Search found 56 matches

by 2ter
13 Aug 2019, 19:47
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread
Replies: 128
Views: 7768

Re: IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

from some old calculator thing i found in the trash:
IMG_20190813_190715.jpg
IMG_20190813_190715.jpg (512.81 KiB) Viewed 172 times
by 2ter
16 Jul 2019, 22:40
Forum: Workshop
Topic: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off
Replies: 25
Views: 1206

Re: SOLVED: Beamspring 3101 controller won't slide off

Did you buy this from a seller from Austria?
by 2ter
03 Jul 2018, 15:29
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for knowledge/expertise on a mid 80s keyboard switch.
Replies: 5
Views: 289

or you could wire it as if it would be two switches and actually take advantage of the switch.
by 2ter
02 Jul 2018, 17:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Looking for knowledge/expertise on a mid 80s keyboard switch.
Replies: 5
Views: 289

probably double action switches: two contacts for the normal keypress, the other two for when you press harder all the way down. is it marquardt butterfly switches ( https://deskthority.net/wiki/Marquardt_Butterfly )? it should have mitsumi standard mechanical and the switches with 4 pins should be ...
by 2ter
22 Jun 2018, 13:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 191190

Is this Cherry Olympia clear? I don`t think the Carrera II comes with the clear linear Cherry switches. They are used in the Carrera and Carrera SI, but those can also come with Marquart 6180 switches. My guess is that the Olympia Cherry switches where adapted to meet the Marquart 6180 specificatio...
by 2ter
17 May 2018, 08:49
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: My Apple M0116 Space Bar and Stabilizer keys feel mushy. Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 450

the hollow guides for the stabilizers might be loose on the plate or missaligned, check if they sit well on the plate and grease them.
by 2ter
12 Apr 2018, 21:46
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How can I harvest switches without damaging them?
Replies: 7
Views: 351

desolder all the switches first, lift off the pcb and push the switches out of the plate one by one. i don´t know of a way to avoid breaking some of the wings.
by 2ter
28 Mar 2018, 23:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Were all IBM WheelWriter keyboards buckling spring?
Replies: 6
Views: 528

The wheelwriter keyboard i took apart didn't have a rubber sheet but o-rings instead . This made it louder/more clicky
by 2ter
15 Feb 2018, 16:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Rackmount keyboard with simplified Alps clones: what to do with it?
Replies: 10
Views: 2012

I plan to put some better switches in mine, get rid of the touchpad and make a new case for it.
by 2ter
10 Jan 2018, 12:01
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mitsumi standard mechanical Type 1 Two Fingers switches
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Wow, what a find! What date codes are there on the typewriter? If Mitsumi made the PCB, it should have a date label on it. Also, what codes are there on the PCB? I am hoping that there is something resembling known [wiki]Mitsumi model numbers[/wiki] that would give us the series name of the switche...
by 2ter
09 Jan 2018, 01:13
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Mitsumi standard mechanical Type 1 Two Fingers switches
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Mitsumi standard mechanical Type 1 Two Fingers switches

I found this switches in an Olympia Startype typewriter:
olympia_startype_mitsumi.jpg
olympia_startype_mitsumi.jpg (1.16 MiB) Viewed 431 times
mitsumistandardmechanicaltype1_twofinger_parts.jpg
mitsumistandardmechanicaltype1_twofinger_parts.jpg (1.46 MiB) Viewed 431 times
mitsumistandardmechanicaltype1_logo.jpg
mitsumistandardmechanicaltype1_logo.jpg (1.03 MiB) Viewed 431 times
mitsumistandardmechanicaltype1_twofinger.jpg
mitsumistandardmechanicaltype1_twofinger.jpg (1015.68 KiB) Viewed 431 times
by 2ter
02 Jan 2018, 10:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 191190

seebart wrote: Does anyone know if this TOSHIBA PA7354E keypad is mechanical and if so what switches it uses? Thanks.
TOSHIBA PA7354E.jpg
workshop-f7/toshiba-numeric-keypad-t17682.html

Those keypads are made by Mitsumi
by 2ter
14 Nov 2017, 18:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Toshiba Numeric Keypad
Replies: 2
Views: 487

Toshiba Numeric Keypad

I found this keypad in one of my keyboard boxes the other night and was wondering if there is an easy way to convert this to usb? originally i had put it in the box because the switches are scratchy, squeaky and bind. since then i have found a keyboard with white cherry mount mitsumi miniature switc...
by 2ter
11 Nov 2017, 22:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 2761
Views: 209183

pearl buckling krampus
pearldevil_1.jpg
pearldevil_1.jpg (541.02 KiB) Viewed 1583 times
by 2ter
07 Nov 2017, 20:01
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who cycles?
Replies: 286
Views: 15016

since i don't have another use for the, left over from crt times, corner desk, it has become my bicycle rack. its out of the way and makes people smile. my co-worker thinks the apple keyboard with click modded white damped alps is quieter than the bigfoot dell i have used before. the keypad adds fun...
by 2ter
07 Nov 2017, 11:43
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Who cycles?
Replies: 286
Views: 15016

i commute to work
IMG_20171107_113644.jpg
IMG_20171107_113644.jpg (1.68 MiB) Viewed 1536 times
by 2ter
30 Oct 2017, 11:55
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Help with lubing Alps
Replies: 45
Views: 1977

i would never use alcohol to clean plastic because it can damage the plastic surfaces.
if you really need to use a solvent to get rid of sticky or oily residues you should first try with dish soap dissolved in lots of water and if necessary put some drops of alcohol into the solution.
by 2ter
25 Oct 2017, 21:53
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 191190

acme or something similar, don't remember the exact model or name. should have alps clone switches.
the keycaps on mine are printed.
are the proworld linear or the clicky variant?
by 2ter
19 Oct 2017, 21:50
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread
Replies: 3713
Views: 191190

kbdfr wrote: The Ortek MCK142 Pro has a similar "banner".
Anyway, even on such a small pic the font (not the keyboard, of course) is clearly recognizable as Cherry.
Want to take a bet on that? :mrgreen:
I bet those aren't original Cherry. Look at the German specific keys and how bad they are printed.
by 2ter
06 Oct 2017, 14:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What glue to attach wires to case of old keyboard?
Replies: 12
Views: 418

You could use copper tape instead of wires and put some layers of clearcoat over it.
by 2ter
02 Oct 2017, 12:38
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: What are you listening to at the moment?
Replies: 1456
Views: 87629

by 2ter
28 Sep 2017, 21:23
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Inverted Soarer's converter
Replies: 7
Views: 574

this could be what you are looking for:
keyboards-f2/xt-to-ps-2-converter-for-m ... 11474.html
by 2ter
28 Sep 2017, 00:00
Forum: Gallery
Topic: IBM Electronic Typewriter Model 95 - Capacitive Buckling Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 2328

What's the reasoning behind o-rings and why have they disappeared since? I don't think the orings do anything with bottoming out, only area you can place something that will effect that would be on the top of the barrel. I think they are only for changing the buckling sound response. Edit : adding ...
by 2ter
25 Sep 2017, 20:59
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4411
Views: 257623

Nice board! Caps seems not shine. But I think it's have Cherry MX Clear. You can recognize it as a cherry mx white switch by the little stub on the slider. it feels similar to mx blue switches, only that some click and some don't. as far as i know this happens because of the grease that is applied ...
by 2ter
23 Sep 2017, 15:25
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4411
Views: 257623

What can i expect to get for this xt-keyboart by Micronorth Co Ltd? It uses white cherry mx switches that feel a little inconsistent, but it is working fine. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8707/28276760884_b9b72e59e7_k.jpg https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8869/28894074385_496303ff84_k.jpg https://farm...
by 2ter
14 Sep 2017, 19:34
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4411
Views: 257623

this is the ones i have:
m122x3.jpg
m122x3.jpg (796.07 KiB) Viewed 1423 times
m122x3_number.jpg
m122x3_number.jpg (391.21 KiB) Viewed 1423 times
by 2ter
14 Sep 2017, 11:47
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4411
Views: 257623

What would be a fair price to ask for a cleaned and testet M 122 made in the UK in 89? With or without converter?
by 2ter
13 Sep 2017, 09:57
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: The Heresy
Replies: 27
Views: 1448

I've thought about using a true 60% keyboard (no arrow keys!) together with an accessory keypad, because it can do double duty for both numbers and navigation. However. . . You just can't do that on a Mac unless the keypad is programmable (like say a MAX Falcon-20), because Mac OS has no concept of...
by 2ter
31 Jul 2017, 23:36
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4411
Views: 257623

G80-3000SFD?

Go to advanced search