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by cli
Yesterday, 18:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 784

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

I used left over underlay for laminate floorboards, it has the right thickness and compressibility needed. Also used some underlay foams I had leftover. The thin underlay works great, I think it's about 1.25 mm. Thick underlay (2.5 mm with a plastic coating) didn't worked at all, couldn't close the...
by cli
16 Jun 2019, 06:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3156
Views: 127633

Re: Alps Appreciation

Wow, pristine blue alps switches. They deserve a good heavy keyboard.
I recently got a Chicony with blue Alps, it's ok, but it's like a Lada with a Ferrari motor. Great switches, good electronics (N-Key rollover), shit housing.
by cli
13 Jun 2019, 02:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3762

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Great switches, no question, tons of thanks to lsoelxi for doing this GB! They are really good but not *that* good, not blue-alps-good :) They're not first gen whites, the clicky leaf is more abrupt (straight angles, not rounded) and the plastic materials are different and also thinner. Those thick...
by cli
09 Jun 2019, 08:06
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159748

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254251709501
It's a broken Chicony 286 portable with nice clean mini keyboard. Some people even report they got a copy with Alps blue switches ...
by cli
09 Jun 2019, 07:53
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159748

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

https://allegro.pl/oferta/stara-klawiatura-acer-8185141236 beautiful polish kb102-a Lol... Nice description of the item (Google Translate) "I will sell an Acer brand keyboard. I found her in the trash. I have no idea if it works - it has a plug visible in the picture but it does not fit into the co...
by cli
03 Jun 2019, 06:45
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159748

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Monster-Toys wrote:
02 Jun 2019, 20:13
Yep :) (*phew* :D) ... now i just need to cross my fingers that it has blue alps (it should, tho .. maybe ... :shock: :? ... it is always a bit of a gamble - i will report).
Congrats!. 46,05 is quite a bargain if it has blue alps.
by cli
02 Jun 2019, 20:11
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159748

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

If you want to have a German keyboard layout, keep an eye on this bidding, according to the wiki database it should have Blue Alps. https://www.ebay.de/itm/RETRO-Tastatur/382966969710 It 's completely yellowed, so I wouldn't go crazy on the bidding. NOOO, was watching this auction from the first fe...
by cli
01 Jun 2019, 01:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3156
Views: 127633

Re: Alps Appreciation

Congrats, your copy is even better than mine. My copy looks more like your Alps blue board.
by cli
31 May 2019, 17:06
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159748

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

If you want to have a German keyboard layout, keep an eye on this bidding, according to the wiki database it should have Blue Alps.
https://www.ebay.de/itm/RETRO-Tastatur/382966969710

It 's completely yellowed, so I wouldn't go crazy on the bidding.
by cli
31 May 2019, 17:02
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159748

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

And Blue Alps! https://www.ebay.com/itm/MiT-Systems-OEMMAX-MCK-860-PC-X-A-Computer-Keyboard-Blue-Alps-8088-80286/183830682151?hash=item2acd299a27:g:~LEAAOSwWctc8BhE Condition of the keyboard is bit of a gamble. It looks much used, some of the letters on the keycaps have completely fade away (so no ...
by cli
30 May 2019, 15:20
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159748

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. It...
by cli
24 May 2019, 01:18
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Picked up an FK-5001 and it has a strange issue
Replies: 8
Views: 403

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: 85375

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: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 22489
Views: 1159748

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by cli
17 May 2019, 22:36
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 303

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: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 100

[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: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 22489
Views: 1159748

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: 3156
Views: 127633

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 | Round 2
Replies: 54
Views: 3762

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: 601

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: 601

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: 601

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...

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