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by wanderhoden
31 Aug 2020, 07:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3612
Views: 289401

Re: Alps Appreciation

nice find! those keycaps are thic wounder how they sound ^^
by wanderhoden
22 Aug 2020, 20:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
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Views: 1962302

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

by wanderhoden
21 Aug 2020, 17:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3612
Views: 289401

Re: Alps Appreciation

finishd cleaning...retobright...soft clean on the switches ...decent keyboard again ;)
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by wanderhoden
18 Aug 2020, 11:54
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3612
Views: 289401

Re: Alps Appreciation

my new board is so wierd dont even know where to start ... the name of the board? dunno! Kernel? 2Kernel? LKernel? IIKernel!? 2.JPG 1.JPG than the layout i mean its cool got an big ass enter key but to make room they shifted the keys a bit ...thats fine keys are now there where the win key would be ...
by wanderhoden
14 Aug 2020, 20:09
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

just to finish this up ...got the capisator...all set and rdy
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but i still dont like the keycaps
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and here some fotos what i made
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by wanderhoden
13 Aug 2020, 23:47
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?

Findecanor wrote:
13 Aug 2020, 23:33
The last one is a Cherry G80-1800. Those are pretty common and not very interesting,
thanks for helping me out :D
by wanderhoden
13 Aug 2020, 23:04
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?

what sould i pay? i want to pay him a fair price Pay him $50 before he starts searching blue alps on ebay. i told him allrdy that he might have blue alps and there is a high demand for :D he wanted to sold the keyboard with the pc and was allrdy asking for 50 bucks ...he got a 2. one to with a wier...
by wanderhoden
13 Aug 2020, 21:34
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?

what should i pay? i want to pay him a fair price
by wanderhoden
13 Aug 2020, 21:30
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?

i asked for a under the keycap shot .... here is what i got
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by wanderhoden
13 Aug 2020, 20:54
Forum: Deskthority wiki talk
Topic: Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Can anyone identify this old keyboard ?

i dont have it right now ... here some pics from the seller ....a price tag would be also helpfull :)

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by wanderhoden
12 Aug 2020, 23:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

here some pics from the inside
the switchplates are white ....i tought they are grey ?
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by wanderhoden
12 Aug 2020, 14:13
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

There were several changes to Alps switches over the years, and then Focus switched to clones at some point. I'll bet someone here would trade you some tactile or linear Alps switches for your blues. the board is from 1988 i mean i'am not sure if they are blue alps but i think so .. and i'am not su...
by wanderhoden
11 Aug 2020, 23:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

hello again the keyboard is still fine ...i orderd the part cant find one at home but iam sure i got those capacitors.... any way i noticed the keys on the keyboard have a loud ping sound almost like buckling springs... found a video on youtube there is one the dude got the same keyboard and there w...
by wanderhoden
09 Aug 2020, 00:30
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

Well I've been using Alps keyboards for thirty years, and working with electronics for more than fifty years now. The best way to learn is by playing with things, and the information here is the best I've found. The Focus keyboards were made for many years and in many different versions, but the ea...
by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 23:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

thank you so much for your knowledge (where did you get it from ?)iam new here and i rly want to learn more about it ...great stuff :D
and thanks for your time i rly appreciated it! sry for my broken english to ...
woohooo iam happy again
by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 23:03
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

wooohoo it works now
yeah you was right i was a bit of :D it was under the two i markd ....the cap have 104 on it
omg thank you soooo much !!!!
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by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 22:42
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

ah you are right both legs are on the same traid InkedIMG_5364_LI.jpg No, a capacitor wouldn't do anything if its legs are connected totether. The pads you circled will be the bottom legs of the two ceramic caps. The two pads below the circle will be the cap in question. But a bypass capacitor conn...
by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 22:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

oh ok i see but i have to bridge those two points than right?^^ No! Don't do that or you'll short out the 5 volt power and that will do major damage. Just unsolder one lead and carefully bend the cap up and away from the PC board so it's no longer connected. ah you are right both legs are on the sa...
by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 22:27
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

iam not sure but i think that happend anyway couse the keyboard cable was also warm ;/
by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 21:52
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

oh ok i see but i have to bridge those two points than right?^^
by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 21:05
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

@Polecat thank you so much for helping me out and open all the keyboards :D

i bend the cap a bit away and now we can see the part name its c6
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by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 09:37
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

Re: help! focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

@polecat
thanks for your help! L1 looks fine ..when you look on the pic what i made you see the blue electrolytic cap(c12)
than on the left they are 3 ceramic capacitor (c3 and c? the blue one hide it) c3 and the other one have a black dot or stripe on the top the 3. one is burnd black :D
by wanderhoden
08 Aug 2020, 00:33
Forum: Workshop
Topic: solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue
Replies: 24
Views: 903

solved! fixing focus fk-2002 escom alps skcm blue

greetings found the board in a realy great condition...so i orderd the adapter it arrived today.plug all in and i tryd the keyboard the first time (key tester)...immediately i fall in love ^^so i playd a bit typing of the dead and stuff... it workd all good 6h later i noticed the keyboard startet to...

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