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by RadRacer203
31 May 2020, 22:25
Forum: For sale
Topic: FS: Boxed Model F XT
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: FS: Boxed Model F XT

Sold!
by RadRacer203
21 May 2020, 21:37
Forum: For sale
Topic: FS: Boxed Model F XT
Replies: 2
Views: 416

Re: FS: Boxed Model F XT

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Sorry about the bad pictures, there isnt any real damage to the board, just some black paint missing under the keys, a little paint missing from the metal tag, and it's a little dirty
by RadRacer203
20 May 2020, 22:20
Forum: For sale
Topic: FS: Boxed Model F XT
Replies: 2
Views: 416

FS: Boxed Model F XT

Selling my boxed F XT. Works perfectly, in nice cosmetic shape although it's a little dirty and the badge has a little paint missing. Box is in excellent shape with original styrofoam and plastic. Will post pictures later tonight, asking $200 or best offer + shipping. Located in central MA
by RadRacer203
09 Apr 2020, 00:15
Forum: For sale
Topic: FS: IBM Model F AT, model F XT, Zenith Alps boards
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: FS: IBM Model F AT, model F XT, Zenith Alps boards

Make me an offer, need some cash to buy a PDP-8
by RadRacer203
04 Apr 2020, 03:24
Forum: For sale
Topic: FS: IBM Model F AT, model F XT, Zenith Alps boards
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Re: FS: IBM Model F AT, model F XT, Zenith Alps boards

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The Zenith XT is slightly more yellow than the picture shows but not too bad
by RadRacer203
04 Apr 2020, 02:18
Forum: For sale
Topic: FS: IBM Model F AT, model F XT, Zenith Alps boards
Replies: 5
Views: 844

FS: IBM Model F AT, model F XT, Zenith Alps boards

Selling a few boards because I need a little extra cash. I'm having trouble with pictures but hopefully I can get them attached soon. 1. IBM Model F AT- works perfectly, excellent shape, just some slight wear where your hands would rest but not overly noticeable. Been using it as my main for 2 years...
by RadRacer203
16 Feb 2020, 18:28
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: Want to trade for Zenith white label keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Want to trade for Zenith white label keyboard

Looking for a nice Zenith XT layout keyboard with a white badge, the one that looks like an XT but is actually AT for a Zenith z-200 PC I'm restoring. I have other Zenith keyboards for trade, a few black label XT ones and a few tree label AT ones. None are in mint condition, yellowed and dirty but n...
by RadRacer203
12 Nov 2019, 22:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kit to build first keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: Kit to build first keyboard?

Basically I want something the same sort of off white, small, either wireless or microusb/usb-c, and that will be easy enough to put together for a beginner. Because the 5140 has a slightly nonstandard layout, it might not be "easy" exactly, but other people have done work you can build on. https:/...
by RadRacer203
11 Nov 2019, 13:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kit to build first keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Re: Kit to build first keyboard?

abrahamstechnology wrote:
11 Nov 2019, 04:15
How bad is the leakage? Do you have photos? I'd try to salvage it.
Trust me, it was WAY beyond saving. The corrosion was worse than I've seen on anything else. Only things salvageable were the ram and keyboard, everything else was corroded to the point resistors were falling off
by RadRacer203
11 Nov 2019, 02:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Kit to build first keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 821

Kit to build first keyboard?

I'm thinking of building my first keyboard, but I'm not sure where to start. I want to use Alps switches out of a trashed PC Convertible that had severe battery leakage and make a 60% with the same layout using the same keycaps but I have no idea where to start. Basically I want something the same s...
by RadRacer203
08 Jun 2019, 14:53
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard

Redmaus wrote:
08 Jun 2019, 05:39
If that's just an rj11 plug I could make you one from one of my Wyse cables. I don't think I have that exact cable however.
How do I tell what type of "rj" connector it has? I know it's 6 pins and I can take some measurements of the plug on the machine
by RadRacer203
08 Jun 2019, 02:50
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard

I know the keyboard is internally identical to a standard XT Model F so it should have the same internal connector, then it has a coiled section that sort of sits in a try at the top of the keyboard, and then something like 8-10" I'd guess of straight with something like an rj11 plug at the end. I d...
by RadRacer203
08 Jun 2019, 01:29
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard

depletedvespene wrote:
08 Jun 2019, 01:22
Uhhh... a complete keyboard or a complete Portable PC?
A complete keyboard, I already have a perfectly working 5155. Just need the keyboard. I'm sure someone either lost it or just took the keyboard and threw out the computer
by RadRacer203
07 Jun 2019, 21:30
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard

I'm going to hold out for a complete one without the hassle, some sold on ebay recently for about $50 so there's bound to be more out there
by RadRacer203
07 Jun 2019, 16:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Does anyone offer custom assembly services?
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Does anyone offer custom assembly services?

I just pulled apart an IBM PC Convertible to fix a couple others and I was left with a spare keyboard in nice shape. I really like the feel of the switches and would love to have a 60% made with them but my hands are too shaky to solder it up myself. Does anyone do custom work like that?
by RadRacer203
07 Jun 2019, 02:37
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Re: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard

And if you really are in a hurry to use your 5155 you can take off the outer case theres the standard xt connector at the back. That's what I've been doing but I have one model F for 3 XT machines so that's not really a long term option. I did use that to test it and make sure everything is working...
by RadRacer203
07 Jun 2019, 02:14
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard
Replies: 13
Views: 920

Wanted: IBM Portable Personal Computer 5155 Keyboard

Just picked up one of these old beasts but it's missing the keyboard and I was wondering if anyone happened to have one. I see one on ebay but it has a cut cord and I just don't want to deal with that. Alternatively if anyone has an empty case and cord I can swap the guts of a standard F into that w...
by RadRacer203
16 May 2019, 15:13
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

Sold!
by RadRacer203
05 May 2019, 19:36
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

Bump. $700 shipped
by RadRacer203
28 Apr 2019, 15:25
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

Yes, that's correct. Honestly I didn't know what it was lol. I was thinking about $750 USD shipped (~670€). I did some reading up on the sold prices and they seem to be mostly between $600 and $1200, and this one is in excellent shape. Apparently it was a display model at a computer store from what ...
by RadRacer203
27 Apr 2019, 20:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

I'm absolutely selling, I like it a lot but I can't warrant keeping something that valuable around, especially since I'm a broke college kid! Just posted it in the marketplace actually!
by RadRacer203
27 Apr 2019, 20:00
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 6
Views: 994

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

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by RadRacer203
27 Apr 2019, 19:57
Forum: For sale
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 6
Views: 994

IBM/Lexmark Model M15

Selling my IBM/Lexmark Model M15 Ergo keyboard. It's in really good shape, no cracks or really any damage whatsoever, just a few very light scuffs on the left handrest and very light scratches on the back, probably from storage. Works good, couple keys are a little gummy, they probably need to be cl...
by RadRacer203
27 Apr 2019, 19:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

Dingster wrote:
27 Apr 2019, 19:36
Man congrats, thats an amazing deal. Good luck with your sale :)
I wasn't planning on flipping it but I thought it was just an oddball keyboard. I had no idea they were that rare!
by RadRacer203
27 Apr 2019, 19:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

After taking off the keycaps and reinstalling them, my m15 now works flawlessly. I'm actually typing this on it right now!
by RadRacer203
27 Apr 2019, 18:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: IBM/Lexmark Model M15

15563826403653113659216450542610.jpg Well I paid $80 for it. Looks almost brand new, the knob is slightly yellowed though. If they're that rare I think I'll probably sell it to someone who's more into keyboards than me. I like a good buckling spring but I don't think I really want something that va...
by RadRacer203
27 Apr 2019, 17:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM/Lexmark Model M15
Replies: 8
Views: 638

IBM/Lexmark Model M15

Just picked up an IBM/Lexmark Model M15 ergo keyboard today, mainly because it was cheap and really strange. Anyone know what these are worth or how rare they are? It has some stuck key but overall is really nice. Pictures will be coming soon.
by RadRacer203
26 Apr 2019, 20:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: HP 110 laptop switches?
Replies: 1
Views: 253

HP 110 laptop switches?

Just starting to get into mechanical keyboards, but I've got a sizeable collection of vintage computers and some of them I didn't even realize had mechainical keyboards, like this HP 110 laptop from the 80's. It's unfortunately broken but I pulled a keycap and it has a really strange switch undernea...

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