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by apastuszak
07 Jul 2019, 03:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

Updated sc file remapblock ESC NUM_LOCK FAKE_01 INSERT PAGE_UP HOME PAGE_DOWN PAGE_UP END DELETE INSERT END DELETE PAGE_DOWN HOME DOWN F24 ESC EXTRA_PAD_PLUS MEDIA_MUTE INTERNATIONAL_6 MEDIA_VOLUME_DOWN EXTRA_F1 MEDIA_VOLUME_UP SCROLL_LOCK PAD_SLASH PAD_SLASH SCROLL_LOCK PAD_PLUS PAD_MINUS PAD_MINUS...
by apastuszak
07 Jul 2019, 03:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I have one of these boards as well, but it's manufactured for Affirmative. The key legends are a bit different on it though, and when I got it, it was sending unique scancodes. Here's what that board looks like: https://i.imgur.com/L7Dxu1z.jpg One point that might be of interest is that Num Lock is...
by apastuszak
07 Jul 2019, 00:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

Just to add as much detail as possible, here is the rear sticker with and without flash:

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by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 23:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I have one of these boards as well, but it's manufactured for Affirmative. The key legends are a bit different on it though, and when I got it, it was sending unique scancodes. Here's what that board looks like: https://i.imgur.com/L7Dxu1z.jpg One point that might be of interest is that Num Lock is...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 23:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I think at this point, I am all set. But I'm curious if anyone knows what JP1, JP2 and JP3 do? I learned that JP3 enables unique codes for each key on the keyboard. But it does move keys all over the place, which is kinda annoying. But it's better that leaving it there and having F13 be SHIFT+F1. I'...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 23:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

OK, here is what I have for codes: Left set of function keys 85 73 B3 ?? B4 71 46 C1 B5 70 Top function keys B2 8C B7 BD 68 66 6A 6B 6C 6D 6E 6F 3A 3B 3C 3D 3E 3F 40 41 42 43 44 45 Numpad 29 47 55 54 5F 60 61 57 5C 5D 5E 56 59 5A 5B 58 Nav Cluster B0 4B 4E 4D 49 4C 52 50 4A 4F 51 And here is what I ...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 22:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

Now I'm rocking! I'll post they key mappings when I have a moment. Hopefully, this will be useful to anyone else that buys one of these Unicomp M122 PS/2 terminal keyboards from the 2000s.
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 21:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

And the journey continues. I cracked open the case and pulled this jumper off: https://i.imgur.com/5qR9OzK.jpg Once I did that, I started to get unique codes for all the F keys. They're not matching up with what's on the key, but at least they're unique. Since I have a Soarer's converter, I think th...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 20:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

A little more to the mystery here. When I plug in the keyboard is gets identified as: Keyboard ID: AB83 Code Set: 2 (extended) Mode: AT/PS2 Soarer's documentation says: Terminal keyboards often have DIP switches on the back panel, or alternatively a pin header on the PCB that you can fit jumpers to,...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 17:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I can't even begin to tell you how much time I have wasted trying to program this keyboard for a Soarer's converter. What's so different about this model M vs any other Model M? Do I need a Windows driver? Do I need a Linux layout?\ Why does hid_listen show all these extra keys as standard 101 keys ...
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 15:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

For the Rule key, I get:

r14 +E0 dE0 r83 +40 d40 rF0 r83 -40 u40 rF0 r14 -E0 uE0

For the upper right extra function key, I get:

r14 +E0 dE0 r05 +3A d3A rF0 r05 -3A u3A rF0 r14 -E0 uE0
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 05:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M issues (some keys not working)
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Model M issues (some keys not working)

Sounds like it's time to open it up and see what the rivets look like.
by apastuszak
06 Jul 2019, 05:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues
Replies: 14
Views: 563

[SOLVED]Model M122 and Soarer's Converter issues

I bought a Model M122 off of eBay. It's a Unicomp model that is PS/2 and has lock lights. I'm trying very hard to map a bunch of keys and having a hell of a time. It's an IO Terminal model. https://i.imgur.com/BPWVrig.jpg I can't get any of the extra function keys on the left side of the keyboard to...
by apastuszak
04 Apr 2019, 14:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed

I'm trying to find a used "blue cube" and not having a lot of luck. Right now I am good, since both keyboards have orihalcon's cables on them. But if I ever get a Model M that does not have a removable cable, then I'd be in trouble. Of course, I can always buy a Unicomp also.
by apastuszak
04 Apr 2019, 13:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed

The other problem the adapter gave my kids is NO key rollover. I bought the keyboard for typing. but my kids game on the PC. The Model M is supposed to have 2 key rollover. MY kids aren't even getting that.
by apastuszak
04 Apr 2019, 03:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Re: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed

Nothing like waiting almost a year before adding to my thread. I ordered an SDL to USB cable off of eBay over the weekend, and it arrived today. Removed the PS/2 cable and active adapter, plugged this baby in and ALL the lag is gone. Does it type as fast as a modern USB keyboard? I don't know. My ty...
by apastuszak
28 May 2018, 16:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Get a "blue cube" adapter if you want a cheap active PS/2 to USB converter. USB hubs shouldn't impact keyboard latency in a human perceptible manner. Did you try swapping keyboards and cables around? Last but not least: depending on where you're typing, Office 2013 onwards has this IMHO super annoy...
by apastuszak
28 May 2018, 16:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 715

Other things that might contribute to this: 1. The keyboard is plugged into a USB 3.0 hub rather than directly into the PC. 2. The computer with the "faster" typing is running Windows 7, while the other one is running Windows 10. 3. The "slower" computer is older than the the "faster" computer Will...
by apastuszak
28 May 2018, 05:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed
Replies: 11
Views: 715

PS/2 to USB Active Adapter Typing Speed

I now have 2 IBM Model Ms from 1989 and a 2018 Unicomp Model M. The first Model M I got off eBay and it came with no cable. I bought a great USB cable for it from eBay that orihalcon was selling. That cable works great. The second Model M also came with no cable. But I tried to go "cheap" on the cab...
by apastuszak
26 May 2018, 20:35
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Bought an Intellimouse Classic today at Best Buy
Replies: 0
Views: 539

Bought an Intellimouse Classic today at Best Buy

I had a bunch of eBay purchases come in over the last few days, and one was a classic Intellimouse Explorer 3.0, which I immediately fell in love with. I know the Microsoft re-released the mouse as the Intellimouse Classic and that the new mouse uses Microsoft's BlueTrack sensor, which is unsuitable...
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 19:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Proper screw size for Model M Screw Mod
Replies: 14
Views: 836

Just ordered 100 6 mm and 100 8 mm screws from some eBay seller in China. If I can get this M122 terminal model someone is selling near my house for $25.00, I'll experiment.
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 19:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Proper screw size for Model M Screw Mod
Replies: 14
Views: 836

fohat wrote: "A2" is another name for M2 (= metric 2mm diameter for screws, nuts, and washers).

8mm long screws are the easiest to work with, but they are too long for the bottom-most row and will interfere with the case closing.
So, what size for the bottom row? 6 mm?
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 19:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many snapped rivets is too many snapped rivets for a Model M?
Replies: 54
Views: 1531

I think buying it for $25, screw modding it and converting it to USB and then selling it for $100 would be reasonable, EzraHelyer did a brisk business in that for a few months, a few years ago. For a screw modded USB converted Model M, I'd drop $100 without batting an eye. I think that's a fair pri...
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 16:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many snapped rivets is too many snapped rivets for a Model M?
Replies: 54
Views: 1531

The problem is buying them up and reselling them for $300-400. No one would be upset with you for making a few bucks off of it. At least the keyboard gets saved from the landfill and into the hands of someone who will appreciate it. I think buying it for $25, screw modding it and converting it to U...
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 16:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many snapped rivets is too many snapped rivets for a Model M?
Replies: 54
Views: 1531

You might be able to flip that M 122 if you buy it. Not sure what the current state of eBay is right now though. Offer $15 since you can't test it. I don't want to be "part of the problem." If I buy it, I'll get it working with an adapter. But $25.00 is a good price point to try my first screw mod....
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 15:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many snapped rivets is too many snapped rivets for a Model M?
Replies: 54
Views: 1531

I'm not sure why people dislike the terminal Ms either. They are easy to convert these days. I have an InfoWindow II and it's a joy to type on even though there's not much to do with it. Not my image but I own the one in the picture. https://i.imgur.com/QnNh9sH.jpg That's just too much desktop real...
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 14:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Proper screw size for Model M Screw Mod
Replies: 14
Views: 836

Proper screw size for Model M Screw Mod

I'm looking to buy some screws for a Model M screw mod. I followed this guide here: https://deskthority.net/workshop-f7/ibm-model-m-screw-nut-and-bolt-mod-t9169.html?hilit=model%20m%20screw%20mod The picture in the guide shows the following screws: 7982 A2 2,2x6,5 That seems to a screw size only ava...
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 14:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What bothers me about IBM Model M
Replies: 152
Views: 7114

You can find them easily for under $100 in XT layout. It's not exactly ideal, but it's also not that bad to type on. Even the XT was light years ahead of other layouts that were out at the time. I'm searching eBay now, and I see a few for as low as $80. But last week they all started at $300. It's ...
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 14:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it possible to transplant a Unicomp Ultra Classic Guts?
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Thanks everyone!
by apastuszak
23 May 2018, 13:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How many snapped rivets is too many snapped rivets for a Model M?
Replies: 54
Views: 1531

2kUG1vt_O2g If you're going through the effort to bolt mod it, why would you not put a bolt where every rivet is, rather than risk having to disassemble it again? How much time does it really add to do a full bolt mod, especially when every single rivet has already snapped and you don't need to bre...

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