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by JBert
19 Sep 2020, 13:24
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: First mechanical keyboard questions
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: First mechanical keyboard questions

You guys have been fooled by a spambot. It looks like this is a post [also occurred on Geekhack](https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=107230.0). The spammer in this topic has now edited the post to reveal a link.
by JBert
07 Sep 2020, 15:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rebooting a Soarers?
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Rebooting a Soarers?

Other converters might also suffer from this problem, but you would be able to unplug them if you can reach the USB plug.
by JBert
06 Sep 2020, 18:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Shit, I fell for it
Replies: 41
Views: 1590

Re: Shit, I fell for it

Oh, right, this was that person who was originally stating that if people were interested in the particular type of switches in a keyboard, they should ask the seller before closing the deal (and especially to check if the keyboard was modified). If the deal's done, tough luck. "Sure, it was made qu...
by JBert
05 Sep 2020, 09:28
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Resin print keyboard parts factory
Replies: 48
Views: 2587

Re: Resin print keyboard parts factory

About the flipper, could it be that it doesn't work perfectly because the spring is not seated correctly on the little stem? When the spring buckles, it applies a "moment" (not sure if the translation is correct), and if it is not seated firmly, the buckling doesn't translate in a "moment" acting o...
by JBert
23 Aug 2020, 19:48
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 172149

Re: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

No to both questions.
by JBert
31 Jul 2020, 10:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM F XT Spewing
Replies: 30
Views: 1867

Re: IBM F XT Spewing

If you're talking about that little metal plate clamping onto the cable: I'm pretty sure it's not connected to anything and is just meant to keep the cable inside. Only the little frayed wire with the loop on the end is connected to the cable's shield. Another question though: how are those resistor...
by JBert
25 Jul 2020, 10:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*
Replies: 61
Views: 4843

Re: I visited Unicomp a couple days ago, typed on their new Mini M, and asked them some community questions. *long*

...The pivots are different between the f and the m, anyway this has nothing to do with the fact the the f is lighter that the m,... This is EXACTLY the reason why they feel different. As I said, If you put a model F spring in an Model M, it will feel heavier like the original Model M and vice vers...
by JBert
14 Jul 2020, 13:31
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 172149

Re: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

While there are translation mistakes in the text (including the title), the bit you quoted actually looks correct. Basically it refers to this USB C connector diagram: mmmbbohpxsacjnr5v0xhagzly6g_usb_c_diagram.png Here you can see that there are connector pins labeled A1 to A12, and pins B1 to B12. ...
by JBert
30 Jun 2020, 14:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Model F XT Spewing Junk on hid_listen using Soarer's Converter
Replies: 22
Views: 1395

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. The XT keyboard is not hot-pluggable and the converter may fail to pro...
by JBert
17 Jun 2020, 10:49
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB]Case for Novatocuh
Replies: 4
Views: 1778

Re: [WTB]Case for Novatocuh

Did you spot the person selling one here:

viewtopic.php?f=55&t=24082

Or is the price too high?
by JBert
14 Jun 2020, 10:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Soarer's WYSE Converter
Replies: 13
Views: 1501

Re: Soarer's WYSE Converter

What is the result you get? Is there still plastic around the wire or are you breaking the actual conducting wires? What kind of tool are you using? A fixed-size tool might not have the size you need. For fine wire I tend to use one of these adjustable "European" wire strippers: https://commons.m.wi...
by JBert
16 May 2020, 23:26
Forum: News
Topic: Verge is laughably clueless on Keyboards
Replies: 24
Views: 3242

Re: Verge is laughably clueless on Keyboards

The thing is: Model M is garbage. A ruthless cost cutting exercise on Model F The thing is: Model F is garbage. A ruthless cost¹ cutting exercise on beam springs. ¹ and thickness, if you want to be pedantic *Cough* contamination shield *cough* Of course, the F then did go on to incorporate crumblin...
by JBert
09 May 2020, 23:20
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)
Replies: 55
Views: 10693

Re: IBM 5251 terminal USB conversion (but not what you think)

Oh my...

How did tagging work again so that we don't forget this in the next deskthority Awards?
by JBert
04 May 2020, 02:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?
Replies: 34
Views: 3017

Re: Your typing skills are totally erased: what would you learn?

I was constantly switching between AZERTY, QWERTY and QWERTY (US International ). My layout at home was always QWERTY, but at work I sometimes needed French characters. Switching gradually drove me crazy: it meant inadvertently pressing CTRL-W when I meant CTRL-Z or CTRL-Q when I needed CTRL-A. Sinc...
by JBert
30 Apr 2020, 00:55
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II
Replies: 24
Views: 1972

Re: New ThinkPad Trackpoint Keyboard II

T470s was best laptop I had, that keyboard was amazing. Don't know hwy they put Fn key in CTRL place - I always switched it in BIOS. Whoa! How do you do that? I love my T440p but that key has always driven me crazy! On my T440 it takes a restart, at which point you need to press F1 or Enter to get ...
by JBert
30 Mar 2020, 14:46
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I guess we need a thread to show how dirty a keyboard could be.
Replies: 23
Views: 1925

Re: I guess we need a thread to show how dirty a keyboard could be.

John Doe wrote:
30 Mar 2020, 07:21
It's an f122 left in a room of a house since 1983.
Did the roof fall in or something? :shock:
by JBert
12 Mar 2020, 11:04
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM model F XT not working suddenly
Replies: 49
Views: 3928

Re: IBM model F XT not working suddenly

If anyone's still having issues with this, and theyre sure its the controller board, can send someone an xt controller for the cost of shipping. It seems you forgot a few words there. I guess you mean that you have a spare controller which you are willing to send to someone if they pay for shipping?
by JBert
11 Feb 2020, 12:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is it just me?
Replies: 20
Views: 2278

Re: Is it just me?

The keyboard currently sitting in front of me is a GH60 built from a Poker keyboard with its original MX Blacks. These are not the vintage ones, just whatever Vortex used in 2011. During typing you don't really have any trouble whether they're lubed or not - they might not be ultra-smooth when slowl...
by JBert
06 Feb 2020, 01:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Keyboards banned from work
Replies: 24
Views: 2602

Re: Keyboards banned from work

All was well and good, but now I'm in a different desk and my former desk is used by someone else... who has a common, run-of-the-mill rubber dome keyboard. And the cow orker I mentioned now complains that the new guy 's keyboard makes a lot of noise. I had a colleague who you could hear across the...
by JBert
02 Feb 2020, 03:16
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Weird HP keypad with 32 keys
Replies: 6
Views: 1344

Re: Weird HP keypad with 32 keys

The shape reminds me of the IBM LPFK, though I couldn't say if it's just coincidence or not.
by JBert
09 Jan 2020, 14:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches

Honestly , if your doing keyboard work even semi regularly you want a proper air pump or compressor operated desoldering station. I have an ancient weller system that i use and its pritty good altho the hand piece has had its day and needs fixing. In an ideal world you would go for something like t...
by JBert
08 Jan 2020, 10:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches
Replies: 8
Views: 704

Re: Looking for desoldering advice for MX LED switches

Do you care only for the switches or do you want to reuse the keyboard PCB? If it's the latter you will need to clean up the old solder and that can only be done with a solder sucker and / or braid. However, if it's the former then having a solder sucker will still be interesting. When I remove sold...
by JBert
02 Jan 2020, 12:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1572

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

Ouch!

Any idea what happened there? Might the flipper have been fractured before or was the flipper stuck in some way that you broke it when you pressed rather hard?

I've never seen a flipper break like that...
by JBert
01 Jan 2020, 11:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck
Replies: 19
Views: 1572

Re: IBM Model F key gets a bit stuck

I posted a few steps how to hold the keyboard when pressing keycaps on.

I have had similar keys like yours where a key would make an unsatisfying "ploink" sound and where it would feel weird. Just removing the keycap and putting it back on in a specific way solved the issue.
by JBert
29 Dec 2019, 23:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 172149

Re: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

If I have a keyboard that is AT/XT switchable, is there any reason you guys could think of that it would be preferable to use AT over XT (or vice versa)? With regards to stability I wouldn't know, but with regards to features you should keep in mind that the XT mode will not support the keyboard st...
by JBert
29 Dec 2019, 23:23
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 797
Views: 172149

Re: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO

scrd checks what kind of configs are found in the converter's flash memory. If it's fresh out of the box you will never have uploaded a config, thus it is normal that you get an empty result.
by JBert
29 Dec 2019, 18:06
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Random keypresses from IBM Model F XT with Soarer's
Replies: 8
Views: 1166

Re: Random keypresses from IBM Model F XT with Soarer's

I've got no news for you. I have disassembled my model F at one point and actually haven't put it back together again...

It seems I need to get a Round Tuit.
by JBert
29 Dec 2019, 18:01
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IBM XT Model F tactility issues
Replies: 2
Views: 405

Re: IBM XT Model F tactility issues

The springs in a model F only work properly if they meet the keycap at the right spot: a little dimple which can be seen if you look inside the keycap. The best way to get the springs in the right spot is to unplug the keyboard and then to let it rest on your lap. Take the front edge and pull it upw...
by JBert
15 Dec 2019, 00:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What happened to the Blue Cube adapters?
Replies: 35
Views: 2334

Re: What happened to the Blue Cube adapters?

@SneakyRobb Not to mention that at one point they got competition on the enthusiast market from converters like Soarer's converter or its minituarized version, the Orihalcon converter.
by JBert
24 Oct 2019, 20:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Are there any unconvertible switches left?
Replies: 11
Views: 2782

Re: Are there any unconvertible switches left?

>There are some weird patents in the Wiki about rollover that remind me of what you write. Microsoft Sidewinder X4 also had increased rollover using resistors, and tho That was an interesting read, thanks. Well the microsoft rep admitted that their tech works by putting a resistor at each switch to...

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