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by ntv242ver2
Yesterday, 00:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4463
Views: 451773

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Based on the led light i am guessing either some kind of foam and foil or actually cherry switches. If the latter than likely mx black.
by ntv242ver2
13 Jan 2021, 11:07
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: My new keyboard came in!
Replies: 67
Views: 2888

Re: My new keyboard came in!

cheater wrote:
31 Dec 2020, 17:10
where's the fun in that
Where is the fun in this?
by ntv242ver2
02 Jan 2021, 22:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3679
Views: 328587

Re: Alps Appreciation

I want to contact Alps and ask about the blueprints, and specifics about the switch for clone manufacturing. How can I ask politely, in a way that is not shameless? Like... I could ask for a Lincense or something like that, and then plan on starting a kickstarter campaing or something. Can someone ...
by ntv242ver2
02 Jan 2021, 22:26
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [IC] "Alps Sunrise" Deskmat (Sample Photos Included!)
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: [IC] "Alps Sunrise" Deskmat (Sample Photos Included!)

Lmao no thanks i rather buy 100 chinese deskmat than buying from you andj
by ntv242ver2
25 Dec 2020, 17:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3679
Views: 328587

Re: Alps Appreciation

Lynx_Carpathica wrote:
25 Dec 2020, 16:13
Hi there, a smol question: Does POM yellow with age, UV, or something? I found a white alps stem that turned around half of SKCM Ivory while preparing them to blast with ultraonic.
I think what you see is damnpened white
by ntv242ver2
22 Dec 2020, 22:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cherry Keycaps Fraud
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: Cherry Keycaps Fraud

Ok so if this can be confirmed (your claim), i wonder if it is ok to doxx this dude completely? I am sure he harvested the caps (dyesub maybe?) and the case to flip on reddit and still has the audacity to try to milk more money from you.
by ntv242ver2
20 Dec 2020, 09:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 226
Views: 15369

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Good analysis @Nek. Now the question what should i look for in my ptfe srpay to determine if it is mineral base or safe for plastic XD
by ntv242ver2
19 Dec 2020, 13:37
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 226
Views: 15369

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

I have actually found some black stuff on the sliders. I might be able to find one that still has that. It was presumably lube. Skcm whites, still. I am guessing that those black stuffs are where the switch plate contacts with the slider correct? That should be just stain, you can tell right away w...
by ntv242ver2
19 Dec 2020, 09:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 226
Views: 15369

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Yeah i have had bad whites, lots actually. They are not factory lubed, sometimes they are exactly what you have been describing: brutally stiffs and binds. I think there are a few factors attributing to it. Some alps do need breaking in, believe it or not. Of course, it could also be that the switch...
by ntv242ver2
17 Dec 2020, 00:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Are there buckling dome switches? Alternative to beam spring.
Replies: 7
Views: 483

Re: Are there buckling dome switches? Alternative to beam spring.

Wouldn’t fujitsu leaf spring clicky be close to what you are thinking here?
by ntv242ver2
13 Dec 2020, 17:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to improve MX Blacks?
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: How to improve MX Blacks?

Too much work to make them worth using. Spring swap at minimum, very likely lube, probably film while you have them taken apart. If they're muh muh vint blacks I'd just sell them to some dumbass on Reddit. Box Navy is awesome, I've heard good things about Jade but never used them. If you want a goo...
by ntv242ver2
08 Dec 2020, 13:52
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage black or no?
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Vintage black or no?

those metal "pin" are just from the diode. The best way, as always, is to find time stamp on the keyboard, ideally the pcb I will try to find the date, but I did not see it on the printed circuit board. Wyse has some paper stamp with date on them, often on the top of the pcb. Also stamp on case.
by ntv242ver2
07 Dec 2020, 21:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage black or no?
Replies: 11
Views: 585

Re: Vintage black or no?

those metal "pin" are just from the diode. The best way, as always, is to find time stamp on the keyboard, ideally the pcb
by ntv242ver2
02 Dec 2020, 18:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Lubricant FOUND!
Replies: 226
Views: 15369

Re: Alps Lubricant FOUND!

Well, I on the other hand will just verify that Nyogel 760G does nothing for Blue ALPS (and all SKCM that are prelubed). In fact it does the exact opposite, it exacerbates the friction making them even more scratchy. Back to the drawing board. Yikes... well then. RIP to those that tried 😬 It's a bi...
by ntv242ver2
27 Nov 2020, 21:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best cheap keyboards?
Replies: 32
Views: 1398

Re: Best cheap keyboards?

that's a tough price point for vintage, i guess some apple extended keyboard II or Dell at102 could go that low but in general you kind of have to look around 50 ish quid
by ntv242ver2
27 Nov 2020, 21:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Best cheap keyboards?
Replies: 32
Views: 1398

Re: Best cheap keyboards?

some cheap chinese brand like Royal kludge or Drevo or Dragon st st should be around that range, most of them are blue - clicky though.
by ntv242ver2
27 Nov 2020, 12:04
Forum: Workshop
Topic: New SMD Model F controllers available
Replies: 32
Views: 2950

Re: New SMD Model F controllers available

Hi everyone!! Just want to take this opportunity to thank a lot of DT members in here who has helped me tremendously. I have an F XT with a dead brain, so i was looking around for a way to do a brain transpant for it. Thanks heaven that i stumbled across this thread and have met wonderful people her...
by ntv242ver2
27 Nov 2020, 11:57
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FS] Whitechapel keyboard
Replies: 3
Views: 595

Re: [FS] Whitechapel keyboard

Do you know what switches does it use?
by ntv242ver2
24 Nov 2020, 20:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Unidentified POS keyboard restoration and retrobrighting
Replies: 22
Views: 2642

Re: Unidentified POS keyboard restoration and retrobrighting

Yavion wrote:
17 Feb 2019, 12:17

Retrobrighting was good, I kept it for 48 hours or so and it wouldn's hurt if I did it for a bit more but I didn't want to overdo it since it was my first retrobright project ever!

i would love to know more about the system you use
by ntv242ver2
17 Nov 2020, 20:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Aek 83 pcb
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Aek 83 pcb

Kek, one genuine question is why would you need flex on the pcb tho XD
by ntv242ver2
16 Nov 2020, 10:13
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3679
Views: 328587

Re: Alps Appreciation

Sorry to ruin your discovery there @hellothere and @ntv242ver2, but that's just a cover Alps used for the very tall Apple keycaps. They clip in to a standard Alps switch, in this case an SKCM Orange. Still, though, it's a rather uncommon piece to find, so it's a neat find nonetheless. :) no worries...
by ntv242ver2
15 Nov 2020, 14:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3679
Views: 328587

Re: Alps Appreciation

dear PP, Stahp hoarding all the cool focus in our continent!! The Eu people. JK, congrats on the black focus, it is dope my friend. Yup. Housing very different. Sorry that I didn't notice that before. I also didn't notice that it has two "hash bars" instead of four. It's neat. I'd love to desolder a...
by ntv242ver2
13 Nov 2020, 13:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage black or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Vintage black or no?

Unlikely i think, other experts are welcome to chip in, but to the information i acquired on the internet (wiki to be specific) On October 1, 1999, the SNI was overtaken by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners. The name was changed to Wincor Nixdorf GmbH. So this is likely the ...
by ntv242ver2
13 Nov 2020, 12:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Vintage black or no?
Replies: 5
Views: 366

Re: Vintage black or no?

The most reliable thing is any sort of timestamp, preferably on the pcb, to confirm if this is vintage black or not. especially if your plan is to resell them later :)
by ntv242ver2
12 Nov 2020, 16:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 4463
Views: 451773

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Fujitsu leaf spring linear for the top two.
Fujitsu something dome with slider i cant remember but not that popular, for the middle one
No idea for the last one, cherry My maybe, i am thinking of a cherry keyboard
by ntv242ver2
12 Nov 2020, 01:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3679
Views: 328587

Re: Alps Appreciation

You are not the first one to mistaken this as a broken switch :) it is not a broken switch. That is just how it is. Hence why i take many pictures from diff angles so people can compare and contrast. The housing is very very different
by ntv242ver2
12 Nov 2020, 01:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternative to toothpicks for opening Alps key switches
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Alternative to toothpicks for opening Alps key switches

No i am referring to the one in that thingiverse link some one shared earlier.

I am sure you can pay some 3d printing service to print and post it to you.

It works like a charm and a champ, here, check how easy it is
https://imgur.com/a/Kjupqfh
by ntv242ver2
11 Nov 2020, 22:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alternative to toothpicks for opening Alps key switches
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Alternative to toothpicks for opening Alps key switches

You can also print alps opener. The file is public
by ntv242ver2
10 Nov 2020, 12:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3679
Views: 328587

Re: Alps Appreciation

Hi folks, Found something pretty fun so i thought i would share. When cleaning a m0116 i found this pretty interesting switch in the place of the power button https://i.imgur.com/pjOJnxQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/VqaXUyO.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OXQssQ1.jpg Now i don't have that much experience like ve...
by ntv242ver2
31 Oct 2020, 22:38
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Internal Soarer's Converter from scratch (beginner friendly)
Replies: 11
Views: 4696

Re: Internal Soarer's Converter from scratch (beginner friendly)

Hi, how would you deal with the lack of grounding for this mod? I have to do an internal converter for my F XT and it just inputs random characters to the pc, someone pointed out the lack of grounding for my F XT but i don't really know how to incorporate that with this mod.

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