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by Pastenseolith
09 Jul 2020, 20:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

I see, I believe you are referring to this? I see you have BOM. How hard would it be to use something like this from here? Would it be the same thing just built already, so I would just have to snip the PCB, solder it all up, and then we're golden? I also notice that there is an option to add a sole...
by Pastenseolith
09 Jul 2020, 19:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

So, very very bad news, but still heading towards a solution. The converter works, I am typing with my Model M using the converter as we speak! Meaning there is an issue with the board directly, not the converter or the cable. Does anyone know where I would even begin to diagnose the board? I will t...
by Pastenseolith
05 Jul 2020, 17:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

...but if your XT Soarers supports DIN5 AT you can test it using the Model M and a simple DIN5 to PS/2 adapter.
Ah that makes a lot more sense, I ordered a cable to convert PS/2 to DIN 5, I will report back when that gets here and I test it.
by Pastenseolith
05 Jul 2020, 03:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

Though, I might add I do have an RJ45 to USB Soarers converter, but that is RJ45 not XT
by Pastenseolith
05 Jul 2020, 03:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

You can use your "IBM Model M 1390120" your profile are refering to test the converter hardware and its cable connection at least?
I don't have a converter for the IBM Model M, It uses a PS/2 cable already, so PS/2 to USB. It doesn't require a soarers converter.
by Pastenseolith
05 Jul 2020, 02:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

Alright status updates: The cable is not the issue, it has continuity through the cables. Along with this, that connector thing isn't for the ground at all, but for PE, the ground is supplied through the cables <3. I was confused at first though, as I couldn't locate the proper cable format, this wa...
by Pastenseolith
30 Jun 2020, 21:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

What happens if you plug everything in while the computer is off and then turn on the computer? <- just curious Good idea, sadly still no results. This did lead me to check everything with a fresh mind though, and I was able to gather some new information that may help diagnosis. 1.) The issue is m...
by Pastenseolith
30 Jun 2020, 16:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

Why do you connect the model F to the converter after the converter is already plugged into the computer? The converter is not built for that, you should connect the USB plug to the computer when the keyboard is already attached. It doesn't recognize anything otherwise, it only responds if I plug i...
by Pastenseolith
30 Jun 2020, 03:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

Sorry in my first response to you I got a little ahead of myself. Do what I'm saying ONLY if the issue is found to be with the cable after the continuity test. What I meant was that you can harvest the cable from say a $1 PS/2 mouse and then snip the connectors off the end of the cable, and then so...
by Pastenseolith
29 Jun 2020, 22:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

Yeah I believe the ground from the cable attaches to that bolt if my memory serves. The case can't act as a ground because it's plastic. I see, when I took it apart I recall it being attached to the case with the screw, but that does make a lot more sense if it was that on the PCB. Yeah try to perf...
by Pastenseolith
29 Jun 2020, 20:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

The ground is that bolt in the center of the board where the shiny back plate extends to the PCB. You have a close up of it in your fifth pic. Make sure that's tightened like a mug. Forgive my ignorance if what I am doing is wrong, I went off of both assumptions with little progress. I first just t...
by Pastenseolith
29 Jun 2020, 20:35
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Re: Model F Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

Sounds like a typical ground issue
Do you attach ground here? If so, then that would have to be an issue with ground on the internal XT cable itself or the converters ground. What do you think?
by Pastenseolith
29 Jun 2020, 19:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1425

Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter

Hello! I created a thread two days ago talking about the badge on my Model F I was restoring. I have finished the restore since then, but have ran into some issues. I have a Soarer's Converter made by "orihalcon" on eBay. I have bought from him the past, never had a bad experience (nor do I believe ...
by Pastenseolith
27 Jun 2020, 18:25
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

Here is a better look, it is definitely not a sticker. I have reached out to case-badges and have not heard a response yet, but it is the weekend so they are probably off. When I get some stuff back, I will update.
by Pastenseolith
26 Jun 2020, 23:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

Aight, so goo gone did not work, so I am going to look into buying 10 of those custom badges, and if they look good, I will sell the other 9. If it really works out and more than 10 want em, I will consider doing a group buy. Thanks for y'all's help. For reference if anyone else reads this thread: T...
by Pastenseolith
26 Jun 2020, 22:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

The yellow stuff on the badge might be some adhesive from the protective plastic layer that was present when the keyboard was new. Maybe try some Goo Gone to remove it?
I thought the same, I tried picking at it to no avail, I am going to try that though when I get the chance.
by Pastenseolith
26 Jun 2020, 21:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Re: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

Hm, tough break. I think I can piece together some sort of group buy based on this and the link I sent above. I will do some proper measurements with a caliper later.
by Pastenseolith
26 Jun 2020, 20:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge
Replies: 9
Views: 1175

Advice on restoring/diagnosing the issue with a Model F XT Badge

I recently bought a Model F XT off of eBay with the intention of restoring it. It is in proper working shape and all the components are there, it just needs some loving. As I was taking it apart I took a nice look at the badge and realized it looked, weird, almost corroded. I own a Model M with a si...
by Pastenseolith
09 Feb 2020, 15:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting a PC Keyboard to a Terminal Keyboard using Soarer?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Re: Converting a PC Keyboard to a Terminal Keyboard using Soarer?

What you're referring to as a "hub" is an "A-B switch". Unfortunately, Soarer's firmware is closed source and the author has effectively disappeared without a trace some years ago. It would be ok to convert from PS/2 (Set 2) to USB HID but won't cover USB HID to Set 3 (Terminal), I'm not sure such ...
by Pastenseolith
09 Feb 2020, 04:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Converting a PC Keyboard to a Terminal Keyboard using Soarer?
Replies: 5
Views: 591

Converting a PC Keyboard to a Terminal Keyboard using Soarer?

Ok, so I have a conundrum. I have a nice IBM Model M keyboard, early 1390120, I love this keyboard and I paid good money for it. I want to include an actual terminal to my build so I can achieve levels of hipster first thought impossible, but to do this, I need to connect the terminal to an actual k...

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