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by kmnov2017
Yesterday, 17:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?

Conrad sells hex drivers individually for about 5/6 euros. If they don't work , you can return them.
by kmnov2017
Yesterday, 16:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?

Have a look at the pic I posted. Thats how my AT shipped with.
by kmnov2017
Yesterday, 16:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?
Replies: 15
Views: 214

Re: IBM Model F AT Bolt/Nut size?

What nut are you trying to remove? My F AT only has screws in them...
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by kmnov2017
Yesterday, 10:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard Review Template: Introducing the KeebScore™
Replies: 19
Views: 686

Re: Keyboard Review Template: Introducing the KeebScore™

The first 30 points are totally irrelevant.
by kmnov2017
05 Dec 2019, 10:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: XMIT Reviews: Topre Realforce R2 (PFU Limited Edition)

I still fail to see whats gone into it for pricing it at 300 USD. Realforce should hang their heads in shame for pricing a plastic cased rubber dome with 10 bucks in parts for 300 USD!!!

Who are they trying to fool!!!
by kmnov2017
04 Dec 2019, 14:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What uk layout “gaming” keyboard should I get?
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: What uk layout “gaming” keyboard should I get?

No clue about the UK, in Germany returns are standard practice. Since our last 5 years in Germany , on average my wife returns 9 out of every 10 orders each year. Whenever items were prepaid for , money came back within a week. But most of our orders are on invoice (common practice in Germany as Ger...
by kmnov2017
04 Dec 2019, 13:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What uk layout “gaming” keyboard should I get?
Replies: 10
Views: 439

Re: What uk layout “gaming” keyboard should I get?

Muirium wrote:
04 Dec 2019, 12:23
... and shrugged off the bothersome (or downright nonexistent) returns. Try before you? No: buy!
What am I missing here ? :?: Everything bought online is returnable. This is written into law since as far as I can remember .... That's how I "try" before I "buy"...
by kmnov2017
03 Dec 2019, 18:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: List of keyboards. Any good one?
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: List of keyboards. Any good one?

They are all junk... Not worth a cent...
by kmnov2017
03 Dec 2019, 11:02
Forum: For sale
Topic: [SOLD][EU-DE] For sale USB modded IBM Model M122
Replies: 4
Views: 1571

Re: [EU-DE] For sale USB modded IBM Model M122

Updated: All have been sold and best of all the proceeds financed all my other keyboards in collection.
by kmnov2017
25 Nov 2019, 21:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22858
Views: 1360166

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

xicanoink wrote:
25 Nov 2019, 21:26
Hey is somebody here getting rid of their Model M?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-IBM-Mo ... 3959247250
This is not exactly a "Great/Interesting" find.
by kmnov2017
21 Nov 2019, 23:34
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2815
Views: 241062

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

The German keyboard layout is just hideous. QWERTZ is the most retarded thing that ever happened to a keyboard. But then I had the misfortune to see an AZERTY layout on a Belgian colleagues laptop, that was the last meeting I had with him ever !!!
by kmnov2017
21 Nov 2019, 22:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best Way to Pull Off Keycaps Without a Puller?
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Best Way to Pull Off Keycaps Without a Puller?

I second Muirium on this. The butter knife trick is probably the best way to do it.
by kmnov2017
21 Nov 2019, 14:26
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F XT not working suddenly
Replies: 32
Views: 1565

Re: IBM model F XT not working suddenly

From what I understood from your post - your keyboard is unresponsive even after switching two different soarer's converters. The keyboard did work before you mention. So first of all stop disassembling the keyboard and putting it back on. That's not the problem. You only risk destroying the flipper...
by kmnov2017
21 Nov 2019, 09:46
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 4275
Views: 457037

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

8-81, Didn't the 4704 System launch around that time?
by kmnov2017
20 Nov 2019, 22:42
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22858
Views: 1360166

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Honeywell Hall Effect keyboard and terminal in Italy. I hope someone there can get this. https://www.ebay.com/itm/193212871297/ Looks like the same keyboard as Muirium's Honeywell Hall Effect from so many years ago. It's a bit out of my price range at the moment... I've seen this on and off for sev...
by kmnov2017
19 Nov 2019, 23:23
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22858
Views: 1360166

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Not a bad price for whats most likely a white alps board https://www.ebay.com/itm/233236468619
by kmnov2017
19 Nov 2019, 23:13
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22858
Views: 1360166

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

A not so expensive model F https://www.ebay.com/itm/133234023863
by kmnov2017
18 Nov 2019, 01:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative

Personally I prefer to use a solid state relay as well. The diagram only represented the wiring against relay pins, I'll change it to a solid state relay. Also, I'll use a parallel usb for the source of power for the relay. I was a bit incorrect - relay is high-side, so it will work with a power su...
by kmnov2017
17 Nov 2019, 22:50
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative

Personally I prefer to use a solid state relay as well. The diagram only represented the wiring against relay pins, I'll change it to a solid state relay. Also, I'll use a parallel usb for the source of power for the relay.
by kmnov2017
17 Nov 2019, 00:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Re: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative

So here's how the schematics look solenoid_ed.jpg Updated: Added a Diode for safety. Notice the Labels on the Relay. It is IMPORTANT that you connect the cables correctly. The sequence of pins will differ by manufacturer. For the output you will need to connect to "COM" and "NO". This is assuming yo...
by kmnov2017
16 Nov 2019, 18:19
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Repair or replace cable on Lexmark Model M13
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Re: Repair or replace cable on Lexmark Model M13

Why not just convert to USB? Just open up the keyboard, remove the original cable, pry open one of those cheap ps/2 to USB converters and solder the chip (harvested from the active converter) directly to the original model M controller.
by kmnov2017
16 Nov 2019, 10:05
Forum: Deskthority talk
Topic: Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations
Replies: 48
Views: 4051

Re: Deskthority Awards 2019 ~ Phase 1: The nominations

I'd like to nominate two users for the best pictures of keyboards in their home office setup. Maybe the category can be called "Best Home Office Setup 2019" or "Best pictures in Gallery - 2019" 1. Darcruix's beamspring and F107 https://deskthority.net/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=1919&p=440294#p440294 2. Tr...
by kmnov2017
16 Nov 2019, 01:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative
Replies: 11
Views: 641

Xwhatsit solenoid driver alternative

I thought this needs mentioning, you can use a 50 cent relay to drive the solenoid. Yes that’s all one needs! Earlier this year, I tried to assemble a few solenoid drivers but abandoned the project as SMD soldering needs ninja soldering skills. So with a bit of research and reading around, the idea ...
by kmnov2017
15 Nov 2019, 23:46
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22858
Views: 1360166

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Not really a good deal in terms of price, but these are a lot rarer than your standard model M

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3720927726
by kmnov2017
15 Nov 2019, 23:40
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22858
Views: 1360166

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Get the entire computer free with this leading edge keyboard

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2809931961
by kmnov2017
15 Nov 2019, 23:17
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22858
Views: 1360166

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by kmnov2017
15 Nov 2019, 22:50
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22858
Views: 1360166

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by kmnov2017
15 Nov 2019, 18:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Have help with the IBM 3178 keyboard converter?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Have help with the IBM 3178 keyboard converter?

Here's one link https://github.com/MMcM/ibm-5251-kbd

and here's another link

https://github.com/tmk/kbdbabel
Lookup 3104 - its electrically the same as 3178.

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