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by Lbibass
02 Sep 2020, 16:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cleaning a Model F XT Safely
Replies: 13
Views: 653

Re: Cleaning a Model F XT Safely

I am always wary of painted plastic as in some case the paint comes off rather too easily Never underestimate the usefulness of soaking if you don't want to do too much scrubbing. The Model F cases have a shiny white inner core of plastic with another, off-white top coat that includes/produces the ...
by Lbibass
28 Apr 2020, 22:20
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Blaise170
Replies: 26
Views: 4590

Re: Blaise170

Oh my god. That's horrible.

I never got to know him that well. May he rest in peace.

He was a cool dude, at least from my conversations with him.
by Lbibass
06 Dec 2019, 15:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Focus fk-2002 ‘3systems’ / ‘Esystems’ branding
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Focus fk-2002 ‘3systems’ / ‘Esystems’ branding

quick question: how thick are the caps? Most focuses that I have seen use pretty thin caps with a homing bar, similar to Tai Hao, but not exactly. These caps have a homing nipple like Alps Electric made caps.
by Lbibass
15 Nov 2019, 17:46
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Whatever happened to ________?
Replies: 67
Views: 26359

Re: Whatever happened to ________?

Blaise170 wrote:
15 Nov 2019, 16:08
I'm alive. Indeed, 2019 is probably the worst year I've ever experienced. But I hope to start being active around here again. Anyone who has needed me in the meantime... Sorry for the delays.

Glad to hear that you're back! Hope 2020 will be a better year for you. :)
by Lbibass
23 Oct 2019, 04:09
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] DSA Red Planet
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: [IC] DSA Red Planet

depletedvespene wrote:
23 Oct 2019, 03:38


Also, the R3 key to accompany the vertical Enter should be \|, not #~.


No, not really.
by Lbibass
22 Oct 2019, 16:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397827

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I want to use this keyboard with my modern pc and it has some weird connector ive never seen...need to know how to get it converted to ps2 so I can use a ps2 to usb converter and use it with my pc Okay. So that's not PS/2. It's probably a weird, proprietary protocol. Your best bet to get it working...
by Lbibass
22 Oct 2019, 16:10
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: A new US Republican thread 2016
Replies: 1690
Views: 109843

Re: Re:

Just thought this post by Jacobolus deserves a repost. Three years ago and basically 100% correct on every point. At the very least it will be an amusing, if cringeworthy at times, presidency. “Amusing” in the same way it’s “amusing” when your baby just crawled out the window and is currently falli...
by Lbibass
18 Oct 2019, 19:36
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Lube for mods
Replies: 2
Views: 1430

Re: Lube for mods

For what board? And what exactly are you lubing? Do you mean the stabilizers? For a more expensive, but better option, I would say some 205g0. If you want something cheaper, dielectric grease should work well.
by Lbibass
17 Oct 2019, 03:59
Forum: News
Topic: HHKB refresh in 2019?
Replies: 202
Views: 32842

Re: HHKB refresh in 2019?

Elrick wrote:
17 Oct 2019, 03:16
cookie wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 20:15
Let's face it, you can't go wrong with an HHKB, be it pro1 2 or BT, they are all solid choices.
Only if it could be re-designed for 104 keys, normal-sized instead.

Now that would be something...... :) :D
Then buy a realforce. ;)
by Lbibass
15 Oct 2019, 20:12
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE
Replies: 18
Views: 7946

Re: DIY open-source trackball similar to MTE

Oh man. This looks nice. Gonna try and build one. oh MAN this looks nice.
by Lbibass
07 Oct 2019, 22:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Two Keyboards; NIB IBM JX (6454042) and Chicony KB-5160XT
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Re: Two Keyboards; NIB IBM JX (6454042) and Chicony KB-5160XT

Fascinating! I haven't ever seen a 5160XT in the west, only on taobao. And that JX keyboard is quite the lucky find as well. Nice job!
by Lbibass
06 Oct 2019, 22:05
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 2
Views: 1690

Re: [WTB] Alps SKCM Boards or Switches

PMing
by Lbibass
02 Oct 2019, 15:03
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: good mouse for CAD work?
Replies: 24
Views: 6299

Re: good mouse for CAD work?

I use an MX Ergo, and the button weighting is amazing. I can use that mouse all day. I would stay away from the Elecom Deft for CAD, as the middle click button is about as heavy as a brick. It's absurd and completely unusable.
by Lbibass
27 Sep 2019, 16:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

You can replace this with the G80 chili pcb. I personally would not recommend doing so, if you want to use switches made by Cherry. The holes for the PCB mount pins are much too big to be used with cherry switches, so they will immediately fall out. :cry: If you want to use a Chili pcb, stick with ...
by Lbibass
27 Sep 2019, 16:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

ZedTheMan wrote:
27 Sep 2019, 06:12
Hang on a moment, are those cherry Dyesub caps?

If so, wow, those are nice.
I don't have any help for getting it working though, sorry.
I would say that they are not, judging from the font. Olivetti was known to have used someone else for their dyesubbing at one point.
by Lbibass
23 Sep 2019, 15:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HELP with IBM M122 Conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1844

Re: HELP with IBM M122 Conversion

Have you tried using QMK? Their pins are slightly different.

https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/tre ... m_terminal
by Lbibass
22 Sep 2019, 22:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 247
Views: 31855

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1JJkvcfBj_uVjSZFpq6A0SXXaM/TAIWAN-mechanical-push-button-switch-Replace-of-ALPS-keyboard-switch-microswitch-2-foot-2pin-grey.jpg What are these? They look like blue Alps to me, but then they don't. I'm no expert on identifying different Alps switches, but the blue Alps...
by Lbibass
22 Sep 2019, 22:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397827

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

lewinm wrote:
22 Sep 2019, 21:56
Hello, it's my first post on this forum. I'm interested if any of you every heard of keyboard:

dtk spk-102a
fcc F825K4SPK102A

Could you provide info about switches for such keyboard?

I googled it and I couldn't find any information about this specific model.
Do you have a photo of the keyboard?
by Lbibass
18 Sep 2019, 15:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397827

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The first one looks like SMK Vintage linear. I know I have seen the second one somewhere… Are SMK Vintage switches supposed to be even remotely smooth? These aren't in any event, and the build quality (plastic used in the cross) looks lower than on pics of SMK Vintage switches. [...] Took me a whil...
by Lbibass
17 Sep 2019, 23:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397827

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hi there - new here but very much bitten by the bug... Picked up these two recently, expecting to easily be able to identify them, but neither has any identifying marks I can find. Both seem pretty CP/M-ish. The first has incredible thick ABS keycaps, but other than that feels very cheap & rough. T...
by Lbibass
17 Sep 2019, 23:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397827

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

wiki/Philips_torsion_spring

there doesn't appear to be any images, but the description matches.
by Lbibass
17 Sep 2019, 23:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397827

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5167&start=

You know, that mount looks almost something like this. Let me do a bit more research...
by Lbibass
17 Sep 2019, 23:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397827

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The first one looks like SMK Vintage linear. I know I have seen the second one somewhere…
by Lbibass
16 Sep 2019, 15:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair
Replies: 8
Views: 1260

Re: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair

Well, you're gonna have to replace the switchplates. Maybe open them up and spray them with contact cleaner? If that doesn't work, you're gonna need to replace the switchplate.

Also: changing the switchplate shouldn't really change the feel of the switch?
by Lbibass
12 Sep 2019, 17:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4325
Views: 397827

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Keybug wrote:
12 Sep 2019, 13:24
Yes, Rafi-made for sure!

Myoth: I actually found an NMB board with space invaders in a practically identical case. What made you assume it's sliders-over-dome?
The caps, probably. The profile is very different for SI.
by Lbibass
11 Sep 2019, 21:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!
Replies: 11
Views: 1520

Re: help me to get an unknown vintage alps keyboard to work!

Okay, that's not a ps/2 keyboard.

See that SGI copyright? That means its an SGI protocol, which means…


You're screwed unless you can find the documentation on the protocol and program your own converter.
by Lbibass
05 Sep 2019, 17:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Stuff I got in China (Poll)
Replies: 30
Views: 4814

Re: Stuff I got in China (Poll)

User101 wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 17:05
SantiGo wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 13:46
Redmaus wrote:
04 Sep 2019, 00:54


Do you mean for model F's?
yep me need for my f122 and for xt ...
Dude only have AT foam... if you want f122 foam I think ellipse sell some?
I would be interested in purchasing some of the AT foam. My AT was in REALLY bad shape.
by Lbibass
11 Aug 2019, 22:10
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring Keyboard Restoration
Replies: 25
Views: 1929

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring Keyboard Restoration

That would be really cool having a din port on modern Pc's. I use an external soarers converter that I got from Orihalcon that takes the cable from 5 pin DIN to USB + gives me custom key mapping. Yup, I have the same thing for my F122. The only way I can think of something like that being done is a...
by Lbibass
09 Aug 2019, 18:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Vintage Cherry Din5 to USB, how?
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Vintage Cherry Din5 to USB, how?

First: DIN5 to PS/2 is just wiring. Find wiring diagrams online! Use of a multimeter for checking continuity could be a great help. There should be lots of active PS/2 to USB converters on the market. Just about any of them should work just as well with Cherry keyboards .. as long as it is an activ...

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