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by Rezene
11 Jul 2019, 05:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180282

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I've seen boards like that come with blue alps - but it honestly could be anything. hard to see cap profile at that angle. The seller responded and said that it was a uncommon clone board and it feels cheap but clicky, whatever that means. He won't remove a keycap edit: he came through it was futab...
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 23:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180282

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The packard bell kinda looks like Packard Bell KFCLEA916A with skcl browns except the lock light bank is different so I doubt it. I don't know anything else that it could be however. The case is a different shape, so I don't think it's that board you are mentioning. https://imgur.com/a/S2d5OkQ is a...
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 23:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180282

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

The packard bell kinda looks like Packard Bell KFCLEA916A with skcl browns except the lock light bank is different so I doubt it. I don't know anything else that it could be however. The case is a different shape, so I don't think it's that board you are mentioning. https://imgur.com/a/S2d5OkQ is a...
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 23:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180282

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

https://deskthority.net/wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though. The packard bell kinda looks like Packard Bell KFCLEA916A with skcl browns except the lock light bank is different so I doubt it. I don't know anything else ...
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 16:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180282

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

https://deskthority.net/wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though. can you remove badges from omnikeys? Thats what I thought aswell but I don't see any badges and they are pretty distinct You can sorta see the outline where ...
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 16:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180282

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Dingster wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 16:26
wiki/NEC_APC-H412 Middle top, top right looks like a yellowed omnikey. Dont know what the wrapped AT board is though.
can you remove badges from omnikeys? Thats what I thought aswell but I don't see any badges and they are pretty distinct
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 16:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3656
Views: 180282

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Someone on facebook marketplace is selling this lot of keyboards and I was wondering what packard bell keyboard is to the right of the omnikey and the yellowed one and the one to the right of that one. He did not give any other information.
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 07:03
Forum: eBay
Topic: Gold badge omnikey 102
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Gold badge omnikey 102

So early white alps are practically the same thing as blue alps? Is that universal for all keyboards or just omnikeys. It's actually much more, uh, complicated than that. The simple version would more accurately be that late blue Alps sound and feel the same, or nearly the same as very early white ...
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 06:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there any boards with the f77 layout? /what is that layout called?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Are there any boards with the f77 layout? /what is that layout called?

I think that that layout would be so nice to use because I like having dedicated arrow keys, but I don't need function keys or a numpad. I also like that it is separated in a block something that you don't get with 65 percents, or at least not with anything that I have seen.
by Rezene
10 Jul 2019, 03:09
Forum: eBay
Topic: Gold badge omnikey 102
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Re: Gold badge omnikey 102

I hope I'm not breaking any rules because I don't really know how the ebay tab works but I saw this and did not buy it and was wondering if I made a mistake or not. it was this https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173958361440. What's the chances that thi...
by Rezene
08 Jul 2019, 21:29
Forum: eBay
Topic: Gold badge omnikey 102
Replies: 11
Views: 416

Gold badge omnikey 102

I hope I'm not breaking any rules because I don't really know how the ebay tab works but I saw this and did not buy it and was wondering if I made a mistake or not. it was this https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F173958361440. What's the chances that this...
by Rezene
08 Jul 2019, 05:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77
Replies: 75
Views: 2239

Re: [Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

That is a crazy find. My favorite model f layout and layout in general. I don't mind dropping the F keys but having a nav cluster or numpad on the right is great without taking up much space. Reminds me of a tkl at layout or something even if that makes no sense
by Rezene
23 Jun 2019, 21:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

I bought another xt off of ebay that I got really lucky with and it has prestine foam. I cant say if it is just that or the lack of rust/cleaner in general, but it feels much smoother and the tactility is much more pronounced. typing on the board with no foam feels almost linear. The sound is much m...
by Rezene
23 Jun 2019, 20:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard
Replies: 22
Views: 1061

Re: Navless IBM AT layout mechanical keyboard

Can't you get any board with an at layout? Does it have to be modern
by Rezene
20 Jun 2019, 16:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What's this IBM floss mod I keep seeing mentioned?
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: What's this IBM floss mod I keep seeing mentioned?

You put floss in the springs of your board and it reduces the pinging. it's not the same as what you did
by Rezene
20 Jun 2019, 16:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?

AJM wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 13:59
Rezene wrote:
20 Jun 2019, 01:07
I'm sure that atleast the top case was re painted. the thing for the feet wire is white....
Well, it should be white. I have never seen one in grey, till now.
That's weird. I figured they were are grey but with a sample size of one that probably wasn't very sound :D
by Rezene
20 Jun 2019, 03:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?

There was a couple of small scratches on both sides of the clip it was maybe opened but i'm not sure. I made a typing test here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQoBGNrdl2w it sounds very similar to my board that had no foam maybe a little more bassier.
by Rezene
20 Jun 2019, 01:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?

I'm sure that atleast the top case was re painted. the thing for the feet wire is white. How do you know for sure that someone didn't put new foam in? is there some give away that it is original foam?
by Rezene
20 Jun 2019, 00:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?

You got really lucky with that. I've seen a few examples of good foam, in fact, this new old stock IBM 5155 Model F XT has pristine foam in it. ;) This has deliciously thick, yet slightly fuzzy legends btw. It also has a pleasant new old plastic smell which is fading the more I use it. :( Enjoy you...
by Rezene
19 Jun 2019, 23:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?

That's not new foam, you are just very lucky that the foam has kept well over the years. The stuff US Models F use seems to hold up much better than the white-skinned foam in all three UK Models F XT I have opened, which was completely disintegrated in each of them. That is also not a second layer ...
by Rezene
19 Jun 2019, 23:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?

I bought this off of eBay for 60 bucks and shipping because I thought it was too good of a deal not to and I was in a spending mood. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Model-F-Personal-Computer-Mechanical-Clicky-Keyboard-XT/173932478857?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 It...
by Rezene
19 Jun 2019, 22:56
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 53
Views: 3928

Re: Redmaus Megasale

This is one of the sets I received. Not cleaned or anything. https://i.imgur.com/J8JtPx0.jpg I may be a little biased but sharp and clean lettering on f's looks super nice. In my experience with the US models, the lettering is quite thick and bold - but slightly fuzzy. Slightly. The UK ones appear ...
by Rezene
18 Jun 2019, 01:50
Forum: For sale
Topic: Redmaus Megasale
Replies: 53
Views: 3928

Re: Redmaus Megasale

Just how clean are the legends on those XT modules? only issue with mine is the "smudged" legends, although an unused module certainly wouldn't hurt. This is one of the sets I received. Not cleaned or anything. https://i.imgur.com/J8JtPx0.jpg I may be a little biased but sharp and clean lettering o...
by Rezene
18 Jun 2019, 01:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

I can't think of another reason why the boards feel like shit after putting them together. I'm going to assume the hammering apart and hammering back into place is what's possibly bending the metal and intorducing an inconsistent feel to the board. It's driving me nuts. It wasn't as bad on the firs...
by Rezene
17 Jun 2019, 23:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

I have no foam on one of my Model Fs. The keyboard works and sounds great. https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21888&p=444524&hilit=model+f+xt+restoration#p444524 When compared to the another Model F I own, that does have a foam, the sound on the one without a foam is slightly more pingy. P...
by Rezene
17 Jun 2019, 22:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

Foam is extremely important. Every Model F is different in terms of feel and sound, but generally you can tell straight away when the foam is bad. Several UK Model F XTs I've bought all had a type of foam with a white "skin" on one side, but this variety always disintegrates with age. With two of t...
by Rezene
17 Jun 2019, 15:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

The main purpose of the foam is to stop the key barrels from wobbling because if they wobble the flippers can become dislodged meaning you will lose the click and the switches will stop functioning. I would just make a new mat its really easy. get some 3mm neoprene foam and some leather hole punche...
by Rezene
17 Jun 2019, 02:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 994

Why do you need foam on your model f?

I just spent the good part of the day restoring my model f xt. I took it apart and the foam was terrible. Super sticky and barely even there. I took it out and cleaned everything off, the only problem was that I don't have any spare foam so I tried to do it without any foam and see what happened. Wh...
by Rezene
15 Jun 2019, 04:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset
Replies: 63
Views: 2969

Re: Some of my best finds from Computer Reset

That IBM board is crazy! is that the first documented one?
by Rezene
13 Jun 2019, 14:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Repairing Model F badges
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Repairing Model F badges

Taking off that protective film is the most satisfying finale of every keyboard restoration. Only once it happened to me that a little bit of the print got off together with the film. (Maybe warming it up with a hair dryer could have prevented that?) it was not satisfying at all. The film was stuck...

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