks to be in super rough shape so hopefully someone can talk the seller down in price and get it a go...
by Gnohio
28 Jul 2018, 06:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
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TheInverseKey wrote: What switches do they come with?.
by Gnohio
28 Jul 2018, 01:12
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Rebadged Scorpius 104 for $20: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-PC-Accessories-Keyboard-w-Pin-Converter-mechanical-Clicky-p-n-P20035/302821055321?hash=item46818a9b59:g:tT4AAOSwEZdaDUIP Still the best rubber domes I've felt to date! 10 supposedly NOS scorpius boards for 60€, mini group buy anyone? h...
by Gnohio
24 Jul 2018, 12:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4472
Views: 455806

it definitely isn't smk, looks like a kpt variant/clone After looking at the wiki page for the KPT switch, I will say the switch on the Zenith board definitely bears more resemblance to the rectangular blue KPT switch variant than an SMK switch. I guess if someone was willing and/or curious they co...
by Gnohio
24 Jul 2018, 12:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4472
Views: 455806

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/0vcAAOSwxudbVmQe/s-l1600.jpg Someone's selling basically new Zenith keyboard units on eBay for dirt cheap! But what is that switch? :?: Looks like the tactile variant of the [wiki]SMK Alps mount[/wiki] switch to me. But it could very well be a similar looking clone.
by Gnohio
18 Jun 2018, 22:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

by Gnohio
17 Jun 2018, 09:08
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

mcmaxmcmc wrote: Blue Alps board for $100
*$100 starting bid* Dont confuse it to be a BIN. The price will surely rise far beyond that.
by Gnohio
17 Jun 2018, 03:25
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Zenith Portable Computer with black label board. Looks in pretty good condition considering the case doesnt look yellowed at all and the caps are just a tinge or just a bit dirty. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Zenith-Data-Systems-Portable-Computer-ZFA-161-52-163-Drive-Type/223012093706?ssPageName...
by Gnohio
11 Jun 2018, 08:25
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Tried to snipe this for under $100 but some absolute madmen shot the price up in the last few seconds. Is it actually even worth that much? These specific ones are so rare(on ebay) I cant even get a decent baseline. Dell AT101 Old Logo with the blue pbt caps: https://www.ebay.com/bfl/viewbids/20233...
by Gnohio
11 Jun 2018, 01:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Tried to snipe this for under $100 but some absolute madmen shot the price up in the last few seconds. Is it actually even worth that much? These specific ones are so rare(on ebay) I cant even get a decent baseline. Dell AT101 Old Logo with the blue pbt caps: https://www.ebay.com/bfl/viewbids/202333...
by Gnohio
06 Jun 2018, 21:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Model F with the works. Says "Springs were derusted and then coated with Rust-oleum. The ping sound is dampened though the feel is preserved.", does anyone know how much that actually affects the springs? The extreme pingyness is one of the best things about model fs imo; would be a shame if that w...
by Gnohio
06 Jun 2018, 20:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Model F with the works. Says "Springs were derusted and then coated with Rust-oleum. The ping sound is dampened though the feel is preserved.", does anyone know how much that actually affects the springs? The extreme pingyness is one of the best things about model fs imo; would be a shame if that wa...
by Gnohio
06 Jun 2018, 14:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Is this legit or aftermarket modded? https://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Personal-Computer-Model-F-XT-Mechanical-83-Key-Keyboard-Black-Red/232795897722?rmvSB=true&ul_ref=http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574735181&toolid=10001&campid=5336086427&icep_item=232795897722&...
by Gnohio
18 May 2018, 08:28
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

From what I could find these either have lasered POM or DS ABS. The pictures look like DS ABS to me. Since they are Cherry MY you can just gut them for caps and cables if its worth it. https://www.ebay.com/itm/G81-8000LPdUS-CHERRY-G81-8000-Keyboard-Black-CREDIT-CARD-SWIPE/401536725674?ssPageName=STR...
by Gnohio
10 May 2018, 10:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

A few Model M13s https://www.ebay.com/itm/BLACK-IBM-Model-M-Mechanical-Keyboard-PS-2-TRACKPOINT-P-N-13H6705-1998-date/332640814444?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D50543%26meid%3D1a9cf0c2d6ca45b08a12fca69646e338%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D11%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D183218416503%26...
by Gnohio
12 Mar 2018, 21:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

green-squid wrote: Thank god it was bait. But he forgot to include the $100something dollar artisan.
I cant confirm whether its actually bait, Im just proposing it is.
by Gnohio
12 Mar 2018, 20:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

hansichen wrote: But the computer is unusable now and just a waste of space. I could use these awesome alps switches in my new reddit build, that's way better, isn't it?
The pictures show it clearly on and running, so it isnt unusable; maybe in a modern sense.

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by Gnohio
12 Mar 2018, 20:44
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

Tuntematon wrote: Not just any switches, orange or salmon Alps. Only a few million keyboards were made with these switches.
Even so, I dont even like Apple stuff myself and I wouldnt destroy it for the switches. A prototype is a prototype, even if it is from a shitty company.
by Gnohio
03 Mar 2018, 22:16
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
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Its not even the buckling spring version either.. :| Thankfully the seller is being totally up front about that, but it just adds to the mystery of the price. It makes me wonder if there are pure speculators buying keyboards these days, just to store them away for later profits. It could explain th...
by Gnohio
03 Mar 2018, 21:09
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

That Industrial XT auction is really getting out of hand. This used to be a sub-$100 board :? https://www.ebay.com/itm/VTG-EARLY-1985-IBM-INDUSTRIAL-GREY-MODEL-F-KEYBOARD-VARIANT-NOT-CLICKY-CORD/382395408863?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 Its not even the buckling spring...
by Gnohio
01 Mar 2018, 03:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
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New in box silver label M for $150. https://m.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-New-IBM-Model-M-Clicky-Keyboard-J2-1988-1392366-Original-Box-6100-System/173180442256?epid=2278324941&hash=item28525bd690:g:ZmQAAOSwDxFZ47Z1 What connector is that? https://deskthority.net/wiki/IBM_Enhanced_Keyboard#1392366 "The ori...
by Gnohio
28 Feb 2018, 20:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

And just imagine paying to pack and move all of that stuff. Yikes... Well if you'd be willing to pay however much to acquire all of that I'd assume you'd also be willing to pay for shipping too. True, still would be unpleasant though. Would be nice to have the space and the scratch to acquire that ...
by Gnohio
28 Feb 2018, 20:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

digital_matthew wrote: And just imagine paying to pack and move all of that stuff. Yikes...
Well if you'd be willing to pay however much to acquire all of that I'd assume you'd also be willing to pay for shipping too.
by Gnohio
28 Feb 2018, 19:57
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

FXT wrote: They'd make great display pieces.
And to use them, obviously.
by Gnohio
28 Feb 2018, 19:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24359
Views: 2212347

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