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by E3E
28 Oct 2020, 16:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24104
Views: 2063277

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Whoa, that's a price alright. :lol: Yeah, the reason why people want these comes in two parts: The case, it's compatible with aftermarket PCBs that fit the 3000 footprint, so it can be pretty appealing for such builds. The keycaps. The SAU models have dyesubs which are very desirable, though their c...
by E3E
28 Oct 2020, 15:05
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24104
Views: 2063277

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Someone in Ohio sold a new F77 on fb marketplace for $70 last month. I was really confused by that. I was very tempted to get it but I have no excuse to buy another F. You sure it wasn't an original F77 that they sold without awareness of what it was? :P Of course, it could be anything. Maybe this ...
by E3E
25 Oct 2020, 02:52
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24104
Views: 2063277

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

Weezer wrote:
25 Oct 2020, 01:45
F107 is currently at $3600. Holy shit boys. I'd sell my F107 for $3600.
What the absolute fuck.
by E3E
16 Aug 2020, 01:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305344

Re: Alps Appreciation

The DC-2214 definitely came both ways. I have examples of both in the database. As with the Northgates there doesnt seem to be an exact break by serial number. It's very likely the 3014 came with blue and white switches too. The Leading Edge keyboards came with their computers. Not something you co...
by E3E
30 Jul 2020, 18:18
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 24104
Views: 2063277

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

I feel like part of the lack of care came from less awareness, less information about these, and also generational differences. In the 90s, this equipment was becoming useless and getting phased out and there were so many advances going on that I'm sure made it easy to cast the old, dated stuff asid...
by E3E
21 Jun 2020, 19:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: About yellowing
Replies: 3
Views: 704

Re: About yellowing

While UV is often cited as the prime reason for yellowing of our beloved keyboards' plastics, heat is also another big culprit. If keyboards were stored in an improper environment, ie without climate control, then heat and humidity could've played a part in its yellowing. Also, I believe if there's ...
by E3E
20 Jun 2020, 20:51
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Post your keyboard/keycaps!
Replies: 3058
Views: 372230

Re: Post your keyboard/keycaps!

Where do I get these? They are from the Realforce model 108UG-JS ZH0400. The 108UW ZH0300 comes with cream alphas and grey modifiers (same tone as these). These are JustSystems promotional limited edition models which come with the red modifier keys. There are also vintage OEM model keyboards from ...
by E3E
18 Jun 2020, 14:53
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: The importance of air conditioning
Replies: 8
Views: 3415

Re: The importance of air conditioning

Yeah, like all office workers are rocking model bodies. Ahahaha.

Fun advertising.
by E3E
13 Jun 2020, 05:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Opening and cleaning SMK blue clicky switchs
Replies: 8
Views: 928

Re: Opening and cleaning SMK blue clicky switchs

Oh, easy, just get some toothpicks to wedge I there or if you’re super careful, some small flathead screwdrivers. They are the easiest switches in the world to open without desoldering. Chyrosran22 has a video or two on how to do it. These SMK switches are not the Alps switches you're mistaking the...
by E3E
12 Jun 2020, 21:44
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How many keyboards is enough?!
Replies: 26
Views: 4729

Re: How many keyboards is enough?!

I've kept my collection relatively static for a while now and have grown content with what I have while selling off what I feel less of an attachment to. Ultimately it's all relative, whether you can justify keeping an entire warehouse full of keyboards or just a closet or even less so. It's all up ...
by E3E
12 Jun 2020, 21:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Alps TKL with SKCM Browns [Endgame Candidate]
Replies: 21
Views: 4514

Re: Alps TKL with SKCM Browns [Endgame Candidate]

toniwonkanobi wrote:
12 Jun 2020, 21:10
Scarpia wrote:
12 Jun 2020, 20:42
That’s right, the one I built doesn’t use Alps stabs, since the Granite keyset doesn’t support them.
SGI Granite keyboards don’t have traditional Alps stabilizers?
They mean DSA Granite from Matt3o
by E3E
26 May 2020, 16:41
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 750686

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Weak finish. What a shame. That doesn't look like the original finish at all, nor does it seem anywhere near as durable. Fading from use, from simply resting one's palms on the bezel while typing? I've never seen a single 4704 owner complain about that. Most of the chips and dings on those boards ca...
by E3E
16 May 2020, 22:38
Forum: News
Topic: Verge is laughably clueless on Keyboards
Replies: 24
Views: 3602

Re: Verge is laughably clueless on Keyboards

Shots fired! :lol:

Can't say I really cared much for the beamspring boards I've owned though.

If I had to choose between Cap BS and beamspring, I'd probably take a nice Cap BS variant over a similar (aesthetically pleasing/pleasing layout) beamspring.
by E3E
14 May 2020, 04:26
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 53
Views: 5206

Re: new big skcm blue alps

Good stuff, Robb. Very creative! Seeing those recreations of the housing and slider setup is wild. Very nice work thus far.

The wonders of 3D printing. Otherwise, you'd have to do some serious scratch building to get everything precise one even just one side.
by E3E
14 May 2020, 04:25
Forum: Workshop
Topic: new big skcm blue alps
Replies: 53
Views: 5206

Re: new big skcm blue alps

lol
by E3E
07 May 2020, 15:47
Forum: For sale
Topic: Wholesale lot of keyboards!
Replies: 58
Views: 6462

Re: Wholesale lot of keyboards!

Those dark grey keyboards are obviously not branded NCR - which as an NCR owner I would woefully admit, makes them even rarer :lol: Just as an info, NCR branded boards do not simply have a sticker, the brand is molded together with the upper shell. This is not true. I've had to remove and replace t...
by E3E
28 Apr 2020, 22:21
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Blaise170
Replies: 26
Views: 5192

Re: Blaise170

What a shame. He was a good guy. May he rest in peace. :(
by E3E
19 Apr 2020, 11:50
Forum: Group buys
Topic: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards
Replies: 5675
Views: 750686

Re: F62+F77 orders now open! New Kishsaver+Industrial Model F Keyboards

Wouldn't removing a stablizer that way still not solve the issue? They'd need to place a flipper in that position if I've understood correctly.
by E3E
07 Apr 2020, 02:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305344

Re: Alps Appreciation

jacobtrees1221 wrote:
07 Apr 2020, 01:58
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This is my v80 with canon hipros. I'm gonna be rebuilding this baby next week with SKCL greens. Can't wait!
Wow, that is the first tasteful usage I've seen of the Canon spherical caps. It actually matches very well with the Tai Hao Dolch colorway.

That's very impressive! Good work.
by E3E
07 Apr 2020, 00:56
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3627
Views: 305344

Re: Alps Appreciation

Relax, they're real.
by E3E
31 Mar 2020, 05:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Is the Topre 87U's bottom row standard?
Replies: 3
Views: 484

Re: Is the Topre 87U's bottom row standard?

Nah, not the older design.

It's 1.5u 1u 1.5u 6u 1.5u 1u 1u 1.5u
by E3E
30 Mar 2020, 15:36
Forum: Gallery
Topic: I guess we need a thread to show how dirty a keyboard could be.
Replies: 23
Views: 2209

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

Uhh... What kind of room was it left in? A bathroom?
by E3E
28 Mar 2020, 02:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?
Replies: 24
Views: 2003

Re: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?

They can be affordable, if you find them on taobao. Less so on other more well-searched platforms.

To the OP, I just remembered that I actually have a loose P70 keyboard unit if you're interested. I could send you a PM if you'd like.
by E3E
26 Mar 2020, 18:44
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: How to kill keyboard during restoration
Replies: 10
Views: 1286

Re: How to kill keyboard during restoration

I felt like i have to restore my first vintage keyboard i own, chicony kb-5161a with blue alps switches. So i started it few days ago. Today after cleaning and restoring every switch and solder them back. Then with pluged on keyboard and solder iron i picked up keyboard and somehow touch iron. When...
by E3E
24 Mar 2020, 22:15
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?
Replies: 24
Views: 2003

Re: Linear switch for autoimmune arthritis: light or heavy?

Gosh, there's so much dialogue here that I really couldn't go through all of it, but... If there's any recommendation I'd give that isn't Topre (I personally use silenced 30g Topre if I ever have aches), it would be Alps Plate Spring, aka Alps SKCP. The deskthority wiki cites it as being quite a com...
by E3E
22 Mar 2020, 22:07
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Keyboards in movies/TV series!
Replies: 454
Views: 72167

Re: Keyboards in movies/TV series!

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by E3E
21 Mar 2020, 17:41
Forum: Marketplace Help
Topic: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?
Replies: 4493
Views: 425589

Re: Price Check: How much is my _____ worth?

How much is this 50 key without a case worth? https://img.yapo.cl/images/16/1672747442.jpg https://img.yapo.cl/images/16/1626763177.jpg Yeah, not much without the case, but still... It's stunning to see. Excellent condition. Someone who already owns an F50 might want this as a replacement assembly....
by E3E
18 Mar 2020, 01:55
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer Reset Conundrum
Replies: 82
Views: 12825

Re: Computer Reset Conundrum

LMAO! Shows you the kind of people slandering and hating on Red. Reminds me of myself a little while back hating on a certain fanbase (over that now, thankfully) Of course it does. Both of you have the same unabashed sensitive egos and can't take criticism with any semblance of grace, humility, or ...
by E3E
17 Mar 2020, 20:27
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Computer Reset Conundrum
Replies: 82
Views: 12825

Re: Computer Reset Conundrum

Not gonna lie, this thread is just making you look worse and drawing more attention to you and this entire situation.

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