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by Fkazim
22 Apr 2019, 03:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: keycool 84 keyboard with cherry mx clear ?
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: keycool 84 keyboard with cherry mx clear ?

I really like the idea but just wanted to ask how sturdy is the case e.g. does it have a steel backplate for the switches if you could let me know I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
21 Apr 2019, 00:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Model F AT - The "Clippy" Mod

That's a really smart way of stabilising the model m space-bar without making any irreversible changes.

Great work :D
by Fkazim
14 Apr 2019, 18:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

Thanks again for the input unfortunately I won't be able to get you the complete code until 2 weeks to e as I am on holiday but will post the code basically my code has all sorts of other remapping to allow my AT to have a standard UK ISO Layout and also remapping caps lock scroll lock, NUM lock and...
by Fkazim
14 Apr 2019, 02:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

I tried the Code you gave me: macro 1 CTRL -SHIFT -ALT -GUI PUSH_META CLEAR_META all DELAY 5 PRESS MEDIA_MUTE POP_ALL_META endmacro macro 2 CTRL -SHIFT -ALT -GUI PUSH_META CLEAR_META all DELAY 5 MAKE MEDIA_VOLUME_DOWN onbreak BREAK MEDIA_VOLUME_DOWN POP_ALL_META endmacro macro 3 CTRL -SHIFT -ALT -GU...
by Fkazim
14 Apr 2019, 02:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

OK Thanks very much for the code I will try it and let you know whether all is good really appreciate the help.

would this code be possible too?

ctrl + f9 will give you f11

ctrl + f10 will give you f12

Thanks.
by Fkazim
13 Apr 2019, 14:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Need help with IBM Model F soarers converter configuration

So I have been happily using my IBM Model F AT Keyboard after restoring it I did make a restoration log post on DESKTHORITY go check it out if want. Anyway I wanted to know if it would be possible to have ctrl plus all the keys below for different media keys. 1 I want to be volume mute 2 I want to b...
by Fkazim
13 Apr 2019, 12:29
Forum: For sale
Topic: Vintage keyboards
Replies: 11
Views: 979

Re: Vintage keyboards; Model F XT [UK]; mouse

Wow nice job on restoring that IBM Model F XT.
by Fkazim
10 Apr 2019, 15:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: finally the kishsaver (or 60%) has been completed

Wow looks great amazing work :D
by Fkazim
09 Apr 2019, 15:37
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM SDL cable PS/2 brand new beige and black
Replies: 2
Views: 467

Re: IBM SDL cable PS/2 brand new beige and black

Hi I just wanted to ask are the IBM SDL Cables still for sale.
by Fkazim
09 Apr 2019, 02:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

Adding foam on the space bar makes sense and may be something I would try if the noise starts to annoy me too much. Sad part is my space bar did not sound at all hollow/rattly to begin with all the rattle started when i lightened the space bar. Still fair trade off as I could never deal with the def...
by Fkazim
09 Apr 2019, 00:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

Hi just to answer some of your questions I clamped my keyboard plate down absolutely everywhere there was a locking tab. the space bar sounding rattly mainly occurs when you bend the stabiliser outwards to lighten the space bar this has been done to mine. by default the stabiliser is putting a lot o...
by Fkazim
08 Apr 2019, 22:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

Here is how my IBM Model F AT sounds with new foam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pWQYwflpbbs
by Fkazim
08 Apr 2019, 22:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

It's kind of medium firm but not hugely firm will send the sound clip of the keyboard in a few mins.
by Fkazim
08 Apr 2019, 22:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

Yes it will seem impossible but use lots of clamps and it will work a treat.
by Fkazim
08 Apr 2019, 12:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

The link for the foam I use is here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BLACK-NEOPRE ... Aysqd0xZlA

I will post a sound test tonight focusing on the keys you have mentioned hope that helps.
by Fkazim
08 Apr 2019, 11:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Can't get backslash or pipe key working on IBM Model F XT
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Can't get backslash or pipe key working on IBM Model F XT

Thanks a lot for letting me know about that easy fix to my layout problem I did get it working in the end but what I had to do was program the tilde key to the key next to 1! but your fix seems much better Thanks. BTW I do now have an IBM Model F AT with the normal sized keys please check out my res...
by Fkazim
07 Apr 2019, 14:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK

Sounds good I would either repair the switch by replacing parts of the internal mechanism or by desoldering the switch and putting in a new Cherry MX Brown switch entirely do you have any preferences which way I do it?
by Fkazim
05 Apr 2019, 15:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

Hi as i said in my IBM Model F AT ISO Layout mode post I too am in the UK and do use 3mm neoprene foam that I get from eBay for a good price and works very well with both my IBM Model F AT And both my IBM Model F UK keyboard and my US XT Model F. oh and a side note for all my IBM Model F restoration...
by Fkazim
04 Apr 2019, 21:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?
Replies: 15
Views: 598

Re: Thinner keycaps on UK Model F XT?

I have not yet experienced this myself but without seeing a picture of the UK key cap next to a US one I can't really see for myself the difference. I have found though that one of my UK made IBM Model F XT keyboards does have a different sound and feel than my US made IBM Model F XT not sure why th...
by Fkazim
02 Apr 2019, 14:38
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM 3278 Display Station Beamspring Keyboard
Replies: 24
Views: 2095

Re: IBM 3278 Display Station Beamspring Keyboard

Hi Just wondering is the Beam spring 3278 keyboard still available.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
02 Apr 2019, 13:54
Forum: For sale
Topic: Model F labs F77 with many extras at half price - Preorder spot!
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Model F labs F77 with many extras at half price - Preorder spot!

Seems pretty interesting that the IBM Model F keyboards are being recreated and I myself Have an IBM Model F AT and F XT and do wonder how well they have replicated the build quality to the original and also the key feel?
by Fkazim
02 Apr 2019, 11:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Does this dell at101 have pbt keycaps.
Replies: 18
Views: 695

Re: Does this dell at101 have pbt keycaps.

By the looks of it yes it does have pbt key caps I'm going by the way the case has yellowed and the key caps have not. The other possibility is that the key caps were replaced somewhere down the line and have not had a chance to yellow yet hope that helps.
by Fkazim
01 Apr 2019, 15:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK

I would like to have some general pictures of the keyboard so I could prepare for the repair plus work out the cost and also what Cherry MX switches u got in your board?

I live in London btw :D
by Fkazim
01 Apr 2019, 14:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK

I am based in the UK and can fix ALPS, IBM Buckling springs. Capacitive buckling springs and also cherry although cherry MX are quite finicky.

Hope that helps.
by Fkazim
01 Apr 2019, 10:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Where should I look for 1.2mm plastic sheets to make an alps plate?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Where should I look for 1.2mm plastic sheets to make an alps plate?

Here's a link where you can buy the delrin PBT plastic the only thing is the thinnest size they have is 2mm hope that helps https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACETAL-Sheet-NATURAL-Copolymer-WHITE-POM-C-DELRIN-PLATE-Engineering-Plastics/172482531788?var=471330122097&hash=item2828c291cc:m:mSHNvafxjvQnIIKfTPBz...
by Fkazim
13 Mar 2019, 11:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK

is there still a click, is it smooth to go down?
by Fkazim
13 Mar 2019, 11:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Keyboard repairers - Germany or UK

Hi may I ask what is the problem you are having is it with the spring or the slider?
by Fkazim
08 Mar 2019, 14:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration and ISO layout mod
Replies: 41
Views: 1198

Re: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration and ISO layout mod

Also please make a restoration log as I would love to see your keyboard all cleaned up :D
by Fkazim
08 Mar 2019, 14:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration and ISO layout mod
Replies: 41
Views: 1198

Re: IBM Model F AT Keyboard restoration and ISO layout mod

wow great job finding an AT if you don't mind me asking how did you get a hold of yours as getting my one was very difficult. Also your keyboard used to have lots of stickers on it that is good as all of that is aesthetic and can be cleaned up and should clean up very well and look shiny and new in ...
by Fkazim
05 Mar 2019, 02:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: restored my IBM Model M terminal keyboard restoration log coming soon
Replies: 1
Views: 211

Re: HELP! restored my IBM Model M terminal keyboard keys not responding

My previous thread shows the general condition of the keyboard take a look if you want

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