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by Howard81
08 Feb 2019, 18:47
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Would like to try a model M keyboard in the derbyshire area
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Would like to try a model M keyboard in the derbyshire area

Not the closest, but I have a nice selection you'd be more than welcome to try if you're ever in London..
by Howard81
08 Feb 2019, 18:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Problems
Replies: 27
Views: 594

Re: Model M Problems

I used to do this all the time and never once had any issues with my Model M keboards... You may have just been unlucky (or myself super lucky!). Double-register presses are usually the tell-tale sign of a liquid spill that is causing havoc with the membrane. Do you have any spare cables or even a c...
by Howard81
09 Jan 2019, 21:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY COMPAQ keyboard
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: IDENTIFY COMPAQ keyboard

Those are actually fairly decent keyboards - they have a decent weight to them thanks to a giant metal plate in the casing and don't feel too bad if they're fairly low mileage.
by Howard81
07 Jan 2019, 21:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do "M" and "F" stand for?
Replies: 32
Views: 1812

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My 1986 IBM XT “enhanced” keyboard (Model M without the LED panel) states Model G in the inner sticker.. That would usually be a 1390120. Could you please post a photo? It's marked 1389969 on the outer case with 1386719 (and 1386751) on the inner chassis. UK ISO layout, so it will have a different ...
by Howard81
07 Jan 2019, 00:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What do "M" and "F" stand for?
Replies: 32
Views: 1812

My 1986 IBM XT “enhanced” keyboard (Model M without the LED panel) states Model G in the inner sticker..
by Howard81
06 Jan 2019, 20:30
Forum: Reviews
Topic: Datacomp DFK-515AT review (Alps SKCM Blue)
Replies: 7
Views: 911

I have this keyboard too, also with Blue Alps. It came with the DigiSystems Jetta XD V40 PC around 1986. Luckily for me it had hardly been used and types like new. It also came complete with the original manual which states how turn off the beeper: CTRL PAUSE 8-) Since this was otherwise unknown, I ...
by Howard81
21 Dec 2018, 22:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can't get backslash or pipe key working on IBM Model F XT
Replies: 10
Views: 373

I know this is a slightly old thread, but being a newbie to programming a Soarer's Converter this caused me a little head scratching too. However, if all you want to do is to get the keypresses on a UK layout Model F keyboard to match their printed legends use the following: # Remap to UK layout # R...
by Howard81
05 Jul 2018, 15:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Removing grime and marks from Model F case
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Cream cleaner such as CIF and a soft nail brush. Just go easy on the corners and don't go over the metal badge.

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