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by cli
24 May 2019, 01:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Picked up an FK-5001 and it has a strange issue
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Picked up an FK-5001 and it has a strange issue

It seems to me all switches are fine, the keyboard reacted when you pressed the key. Are you using a Soarers PS/2 USB adapter ?
by cli
23 May 2019, 13:24
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1742
Views: 83023

Re: Stuff you just bought

Got an Apple M0118 with Orange switches for 10 euro (+ some shipment costs) :D
by cli
22 May 2019, 18:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/312611016949?ul_noapp=true
Apple Extended Keyboard II for $10 (1,5 hour left)
by cli
21 May 2019, 14:55
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

ZedTheMan wrote:
21 May 2019, 07:33
A Black Chassis and awesome color of caps Alps board?

Sign me up!
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3818861451
Nice find, in new condition, 1'st gen Pine White Alps..
by cli
21 May 2019, 05:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Alps Blue switches are different story, I lubed one slider but it made the switch worse. It didn't feel as smooth as switches with original lubing. Now ordering some PTFE powder to see if it's any better. Did you know if the Blue Alps switches already have their original lube applied that the new a...
by cli
19 May 2019, 11:48
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Laser-FKF456-102-XT-AT-Mechanical-Computer-Keyboard-/133054386159 Nice 1'st gen ALPS White switches and double shot keycaps. Work with most cheapass PS/2 USB adapters, build qualtity not as good as a Omnikey, but better then later Monterey or Dell AT101 keyboard. Th...
by cli
18 May 2019, 09:24
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Vtech-Laser-III-Keyboard/123752719421 Laser III Keyboard Not new, but also a SMK 2nd generation, but this one with Cherry keycap mount. Thank you for this. Got the keyboard yesterday, and I love it. Everything works, it just needs relatively light amount of cleaning...
by cli
17 May 2019, 22:38
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by cli
17 May 2019, 22:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by cli
17 May 2019, 08:47
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] Golden Delicious PCB (Apple M0116 Replacement PCB)
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: [IC] Golden Delicious PCB (Apple M0116 Replacement PCB)

Nice ... I love my M0118 with Teensy converter and Hasu Firmware but am interested in your PCB .
And USB-B is the right decision, mini or micro connectors are not as reliable.
by cli
17 May 2019, 08:33
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Laser- ... 3054386159

Nice 1'st gen ALPS White switches and double shot keycaps. Work with most cheapass PS/2 USB adapters, build qualtity not as good as a Omnikey, but better then later Monterey or Dell AT101 keyboard.
by cli
11 May 2019, 13:07
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Orange Alps switches.
Replies: 0
Views: 65

[WTB] Orange Alps switches.

Hi,
Looking for 104 unmodified (no clickmods) Alps Orange switches.
Thanks!
by cli
10 May 2019, 16:59
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Polecat wrote:
10 May 2019, 16:37
xxhellfirexx wrote:
10 May 2019, 07:21
NOS white Alps
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123760634848
Are you sure about this having white Alps? This is a very late K104 and three of the four closest in serial number I have listed have blue Monterey (SMK) switches.
I think the latter models are kind of lottery, could be anything.
by cli
09 May 2019, 12:26
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-Vtech- ... 3752719421
Laser III Keyboard
Not new, but also a SMK 2nd generation, but this one with Cherry keycap mount.
by cli
08 May 2019, 01:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3091
Views: 121328

Re: Alps Appreciation

It has been at least a couple of years since I found an excellent keyboard for a cheap price in the wild, but today I got an absolutely pristine AEK2 in a salvage shop for $3.99 This one is utterly immaculate and not yellowed at all whatsoever, a later model with dampened whites instead of creams. ...
by cli
05 May 2019, 14:06
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White
Replies: 44
Views: 2724

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Great! Planning to replace some Bamboo Alps Black!
by cli
03 May 2019, 14:27
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: VideoWriter printer minus the switches
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: VideoWriter printer minus the switches

Thanks for the suggestion..
I will consider it when I've got some leftover ALPS switches.
by cli
01 May 2019, 11:08
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: VideoWriter printer minus the switches
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: VideoWriter printer minus the switches

Hey, the printer is free to pickup.. if you just had the keyboard you can complete it, sounds nice deal to me..
by cli
30 Apr 2019, 19:27
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: VideoWriter printer minus the switches
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: VideoWriter printer minus the switches

I suggest you to post this “offer” to some vintage computer forums, and a suggestion is that you may also consider soldering some switches back onto the keyboard to make this a better offer for a keyboard forum. Thank you for your suggestion.. The 'offer' is now a free VideoWriter printer and empty...
by cli
30 Apr 2019, 13:17
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: VideoWriter printer minus the switches
Replies: 8
Views: 339

VideoWriter printer minus the switches

I'm almost done with stripping all the Alps Brown switches from a Philips- Magnavox VideoWriter so I'm left with the printer and the empty keyboard
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I'm looking for a complete set of Tai Ho black or brown keycaps
by cli
30 Apr 2019, 09:15
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by cli
28 Apr 2019, 14:30
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by cli
28 Apr 2019, 13:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dirty Alps
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: Dirty Alps

I agree with the previous answer but would like to add my .02 €. When ALPS keyboards are intensively used / abused (dirt, dust, cat hair, cookies ... ) the sliders in the switches will wear out. The keys feel scratchy during the key press. You can try to fix it with sanding the bottom edge of the sl...
by cli
27 Apr 2019, 23:24
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4391
Views: 237029

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

Hi,
Want to sell the following keyboard, what is a fair asking price...
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It's a Qtronix 35 in very good condition.
The copy I got has Aristotle switches,
by cli
26 Apr 2019, 14:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

xxhellfirexx wrote:
25 Apr 2019, 08:50
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223493290040

VTCL 2269 with SMK 2nd gen Cherry mounts.
Hi,
Thanks for sharing your finding.
I bought it yesterday and just received it. It is in good condition, double shot keycaps. All in all, nice keyboard! :D
by cli
25 Apr 2019, 11:10
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Creative-Vision-Tech-CVT-Avant-Stellar-PS-2-Original-Keyboard-GT6OMNIKEY-/163663676621 Creative Vision Tech CVT Avant Stellar PS/2 Original Keyboard GT6OMNIKEY According to Wikipedia "The Avant Stellar is a mechanical keyboard that was produced by Creative Vision Technologi...
by cli
25 Apr 2019, 11:01
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22384
Views: 1138978

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by cli
12 Apr 2019, 17:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Moisture damage after cleaning?
Replies: 8
Views: 404

Re: Moisture damage after cleaning?

Try some silica gel - cat litter
https://www.action.com/nl-nl/p/natura-kattenbakkorrels-

Put the stuff in a big plastic box with your keyboard above. Say a little prayer and close the box. Let it stay for a day.
by cli
10 Apr 2019, 13:09
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Back to the 80's - Philips Magnavox Videowriter
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Back to the 80's - Philips Magnavox Videowriter

Typewriter/word processor from 1985. Keyboard has nice Alps Brown switches...
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by cli
10 Apr 2019, 12:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 5140 Keyboard
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: IBM 5140 Keyboard

Nice copy ... I'm looking for a IBM 5140 keyboard for a while.

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