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by ghostdawg187
07 Oct 2019, 11:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] Datacomp DFK 192 - SMK 2nd gen. clicky ALPS mount switch
Replies: 2
Views: 383

[WTS] Datacomp DFK 192 - SMK 2nd gen. clicky ALPS mount switch

Hi folks, I want to sell this beautiful keyboard with SMK 2nd generation clicky ALPS mount switches. One could say that these need to be the famous Monterey switches, but the colour of the slider is instead "beige" or "ivory". I have bought this keyboard from deskthority user Noobmaen and he told me...
by ghostdawg187
07 Oct 2019, 10:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2781
Views: 226839

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

I proudly present you my first blue ALPS keyboard, a Datacomp DFK 102. My wife made a really cool Alps logo sticker for me, in order to cover this ugly Titan logo. I have swapped some keycaps from a Chicony KB-6251, which are somehow yellowed but are at least double shot. The switches have been in a...
by ghostdawg187
07 Oct 2019, 10:35
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22700
Views: 1304293

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Three Acer KB-102AS are up on German eBay, at least one with photo-confirmed blue ALPS. Pretty well yellowed, though... I have bought one of these and wondered about the differences of the labels on the back. On all three labels the model no. "KB-102AS" can be seen, but their serial numbers are sig...
by ghostdawg187
28 Aug 2019, 12:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to gain access to recycling centers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: How to gain access to recycling centers?

^^ wow, thanks mate! I definitely appreciate your effort. I will do this "Gewerbeanmeldung". But in first instance I will try to reach out to these people working there.
by ghostdawg187
28 Aug 2019, 11:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to gain access to recycling centers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

Re: How to gain access to recycling centers?

1. Don't write them emails, go there and visit them. Explain to them what your intentions are and proof to them you're serious about it. I have sent them an e-mail since I live in the middle of nowhere (Greifswald, Baltic Sea) and from time to time I visit Dortmund. So I assume that I will not find...
by ghostdawg187
28 Aug 2019, 10:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to gain access to recycling centers?
Replies: 14
Views: 1131

How to gain access to recycling centers?

I want to do it like Chyrosran and Wodan do it but somehow fail. I have written an e-mail to a big recycling company here in Germany and kindly asked if they would let me in and let me search on my own for garbage keyboards. The reaction was not so kindly and they told me that according to German la...
by ghostdawg187
01 Aug 2019, 12:01
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Replacement for pine ALPS SKCM white switches
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Replacement for pine ALPS SKCM white switches

no longer in need for replacement switches
by ghostdawg187
24 Jul 2019, 23:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 139
Views: 10331

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Thanks noobmaen ;)

The seller has already replied and said he made mistake in the description. He has offered me a return.

I am still in need for replacement switches for my Leading edge ;)
by ghostdawg187
24 Jul 2019, 23:16
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Replacement for pine ALPS SKCM white switches
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: 10x pine ALPS SKCM white switches

I need at least 3 replacement switches. If you have more that would be even better :)
by ghostdawg187
24 Jul 2019, 22:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 139
Views: 10331

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

I have bought on ebay 6 loose ALPS switches from a seller named "keyswitch". The description said "ALPS SKCM white". But what I got are simplified white ALPS switches, at least to my knowledge. Please confirm according to the following picture: 20190724_223840.jpg I have already asked him to send me...
by ghostdawg187
21 Jul 2019, 15:08
Forum: For sale
Topic: Datacomp DFK 192 - pine ALPS SKCM white
Replies: 1
Views: 407

Datacomp DFK 192 - pine ALPS SKCM white

I want to sell a Datacomp DFK 192 with pine ALPS SKCM white switches. I have lost interest in restoring this board. I already have another Datacomp DFK 192 with SMK 2nd gen. clicky switches with ALPS mount. For the condition of the board I refer to the pictures. I have also made a picture of the ins...
by ghostdawg187
20 Jul 2019, 00:30
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: XT/AT-cable with pcb connection
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: XT/AT-cable with pcb connection

Is it also possible to use this plastic end of the faulty cable for the new one?

If no one has a spare cable I will try to build a new one. Many thanks for your help Rauha ;)
by ghostdawg187
19 Jul 2019, 20:15
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: XT/AT-cable with pcb connection
Replies: 4
Views: 379

XT/AT-cable with pcb connection

I need a replacement cable of XT/AT-male type and a connection to the pcb, shown in the following picture. I am not quite sure how common this type of connection to the pcb is, maybe I have to solder something. It is a cable from a Datacomp DFK 192 keyboard.
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Please help me out!
by ghostdawg187
08 Jul 2019, 13:08
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Replacement for pine ALPS SKCM white switches
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Replacement for pine ALPS SKCM white switches

Hi there,

I am in need for replacement pine ALPS SKCM white (clicky, not damped) switches.

I live in Germany. Please make me some offers.

Thank you very much in advance.
by ghostdawg187
03 Jul 2019, 14:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cleaning and lubing ALPS switches
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Re: Cleaning and lubing ALPS switches

^^ Many thanks for your answers. I have also found this thread quite helpful:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17566
by ghostdawg187
01 Jul 2019, 10:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cleaning and lubing ALPS switches
Replies: 3
Views: 502

Cleaning and lubing ALPS switches

I have played the ALPS lottery and found two boards, one with ALPS SKCM white and with ALPS SKCM orange switches. Now I want to clean them. I have got several questions concerning cleaning and lubing, but I do not have a ultrasonic cleaner. i.) I have watched chyrosran's cleaning video. He just ment...
by ghostdawg187
24 Apr 2019, 10:29
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 424
Views: 42687

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

I watched this really funny movie "Coming to America" starring Eddie Murphy yesterday evening and I had to pause it to make some pictures for you. Maybe you know more what keyboard it could be.
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by ghostdawg187
15 Apr 2019, 11:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Moisture damage after cleaning?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Moisture damage after cleaning?

You won't believe it or not, but this thing is working again. My wife convinced me to boot windows on her laptop, since I have Ubuntu running. Just yesterday evening I have tried to get it back to life under ubuntu and nothing happened. Today under windows the same procedure, after connecting the ke...
by ghostdawg187
12 Apr 2019, 20:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Moisture damage after cleaning?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Moisture damage after cleaning?

Try some silica gel - cat litter https://www.action.com/nl-nl/p/natura-kattenbakkorrels- Put the stuff in a big plastic box with your keyboard above. Say a little prayer and close the box. Let it stay for a day. Thank you for your advice. I have filled it up with rice instead, wrapped it up with so...
by ghostdawg187
12 Apr 2019, 16:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Moisture damage after cleaning?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: Moisture damage after cleaning?

That is what I can see:
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I should look for corrosion or some "rusty" spots, right? But I doubt that there exist any, but I do not have any knowledge.
by ghostdawg187
12 Apr 2019, 13:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Moisture damage after cleaning?
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Moisture damage after cleaning?

I have cleaned my Datacomp DFK 192 on Wednesday and let everything dry over night. I have put everything together yesterday and plugged my keyboard into the computer. Everything went fine and I could use the keyboard the whole day. Today I have worked for 2 hours and then suddenly it stopped working...
by ghostdawg187
09 Apr 2019, 06:36
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Doubleshot or dye sublimated keycaps for ALPS
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Doubleshot or dye sublimated keycaps for ALPS

Hi there,

I would like to buy a full set of doubleshot or dye sublimated keycaps with ALPS mount. I live in Germany and I would prefer shipping within Europe so that shipping costs should not become too high.

I appreciate any sort of offer! Thank you very much in advance.
by ghostdawg187
08 Apr 2019, 19:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 139
Views: 10331

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Today I have received a Datacomp DFK 192 from a fellow deskthority member. I am a little bit uncertain about the switches. I assume they are SMK 2nd generation with ALPS mount. But are they tactile white or yellowed clicky blues? They are really loud for a tactile switch, so what is this thing??? 20...
by ghostdawg187
01 Apr 2019, 12:05
Forum: For sale
Topic: CHERRY-G80-1800HPMDE - Sold!
Replies: 1
Views: 385

CHERRY-G80-1800HPMDE - Sold!

update: Keyboard has been sold! I want to sell this board, preferably within EU countries to avoid any trouble with customs and high shipping costs. I have no clue how much this might be worth. Please make me some reasonable price suggestions. I have cleaned the case and key caps. Case is little bit...
by ghostdawg187
06 Mar 2019, 15:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3813
Views: 215066

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

PS: It is a Solidtek ACK-700, but I still don't know if it is rubberdome or not :( based on the number of screws on the back and the fact that the keyboard case doesn't look that deep (except the top where the controller, cable gutter and legs are located) it is most certain a rubber dome The more ...
by ghostdawg187
06 Mar 2019, 12:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3813
Views: 215066

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The above requested keyboard is from "Inputronic" or "Solid Year". I have never heard of them and seems to have an AT-connector. But I am totally unsure if it is rubberdome or not.

PS: It is a Solidtek ACK-700, but I still don't know if it is rubberdome or not :(
by ghostdawg187
05 Mar 2019, 21:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3813
Views: 215066

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Do you have any idea? What kind of switches and keycaps? Is it connected via ps2 or xt/at?
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