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by Howard81
04 Apr 2019, 15:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ISO users
Replies: 65
Views: 2045

Re: ISO users

I prefer ISO and use a UK layout myself; I can't get used to the narrow Enter key on ANSI, I like a nice big Enter key to mash! I also like having \ and / either side of the bottom row, plus the Alt Gr function (which doesn't get used too often in UK English but is handy to have when you do need it)...
by Howard81
24 Mar 2019, 22:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M PCB Mounting Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Model M PCB Mounting Repair

Double sided tape for sticking on car number plates works a treat.
by Howard81
24 Mar 2019, 22:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: Connecting a Model M to a Macintosh Computer

You need to use an “active” USB adapter - I have had success with this one:

For Keyboard Mouse Male to Female Cable Adapter Converter Use USB to PS2 Cord Converter Adapter
https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bnowFZg5
by Howard81
24 Mar 2019, 22:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M Chattering
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Model M Chattering

I purchased an early style membrane from Unicomp late last year, you just have to give them the model number of the keyboard.
by Howard81
06 Mar 2019, 00:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?
Replies: 26
Views: 1265

Re: Do any modern Laptops have even halfway decent keyboards?

I’ve stuck with my ThinkPad X220 for this very reason!
by Howard81
23 Feb 2019, 23:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Recommendation needed - quiet mechanical for Model M user
Replies: 17
Views: 887

Re: Recommendation needed - quiet mechanical for Model M user

You can get Model M keyboards with rubber domes.. they're actually quite nice.
by Howard81
08 Feb 2019, 18:47
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: DELEATED
Replies: 1
Views: 700

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: 759

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: 412

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: 34
Views: 2455

Re:

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: 34
Views: 2455

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: 1024

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: 11
Views: 551

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: 222

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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