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by xxhellfirexx
Today, 05:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

SilenceGoo wrote:
Today, 05:10
https://www.ebay.com/itm/233871328090/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265026221391/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/265026167324/

3 interesting keyboards I totally have no idea what they are :cry:
Here is my educated guess:

Keytronic F&F
Alps tall cream
Vintage SMK/Maxiswitch
by xxhellfirexx
21 Jan 2021, 05:27
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Or just buy 2 replacement switch modules from Orihalcon. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/IBM-BEAMSPRING-Key-Switch-COMPLETE-5251-3101-3278-3279-5120-Displaywriter/302464820514?hash=item466c4ee522:g:ZRoAAOSwsU5ZxwpL Wouldn't the replacement modules have the same or greater resistance as the ones he has in t...
by xxhellfirexx
20 Jan 2021, 18:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Also does anyone know how to lighten a beamspring spacebar? The 5251 spacebar is twice as heavy as the one on my 3276. The most facile method is to remove the lefthand spring. The key technically does not need this spring to function as intended. A more pleasing and calculated solution would be to ...
by xxhellfirexx
10 Jan 2021, 22:54
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
07 Jan 2021, 01:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Fujitsu Leaf Spring 3rd gen, cleaning
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Fujitsu Leaf Spring 3rd gen, cleaning

The main difference between the Alps lube conversation and lubing the FLS is that the Alps switches are all discrete. FLS? The slider contacts the spring and that's directly on the PCB. I could see contaminating other leaves being a problem. I don't see this being a problem. The switch plates that ...
by xxhellfirexx
05 Jan 2021, 20:03
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: DT dark theme?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: DT dark theme?

You can try the Dark Reader plugin.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/deta ... ieeh?hl=en
by xxhellfirexx
04 Jan 2021, 18:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

FLS is overrated as fuck, almost all the boards have awful protocols that and terrible layouts so you have to map the matrix and use QMK, and on top of that the switches aren't even that good and have a weird force curve and weighting. Chyros praised them, hence the stupid prices lmao. I would pick...
by xxhellfirexx
04 Jan 2021, 08:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Old beamspring photo thread
Replies: 86
Views: 10540

Re: Old beamspring photo thread

If I was going to get a 2260, I think I'd want the airline reservation variant. (more buttons = better) IBM 2260 airline reservation.jpg I noticed the keycaps look engraved , not double shot. ( what the hell, man, what the hell??! ) And here's another shot of the predecessor. It's labelled 1050, bu...
by xxhellfirexx
04 Jan 2021, 07:17
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
28 Dec 2020, 07:56
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: My new keyboard came in!
Replies: 69
Views: 3553

Re: My new keyboard came in!

Some Microswitch drop in replacement?
by xxhellfirexx
24 Dec 2020, 05:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Garage find
Replies: 23
Views: 1152

Re: Garage find

If you can remove a keycap you should try. It either has white switches or blue switches. In the latter case you've got something on your hands worth a few hundred bucks! is there a way to do this safely without a key puller? Check the box. It should come with a key puller. If it doesn't, it's not ...
by xxhellfirexx
24 Dec 2020, 05:27
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Omnikey, Leading Edge or SKCM Blue alps board
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: [WTB] Omnikey, Leading Edge or SKCM Blue alps board

nitinkapur wrote:
24 Dec 2020, 04:32
Yes, of course.Please PM with details and pictures.
It's right here. Be prepared to pay at least $450 for it.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=25035&p=476254
by xxhellfirexx
19 Dec 2020, 00:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I was wondering if someone could shed some light on a keyboard auction that is commanding a high price. It looks like a NOS NCR k440. I couldn’t find anything in the Wiki or much online, other than it might be a Cherry switch based. It’s way out of my budget but I was curious why it’s seems to be s...
by xxhellfirexx
17 Dec 2020, 20:29
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
06 Dec 2020, 01:21
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
30 Nov 2020, 09:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to make the worst switch possible?
Replies: 43
Views: 1685

Re: How to make the worst switch possible?

You have to make the key switch weighting uneven and have a terrible keyboard controller as well. That is quite possibly the worst keyboard I've ever had (the one you see on the wiki). Even if you forgive the messed up key weighting and keys getting stuck, you literally cannot touch type on it. Fast...
by xxhellfirexx
27 Nov 2020, 05:30
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

hellothere wrote:
27 Nov 2020, 02:59
"Never Used" IBM 3275/3277 Beam Spring.
Incredible shine on spacebar. "Never used"
by xxhellfirexx
25 Nov 2020, 20:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot
Replies: 32
Views: 4021

Re: [Find & Restoration] IBM 5281 Beamspring loot

Might be a bit of a weird request, but can you please take and post a picture of the keycaps dead on from the top, like a straight up 90 degrees angle between the camera and the keycaps? I took some photos with my smartphone camera. I hope this will do. https://i.postimg.cc/cKC0gVPq/IMG-20201125-10...
by xxhellfirexx
16 Nov 2020, 00:39
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Microswitch SW hall effect keypad.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224236125922
by xxhellfirexx
02 Nov 2020, 19:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I know this is sold, but damn an opto-electric keypad. https://www.ebay.com/itm/RARE-Vintage-Burroughs-Mechanical-Keypad-Colorful-Blue-Keycaps-Unusual-Keyswitch-/193730575284?hash=item2d1b3dfbb4%3Ag%3AlkMAAOSwuLdfnESc&nma=true&si=1ATJ2t84onB8ymx190gCiWOoqrU%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc&_trks...
by xxhellfirexx
01 Nov 2020, 01:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by xxhellfirexx
31 Oct 2020, 19:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Adding Kingsington lock to F122
Replies: 6
Views: 428

Re: Adding Kingsington lock to F122

I think you are going about it the wrong way. Even if they do not steal the keyboard, they can easily destroy it by "accidentally" spilling half a cup of coffee onto it. I would say the best way is to treat your coworkers well and not give them any reason to cause you harm or grief. If trust and the...
by xxhellfirexx
28 Oct 2020, 17:17
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Monterey K101 with blue Alps.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/313276061204
by xxhellfirexx
25 Oct 2020, 02:09
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

A mouse for large hands.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/164468483343
by xxhellfirexx
20 Oct 2020, 21:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24363
Views: 2213998

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

NOS magnetic reed switches.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/224201732097
by xxhellfirexx
15 Oct 2020, 22:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M's lighter then White Alps???
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Model M's lighter then White Alps???

What year was the Model M keyboard made in? Which factory did it come from? Was the Model M bolt modded? Are these complicated white Alps or simplified white Alps? How much use did these keyboards have previously? Was it bought new or used? What condition were the keyboards in originally? Clean or d...

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