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by ppCircle
13 Jun 2020, 17:47
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Brown Alps
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: [WTB] Brown Alps

Hi Deskthority community. I don't know much about keyboards, or anything related to them (my brother is the one obsessed with it), the thing is that i know that my brother is looking for brown alps for over a year with any luck, and his birthday is in mid september, and i wanted to know if someone ...
by ppCircle
04 Jun 2020, 02:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCL compact PCB footprint
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: SKCL compact PCB footprint

Hi guys, making a PCB for something and want to use some SKCL compacts. I am wondering if there is a PCB footprint for these, or if they just work with a normal SKCM/SKCL footprint. Thanks! Skcl compact uses same switchplate as normal size skcl/skcm switches so they have same footprint. Good to kno...
by ppCircle
04 Jun 2020, 02:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCL compact PCB footprint
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: SKCL compact PCB footprint

kelvinhall05 wrote:
03 Jun 2020, 22:38
Hi guys, making a PCB for something and want to use some SKCL compacts. I am wondering if there is a PCB footprint for these, or if they just work with a normal SKCM/SKCL footprint. Thanks!
Skcl compact uses same switchplate as normal size skcl/skcm switches so they have same footprint.
by ppCircle
04 Jun 2020, 02:06
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Zenith Z150
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: [WTB] Zenith Z150

It's possible that i will have one for sale soon. Black logo, skcl greens, and shipping from eu. I can make converter and retrobright (if you need)
by ppCircle
29 May 2020, 02:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 326864

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hi! I just got this nasty keyboard, i bought it thinking it could be a Tulip or Monterey (based on its layout), hopefully with white or blue alps, but this has this weird orange-yellow SMK-like switches. I can't found anything in the wiki, anyone knows? It's clicky and sounds really good. Thanks! o...
by ppCircle
25 May 2020, 03:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 191
Views: 22179

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Howdy. First time, long time. I've really only browsed the Wiki before and drooled over some of the pics in the forum. I already feel welcome: the banner pic was of an IBM Model M 122 key, which I have, and the answer to the account creation question was "Alps," which is what I'm asking about. So, ...
by ppCircle
23 May 2020, 02:05
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1650

Re: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology

80$ shipping for eu could scare people
by ppCircle
21 May 2020, 16:35
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB][EU-AT] ISO Alps Keycaps + Stabilizers
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: [WTB][EU-AT] ISO Alps Keycaps + Stabilizers

Non pad printed iso alps, huh. It's gonna be hard but i will check if i have such a set
by ppCircle
16 May 2020, 15:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 326864

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Lekrafter wrote:
16 May 2020, 15:15
Oh man! After a little digging around that's what I had figured out but at first I though it was a Monterey K2AX with SKCM blues...
You can define that by looking at keycaps. > stepped =alps
by ppCircle
15 May 2020, 22:22
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1650

Re: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology

Hmm so sliders are stretched, anyways still great board. Sad that i can't afford it at this moment, unless by trade. :D
by ppCircle
15 May 2020, 21:29
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1650

Re: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology

Can you show keycaps on stem side?
by ppCircle
15 May 2020, 18:47
Forum: For sale
Topic: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology
Replies: 28
Views: 1650

Re: [WTS] NIB SKCM Blue Alps - Chicony 5161 - OPUS technology

Fantastic board. Imo one of best with blues. In this condition i would pay 400$ for it. But it's depending on if those keycaps stretches sliders.
by ppCircle
07 May 2020, 22:31
Forum: For sale
Topic: LOTS of Vintage Alps PCBs/Cases/Plates/Cables
Replies: 20
Views: 1445

Re: LOTS of Vintage Alps PCBs/Cases/Plates/Cables

None for chicony 5161a :(
by ppCircle
07 May 2020, 22:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

From reddit:

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Prices of TB2581P Threebond if you gonna find any



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by ppCircle
02 May 2020, 20:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?
Replies: 29
Views: 1451

Re: When did you first start appreciating keyboards?

Two years ago, my friend show me old keyboards, because i couldn't afford the newdays mechanical keyboards.
So i browsed auctions everyday in my country over half year and i finnaly found cheap chicony 5161a
I don't regret the choice
by ppCircle
28 Apr 2020, 22:02
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Blaise170
Replies: 26
Views: 1802

Re: Blaise170

Another sad information in this year

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by ppCircle
27 Apr 2020, 16:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How do you fix a broken stabilizer on a vintage keyboard? [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: How do you fix a broken stabilizer on a vintage keyboard?

Easiest fix is to replace stabilizer from not used key
by ppCircle
25 Apr 2020, 00:38
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Polish IBM Model F - engineers nightmares
Replies: 29
Views: 2102

Re: Polish IBM Model F - engineers nightmares

Part II incoming. Theme-"we run out of materials"
Newer version- restoration in progress.
(i taked off barrel plate so if anyone have questions i can answer them)

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by ppCircle
23 Apr 2020, 14:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 326864

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Any ideas what is that? Look similar to this. wiki/Nixdorf_SM_8890

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by ppCircle
21 Apr 2020, 15:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 326864

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Hey good people of DT does anyone of you know what these might be? (Sorry for the rotation, I tried everything but it rotates them that way...) Screenshot_20200420-225428_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20200420-225214_Messenger.jpg Screenshot_20200420-225013_Gallery.jpg First board is a Chicony kb-5160 wit...
by ppCircle
21 Apr 2020, 01:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 326864

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I don't think it's chicony. Different lights. (shifted to the left) I think, that's some normal bigfoot like dell. Also it have missing line above f keys that chicony boards have. That was VERY useful, that's not a Chicony, nor a Dell nor whatever normal bigfoot, the led cluster is weirdly sized co...
by ppCircle
20 Apr 2020, 19:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboard not working after cleaning. Is there any fix?
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Keyboard not working after cleaning. Is there any fix?

My trusty old Omron B5GS-R101-620 keyboard was in dire need of a deep clean as it had been roughly 15 years since I had last done so. I took it apart as I had in the past, pulled all the keycaps and cleaned them individually, hand washed the plastic outer shell and sprayed the main PCB down with el...
by ppCircle
20 Apr 2020, 04:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4252
Views: 326864

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

I don't think it's chicony. Different lights. (shifted to the left) I think, that's some normal bigfoot like dell. Also it have missing line above f keys that chicony boards have.
by ppCircle
15 Apr 2020, 09:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: alps keycap compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 272

Re: alps keycap compatibility

hi all, as I get more and more into vintage alps boards, I have noticed that some of my alps boards have keycaps that are not interchangeable, i.e. the slits of the switches seem to be different sizes. for example, the keycaps on my ibm 5140 with skcm brown alps have much thinner stems than the key...
by ppCircle
13 Apr 2020, 17:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3528
Views: 236720

Re: Alps Appreciation

Long ago i pick up some alps keyboard from school (alps dome), it was nothing special so i put it into my basemement. Few days ago my friend reminded me about it by accident. So i put keycaps from it to my fk-2002. Keycaps are made by alps it's polish set with really cool legends. Some keycaps i cou...
by ppCircle
13 Apr 2020, 03:33
Forum: Other languages
Topic: Polish Corner
Replies: 3
Views: 3029

Re: Polish Corner

Uwaga pierwszy post po polsku, zapraszam do różnych dyskusji
by ppCircle
08 Apr 2020, 21:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to kill keyboard during restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1020

Re: How to kill keyboard during restoration

Why not just mount the switches in another alps board? The switches are the valuable thing here right? Chicony boards aren't that great... unless I'm missing something. Yes and no. 5161A is rare especially with blue alps (one of few boards with blues with full nkro?). Also, in my opinion it's almos...
by ppCircle
05 Apr 2020, 20:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Focus fk2002 - solenoid question for a project
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: Focus fk2002 - solenoid question for a project

White alps with solenoid, i think it gonna be interesting project. :lol: Good luck with that.

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