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by Guchay
18 Oct 2019, 05:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3329
Views: 177275

Re: Alps Appreciation

Acer KB123 with SKCM Blue Alps! I replaced the original macro keys at the top with blanks for now because some of the keycaps were missing. Also appears to be missing a power button/joystick on the upper corner, although I can't verify what used to belong there. Also has quite a funky layout, with ...
by Guchay
17 Oct 2019, 08:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3329
Views: 177275

Re: Alps Appreciation

Acer KB123 with SKCM Blue Alps! I replaced the original macro keys at the top with blanks for now because some of the keycaps were missing. Also appears to be missing a power button/joystick on the upper corner, although I can't verify what used to belong there. Also has quite a funky layout, with a...
by Guchay
27 Aug 2019, 05:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A case of keyboard hibernation?
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: A case of keyboard hibernation?

The contacts corrode. Try pressing keys down and wigging so as to exercise the crosspoints. Surface corrosion comes off with exercise. You can try electronic contact cleaner, it's often just isopropyl alcohol and propellant. What he said, while the switch is still assembled, pull up on the slider a...
by Guchay
24 Aug 2019, 02:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3329
Views: 177275

Re: Alps Appreciation

Pretty cool SKCM Blue keyboard in a compact F77-like asian layout with an integrated trackball(similar to the Rabbit 286 with blue alps minus the trackball). Despite it's dirt and mucked up case and keycaps, the internals are surprisingly clean and it feels nice(not great) and consistent enough to t...
by Guchay
20 Aug 2019, 23:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3329
Views: 177275

Re: Alps Appreciation

Just bought some loose SKCM blue switches off ebay, to go into an Lunar AEK build. Does anyone have experience with the Nexus sliders? I want to use MX keycaps with them. I assume I'm the one that sold you them. For the Lunar AEK, the case was designed around the AEK keycaps due to their curvature ...
by Guchay
05 Aug 2019, 16:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 4704 Model 100 "F50"
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

Re: IBM 4704 Model 100 "F50"

Nice specimen indeed! The dating on these is weird, sometimes they'll get refurbished and I've seen F107's with date stickers showing as late as 1996, some of them being internal stickers on the curved backplate. The F107 I listed yesterday (and which promptly sold in less than half an hour) had a ...
by Guchay
05 Aug 2019, 05:17
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 4704 Model 100 "F50"
Replies: 3
Views: 1682

IBM 4704 Model 100 "F50"

The IBM 4704 Model 100, nicknamed the F50, is a small macropad-like keyboard from the same family as the Kishsaver. This thing is dense, made out of cast zinc like the kishsaver, making it weight 2600 grams! That's almost as much as a Model F XT, which weighs around 2700 grams. It features relegenda...
by Guchay
05 Aug 2019, 04:18
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM 43G2455 w/ "Prototopre"
Replies: 2
Views: 3024

IBM 43G2455 w/ "Prototopre"

Had this keyboard for a little while now and finally have the chance to take some pictures. It has what people consider "prototopre" switches, which is just a name for the rubberdomes that brother used in their keyboards at the time. Similar to the original find by Haata https://deskthority.net/view...
by Guchay
18 Jun 2019, 21:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

wri63nwovqk21.jpg One of the most unique ssks next to the displaywrite IMO. Wanted to sell it originally, but I fell in love with it for some reason(story of my life), and has been my daily driver ever since although I own more expensive and subjectively "better" keyboards. My OG description: Despi...
by Guchay
18 Jun 2019, 20:55
Forum: Gallery
Topic: A Comparison of SSKs
Replies: 16
Views: 1297

Re: A Comparison of SSKs

wri63nwovqk21.jpg One of the most unique ssks next to the displaywrite IMO. Wanted to sell it originally, but I fell in love with it for some reason(story of my life), and has been my daily driver ever since although I own more expensive and subjectively "better" keyboards. My OG description: Despi...
by Guchay
01 Jun 2019, 11:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3329
Views: 177275

Re: Alps Appreciation

Nice, I had one of those laser branded k102s too, I really liked the badge but I ended up slaughtering it for it's switches. Also on the note of the current discussion, DrClick can you see if those blue alps fit on regular alps keycaps. I had a Copam 430 which is probably one of the rarest blue alps...
by Guchay
31 May 2019, 14:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard
Replies: 32
Views: 15120

Re: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard

Absolutely magnificent. And with SKCL Green, too, let alone the sphericals (and relegs). What a board! If you decide you review it, it'll be better if you trael to JP!'s instead of having the keyboard sent to you. :lol: :lol: :lol: Yes Chyros should visit :) There are other board's I'm sure would b...
by Guchay
31 May 2019, 14:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard
Replies: 32
Views: 15120

Re: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard

I find it kind of ironic I ask JP if he would sell me his texas instruments board, but says he won't but needs to downsize his collection. If this his definition of downsizing then we must be living on two different planets. Only saying this because I'm just a little bit jealous.... just a tad.
by Guchay
31 May 2019, 08:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3329
Views: 177275

Re: Alps Appreciation

can't afford the genuine alps, but this will do. smk blue inverse cross mount, tactile.
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by Guchay
31 May 2019, 07:11
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard
Replies: 32
Views: 15120

Re: ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard

Well shit, now I need to go dig up the one up I found which I for sure know didn't come with skcl switches. Maybe I found an earlier / later model to the one you found, or maybe something completely different. Who knows, maybe I'm going to have to attempt to visit my local abandoned barn and try and...
by Guchay
30 May 2019, 11:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M appreciation
Replies: 45
Views: 2836

Re: Model M appreciation

Whoa, I didn't know that fake Ms with blue Alps were a thing. TIL. How's the build quality vs the real deal? As far as knock offs go that's pretty sweet. Edit: looks like they used pad printing or something that rubs off easily on the key caps in your photos. Depends on your definition of build qua...
by Guchay
30 May 2019, 03:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model M appreciation
Replies: 45
Views: 2836

Re: Model M appreciation

Didn't think anyone would have the heart to scam me, let alone for a keyboard. I was sold this keyboard expecting to receive buckling springs but what I was greeted with when typing still haunts me to this day. I expected to press the switches and feel a smooth, consistent, and satisfying click only...
by Guchay
29 May 2019, 18:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3329
Views: 177275

Re: Alps Appreciation

//gainsborough wrote:
29 May 2019, 16:43
Yooo! That’s quite the flex for being new! Very nice board! If you want to sell those caps hit me up =P
I mean, anything is for sale for the right price! Just know by the time you get these keycaps, I will have enough gold from the badges of your keyboards, to start the next Gold Rush of 1849.
by Guchay
29 May 2019, 16:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3329
Views: 177275

Re: Alps Appreciation

I'm new here so go easy on me, please. C.itoh JP with hi pro alps mount, spherical, deep scoop f+j, with Japanese sublegends featuring skcl yellow, cream, and compact.
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by Guchay
25 May 2019, 01:37
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1801
Views: 115009

Re: Stuff you just bought

Something big... :shock: keyboard.jpg I've seen that keyboard before, thought it was the IBM 5556-5 and got a little excited. I don't recall which switch was in it but it wasn't anything I was particularly interested in or knew anything about IIRC. I'll try and find where I found that keyboard.

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