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by Jaki1122
20 Jan 2020, 01:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Today finally I got a moment of pace and excitement to change my broken flipper on the Model F. It's working beautifully now, all keys feel and sound as they should, just awesome. Thanks for the help again Mr, SneakyRobb for sending those spare switches for the F and the other "fun" switches you inc...
by Jaki1122
11 Jan 2020, 06:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Yesterday I received the flippers thanks to SneakyRobb. I'll tell you when I open and fix the keyboard.
Thanks Robb!
by Jaki1122
03 Jan 2020, 18:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

as you know the model F's aren't exactly the easiest to take apart. For what it's worth, the XT is by far the easiest to take apart and put back together. Back in the day I refurbished several of them by hand without resorting to clamps. I previously thought that the AT and XT would be the same to ...
by Jaki1122
03 Jan 2020, 18:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a plastic case for an IBM Model F XT.
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Looking for a plastic case for an IBM Model F XT.

Hi, How nice! Thank you! I'd appreciate it greatly if you could ask for me. I'll look forward to hearing from you. I asked Clicky a few months ago about Model Fs, but it seems they don't sell them now. Only Model M. Perhaps they have a few Model F XT cases lying around. I asked the seller, I'll tel...
by Jaki1122
02 Jan 2020, 15:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Also, the local seller is not responding to me for some reason. Any suggestions to get a flipper? An original one from another F XT if possible. I'm thinking on getting one of those Keychains and get the flipper from there..
by Jaki1122
02 Jan 2020, 14:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Well the key was just fine when I put the keyboard together again, and over time it started sounding and feeling weird. I don't know why that happened. However, i taught that maybe the spring was not properly attached to the flipper so I pushed it down a little with the aid of a toothpick and that's...
by Jaki1122
02 Jan 2020, 09:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for a plastic case for an IBM Model F XT.
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Re: Looking for a plastic case for an IBM Model F XT.

I might be able to help. There's a seller in Spanish 2nd hand portal Wallapop that sells parts for Model F. I can ask how much would it be and then send to you the case, I don't mind doing it for you. Here's the link to the ad: https://es.wallapop.com/item/teclas-sueltas-con-muelle-de-teclado-ibm-mo...
by Jaki1122
02 Jan 2020, 01:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Ok, I tried to push the spring and the switch broke in 2 parts. I think this has been my fault. This stinks. Found a local seller that sells switches from a model F, I'll get one an... that's it. I just want to forget this happened. Stupid switch
24 euros is this going to cost me.
by Jaki1122
01 Jan 2020, 21:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Here the photos in high resolution of the switch.
The faulty one is the corresponding to the 2 on the numpad, that is, the one in the middle of the top three.
by Jaki1122
01 Jan 2020, 20:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

I posted a few steps how to hold the keyboard when pressing keycaps on . I have had similar keys like yours where a key would make an unsatisfying "ploink" sound and where it would feel weird. Just removing the keycap and putting it back on in a specific way solved the issue. Tried that but still n...
by Jaki1122
01 Jan 2020, 04:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 994

IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Hello everyone, I have a small issue with my IBM Model F XT that I restored not long ago. I did a full restoration, took it apart completely, removed all dust and rust, repainetd, new foam and put it back together again and it was perfectly fine, but then after a month or so this key started behavin...
by Jaki1122
21 Nov 2019, 07:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261240

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

What is this? Looks like a Model F but has no IBM logo anywhere... https://img.milanuncios.com/fg/2674/70/267470433_1.jpg?VersionId=9bWvxGy9Ok0OBiloecXohSTJ0AOywvOq https://img.milanuncios.com/fg/2674/70/267470433_5.jpg?VersionId=Gb_aIzOskUaw2X74XkazhpkSyijqHkKr Not worth it. https://www.ebay.com/i...
by Jaki1122
21 Nov 2019, 05:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261240

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

What is this? Looks like a Model F but has no IBM logo anywhere...
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by Jaki1122
11 Nov 2019, 20:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3989
Views: 261240

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Any ideas on what is this?? https://cdn.wallapop.com/images/10420/5t/t5/__/c10420p352399657/i824174854.jpg?pictureSize=W640 https://cdn.wallapop.com/images/10420/5t/t5/__/c10420p352399657/i824166033.jpg?pictureSize=W640 https://cdn.wallapop.com/images/10420/5t/t5/__/c10420p352399657/i890679264.jpg?p...
by Jaki1122
04 Nov 2019, 03:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tried ALPS for the first time
Replies: 14
Views: 1660

Re: Tried ALPS for the first time

My first ALPS was my beloved Northgate Omnikey 101 I imported from USA. Almost NOS, it feels amazing. Even more considering my previous keyboard was... the one in my laptop and a Genius crap thing. Ever since, I got myself a Monterey KBD 104 that was in poor condition and restored it. Still not at 1...
by Jaki1122
04 Nov 2019, 03:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Restoration 1986 Olivetti ANK 1924 & ask for advice
Replies: 0
Views: 1133

Restoration 1986 Olivetti ANK 1924 & ask for advice

Soooo... I guess I was lucky as hell. I went to one of those street markets and found this dirty boy. Already cleaned the keycaps, they look amazing, almost no tear nor wear. Also opened the keyboard to see what we got there (as you can see in the photos). I'll keep you updated with the restoration ...
by Jaki1122
17 Oct 2019, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

Last update to this post. Thanks to @Mattelec who donated a functioning Cherry controllerd board, I colud get the keyboard to work. As you may have already deduced, I just changed the controller board for a working one.
by Jaki1122
01 Oct 2019, 02:41
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

Well just a little update, I replaced both ceramic capacitors since they were shorted. The new ones didn't made the trick, wich make sense since it seems like this board suffered an overvoltage at some point and presumably not only damaged the caps but also the main controller itself. Also, I though...
by Jaki1122
27 Sep 2019, 18:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Re: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

ZedTheMan wrote:
27 Sep 2019, 06:12
Hang on a moment, are those cherry Dyesub caps?

If so, wow, those are nice.
I don't have any help for getting it working though, sorry.
I don't think so, but I'm still not sure. I'll tell you when I know.
by Jaki1122
27 Sep 2019, 04:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it possible to make and omnikey ultra with a detachable ps2 cable fully programable?
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Is it possible to make and omnikey ultra with a detachable ps2 cable fully programable?

my buddy and I recently starting reprogramming our IBM keyboard because of the soarers converters, but he has more useless keys than me because he has one of the m122 models where I just have a standard model M and F. But my Omnikey has a bunch of keys that I will never use, is there a way (easiest...
by Jaki1122
27 Sep 2019, 03:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812
Replies: 10
Views: 1618

Dead? Olivetti KBD 2812

So, if some time ago I kind of complain that here in Spain is quite a night mare to find any mechanical keyboard (that's when I bought my beloved and fantastic Northgate Omnikey 101), today out of the blue, came a friend of mine and gave me an Olivetti KDB 2812 manufactured by Cherry and with Cherry...
by Jaki1122
02 Jun 2019, 04:00
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Learning to touch-type properly
Replies: 12
Views: 5903

Re: Learning to touch-type properly

Laser wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 12:05
Ah, SEGA's TotD :) (jump to 5:07 for the end-of-level boss sequence)

Simply AMAZING!

Thanks mate, didn't know about that glorious piece of history of videogames. I don't know how I could have been living all this years on complete ignorance.
by Jaki1122
02 Jun 2019, 03:31
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Learning to touch-type properly
Replies: 12
Views: 5903

Re: Learning to touch-type properly

3) I now realise just how insane the QWERTY layout really is. The majority of commonly used letters are typed with the left hand, all the vowels except A are not on the home row, and some of the most-frequently used letters (such as P or A) are under pinkies! The worst problem for me is that I cann...
by Jaki1122
23 May 2019, 15:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tell me about your experience with dome boards
Replies: 19
Views: 1778

Re: Tell me about your experience with dome boards

The worst rubber dome keyboard I've typed on is probably the one my university has in its so-called IT labs. It was one like this: http://i.imgur.com/9h0FlzV.jpg It felt like real crap and I really hated the very little noise it make. Another one I really hated was a cheap Microsoft keyboard, all ke...
by Jaki1122
22 May 2019, 03:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 2003

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

Thanks for the advice mate, but since I use Linux SharpKeys won't do it for me, but as said, thanks anyway. Today I still haven't got the time for setting up everything, but probably I'll use Xmodmap for remapping the keys, and later I'll see how does KDE work with multiple layout distributions, mac...
by Jaki1122
21 May 2019, 17:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 2003

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

Little update, today I received the keyboard. Very clean, looks almost like brand new, no yellow anywhere and feels & sounds amazing! Everything works, now I just have to figure out how to emulate or activate the Windows keys, but I don't think that's going to be a problem. Thank you all for the hel...
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 15:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 2003

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

Well, afer reading everybody's feedback, I decided to spend more money and get myself a Northgate Omnikey 101 with White SKCM Alps. I almost bought a Focus FK2001 but because of the construction quality, I went for the Northgate. Now just wait for it to arrive... Thanks everyone!
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 05:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 2003

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

The Tactile Pro is expensive for what it is. What about the KBParadise V80 plus a Planck-style "ortholinar" kit to add a few dozen extra keys? Maybe, looks like one of the bests options given how expensive it get to import a keyboard form ebay that comes from other country... Ends up very overpriced.
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 04:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??
Replies: 16
Views: 2003

Re: Alps keyboard: Matias, Custom or Ebay??

StrangerInTheAlps wrote:
09 May 2019, 04:31
...may be more challenging in Spain, though.
Yep... I'm actully from Valencia and the only mechanical keyboards you can find are some pretty expensive or pretty damaged IBM M series and some Acer 6312-TW or similar. Nothing at recycling centers. Import, new or rubber dome :(
by Jaki1122
09 May 2019, 04:48
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: 3DConnexion products
Replies: 26
Views: 6092

Re: 3DConnexion products

Has anyone used any of the 3DConnexion products? I have a SpaceBall4000 on the way from ebay (nice and cheap) and wondered if any of my fellow DTers had used any of their stuff. The SpaceBall line looks pretty promising as a trackball... Ok, I'm quite late, but I've got two (one for me, the other f...

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