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by ppCircle
26 Mar 2020, 23:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to kill keyboard during restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: How to kill keyboard during restoration

It happened to me as well with an NTC white alps board. Switch donor is what i advice, build a custom with them. This is too good keyboard to make it as switch donor. It don't deserve this end Okay, so this actually happened to me with my Acer KB-101-A. My solution was to handwire it all and make i...
by ppCircle
26 Mar 2020, 16:54
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] Chicony Kb-5161a alps pcb or controler
Replies: 0
Views: 66

[WTB] Chicony Kb-5161a alps pcb or controler

Looking for working pcb or controler from that keyboard.
by ppCircle
26 Mar 2020, 03:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to kill keyboard during restoration
Replies: 6
Views: 456

How to kill keyboard during restoration

I felt like i have to restore my first vintage keyboard i own, chicony kb-5161a with blue alps switches. So i started it few days ago. Today after cleaning and restoring every switch and solder them back. Then with pluged on keyboard and solder iron i picked up keyboard and somehow touch iron. When ...
by ppCircle
17 Mar 2020, 21:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Who makes large keyboards with many additional keys?
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Who makes large keyboards with many adiidtional keys?

I only know about unicomp that they still making m122
by ppCircle
17 Mar 2020, 14:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3494
Views: 208476

Re: Alps Appreciation

Fk-747a Before and after retrobright. (i have to make new shortcuts bar but that gonna take a bit because of that epidemic :cry: )
Love those polish legends in this board.

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by ppCircle
17 Mar 2020, 14:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Retrobrighting Omnikey keycaps (thin doubleshot ABS)
Replies: 8
Views: 452

Re: Retrobrighting Omnikey keycaps (thin doubleshot ABS)

For keycaps i'm using 35% liquid hydrogen peroxide. I think you can buy that easily online. Put keycaps to clear bag, fill up and shake every 30/60 minutes. Of course all on sun.
by ppCircle
16 Mar 2020, 12:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3494
Views: 208476

Re: Alps Appreciation

Redmaus wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 20:21
ppCircle wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 16:58
After today's retrobright looks even better ;)
Looks good! Care sharing which method you used?
Cream with hydrogen peroxide, foil and sun. Every 30 minutes i massaged the surfaces.
by ppCircle
15 Mar 2020, 16:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3494
Views: 208476

Re: Alps Appreciation

After today's retrobright looks even better ;)

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by ppCircle
15 Mar 2020, 00:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3494
Views: 208476

Re: Alps Appreciation

Chyros wrote:
15 Mar 2020, 00:04
Wow. that is a very nice Zenith =o . Caps are double-dyesub, then? :D
Yup :)
by ppCircle
14 Mar 2020, 23:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3494
Views: 208476

Re: Alps Appreciation

Zenith Z-150 Black Label with beauty purple legends

Typing: https://youtu.be/ljrW9SK-Y4c

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by ppCircle
08 Mar 2020, 20:16
Forum: For sale
Topic: Alps SKFL board for harvesting (from a Toshiba T3100)
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Board for harvesting (from a Toshiba T3100)

Icarium wrote:
08 Mar 2020, 20:11
This was the keyboard board from an old laptop.

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If you know which switch this is let me know so I can update the subject!
Alps SKFL wiki/Alps_SKFL_series
by ppCircle
04 Mar 2020, 23:47
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4455
Views: 317978

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

I'd say for the switches alone, a hundred bucks. but thats a rather interesting board, it has both mx and alps pinouts you say? im not sure how in demand an XT board layout is, but thats definitely something ive never seen before. its a shame the case is cracked. im gonna guestimate a ceiling of $1...
by ppCircle
04 Mar 2020, 23:43
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 23181
Views: 1504941

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

idk how much dyesubs from a g81-3081 sad are worth but https://allegro.pl/oferta/stara-klawiatura-cherry-highscreen-my-3000-8755550090?reco_id=6b0ab44c-5e66-11ea-924b-b02628cff700&sid=3ec404f37aa2fad6253fa5dd6bb023427743f77ee2f01bb84454c4701b8c0118# not sure how their shipping works, but if you liv...
by ppCircle
04 Mar 2020, 17:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps SKCM White typing sound comparison (Focus, OmniKey, Ortek, Chicony, switchboard)
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Alps SKCM White typing sound comparison (Focus, OmniKey, Ortek, Chicony, switchboard)

I love the sound of chicony 516x series with whites and blues. Imo best casing for them
by ppCircle
03 Mar 2020, 00:00
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway-ish] $50 Model F AT, Free Model M
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: [Giveaway-ish] $50 Model F AT, Free Model M

Well i am suprised :shock:
by ppCircle
20 Feb 2020, 19:49
Forum: Other
Topic: [Giveaway-ish] $50 Model F AT, Free Model M
Replies: 17
Views: 982

Re: [Giveaway-ish] $50 Model F AT, Free Model M

I think i'm dumb because i don't understand that question "What . . . is your quest?" :x
by ppCircle
20 Feb 2020, 16:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3494
Views: 208476

Re: Alps Appreciation

If computer is not foliated, until you didn't see photo without one keycap everything is possible
by ppCircle
20 Feb 2020, 16:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3494
Views: 208476

Re: Alps Appreciation

//gainsborough wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 08:52
h.parks wrote:
20 Feb 2020, 08:35
i took a chance on a NOS IBM PC Convertible. it will arrive via UPS tomorrow. wish me luck, everybody.
a 5140? You shouldn't need luck! It'll have SKCM brown in it!
Somebody could harvest switches. :roll:
by ppCircle
17 Feb 2020, 15:38
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4455
Views: 317978

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

How much is can be worth that Unitron keyboard with Alps SKCL Green switches? Pcb have mx and alps pinouts. Switches are a bit scratchy.
Case is cracked in two spots, i glued it.
Keycaps are pad printed in interesting shape.

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by ppCircle
16 Feb 2020, 17:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weird amber omron b3g-s switch
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Weird amber omron b3g-s switch

Accidental spacebar key of some sort? Interesting find! If you can get some close up pics of the inside, i would love to see if there are any differences outside of the spring. Originally it was unter scroll lock, i put it under spacebar. And yeah, sure. I just added them to st post. It looks same ...
by ppCircle
15 Feb 2020, 20:03
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead board¿
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Dead board¿

You can always replace controler or use promicro
by ppCircle
15 Feb 2020, 19:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dead board¿
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Dead board¿

Hi, I am a moron and I think I shorted an NTC-6252 white alps. The board was naked and plugged in via ps2 after cleaning and I moved it to a metallic surface... Now the keboard is not recognised in Windows and the three lights light at the same time at the moment i plug it in. Does not respond. Dea...
by ppCircle
14 Feb 2020, 19:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weird amber omron b3g-s switch
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Re: Weird amber omron b3g-s switch

new photos

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by ppCircle
14 Feb 2020, 16:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weird amber omron b3g-s switch
Replies: 4
Views: 494

Weird amber omron b3g-s switch

Hi, i couldn't find any information about it so im posting it here, maybe somebody seen it before. I found some weird looking amber switch with red marking on slider. Like some omron clone of striped amber alps switch. It is like 2x times heavier than others and have japan marking next to B3G-S mark...
by ppCircle
09 Feb 2020, 18:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Leading Edge 2214 vs Northgate Omnikey 102 Gold? Which blue Alps keyboard is rarer or more expensive?
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: Leading Edge 2214 vs Northgate Omnikey 102 Gold? Which blue Alps keyboard is rarer or more expensive?

Dogak wrote:
09 Feb 2020, 05:23
Which blue alps keyboard is rarer or more expensive?
LE 2214 is rarer but with one is more expensive, it's hard to tell
by ppCircle
08 Feb 2020, 23:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3494
Views: 208476

Re: Alps Appreciation

kelvinhall05 wrote:
08 Feb 2020, 20:43
There are better linears, better tactiles, and better clicky switches if all you're going for is feel. But man do Alps sound good.
DOUBT :lol:

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