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by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 02:41
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

BY THE WAY... Is that F122's 90° DIN plug the original one? I'd have expected it to have the older, straight DIN plug (so far, I've only seen the 90° one in M 122 battlecruisers). The keyboard I think was refurbished by IBM as on the back label the original part number has been cut out of the label...
by Fkazim
24 Jun 2019, 02:34
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

BY THE WAY... Is that F122's 90° DIN plug the original one? I'd have expected it to have the older, straight DIN plug (so far, I've only seen the 90° one in M 122 battlecruisers). Thanks for the kind words about your other points the keyboard I think was refurbished by IBM as on the back label the ...
by Fkazim
23 Jun 2019, 23:36
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

Great job with actually being able to cram 3mm foam in there. I really don't know how you did it, but you did. It could just be the quality of your camera, but that does sound crisp and nice all over. What's with the Model M spring for the Backspace key? I noticed you uploaded a sound test before t...
by Fkazim
23 Jun 2019, 23:32
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

Coco wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 23:29
Wow, really nice! This is a job well done :D
Thanks It was so much work though compared to the Model F XT and AT so many more flippers, Barrels, Keycaps etc...
by Fkazim
23 Jun 2019, 23:29
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

Thanks really appreciate it :D You have some really nice keyboards yourself damn NIB Model F XT's amazing! Thank you, I try my best to get good finds and share them with everyone at DT. If I found NIB F122's I'd be insanely happy and worried(storage yikes) But an F122 will never let you down, mine ...
by Fkazim
23 Jun 2019, 23:17
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

Re: IBM Model F122 Restoration

Thanks really appreciate it :D

You have some really nice keyboards yourself damn NIB Model F XT's amazing!
by Fkazim
23 Jun 2019, 23:11
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM Model F122 Restoration
Replies: 35
Views: 1089

IBM Model F122 Restoration

How the keyboard looked when I first got it. Keyboard before restoration.jpg Removed top case. Removed top case.jpg Removing all keycaps and keystems. starting to remove all keycaps.jpg Backplate removed. Exposed barrels and flippers.jpg Key barrels and flippers very dirty. flippers and barrels very...
by Fkazim
23 Jun 2019, 01:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?

Wodan wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 14:42
Kill it with fire
When I first looked at this thread someone was already spitting fire about Cherry literally lol.
by Fkazim
23 Jun 2019, 01:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?

Yeah that's true I did give advice anyways first. To add to that I guess the construction will be similar to the Cherry G80-3000. In that case you got to unhook the clips being careful not to snap the clips off. In terms of screws there are non so don't worry about those if indeed the construction i...
by Fkazim
23 Jun 2019, 00:21
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?

Sure. Even if I can't remember ever having had to bolt mod any Cherry keyboard because it stopped working properly. Or ever having had to open a Cherry keyboard at all - and found out it required a tool not available everywhere. But well, apparently Cherry bashing has now become mainstream and IBM ...
by Fkazim
22 Jun 2019, 22:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?

[…] IBM Keyboards are much more repairable […] None of my Cherry keyboards ever needed any repair. I have seen broken Cherry switches before or Cherry switches that output 2 characters when pressed and the only way to solve this problem was to just buy a new switch but that's just my experience.
by Fkazim
22 Jun 2019, 15:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?

Bro cherry is so bad, look at the superior in every way IBM BEAMSPRING!!!1!! Or the IBM Model F XT, Model F AT, Model F122, M122 basically anything Keyboard IBM is better than Cherry LOL! Sure. Even if I can't remember ever having had to bolt mod any Cherry keyboard because it stopped working prope...
by Fkazim
22 Jun 2019, 02:19
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: New Beamspring Converters on Ebay
Replies: 13
Views: 850

Re: New Beamspring Converters on Ebay

Converters Demo Video, Thanks! https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDE1NDY0NDc0OA==.html?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0 https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDE1NDY0MDg5Ng==.html?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0 https://v.youku.com/v_show/id_XNDE1NDYzOTM4MA==.html?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0 What are you using for these converters. Is...
by Fkazim
21 Jun 2019, 17:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?

Not a huge fan of Cherry i swear everyone on this site that doesnt like cherry declares this before posting Bro cherry is so bad, look at the superior in every way IBM BEAMSPRING!!!1!! Or the IBM Model F XT, Model F AT, Model F122, M122 basically anything Keyboard IBM is better than Cherry LOL!
by Fkazim
21 Jun 2019, 16:42
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?
Replies: 30
Views: 1104

Re: Got a Cherry G86, who knows anything about this?

Not a huge fan of Cherry but the first thing I would say is buy a keycap puller as this will enable keycaps to be removed without damaging the key cap or the switch itself. From there it is just inspecting the keyboard for screws locking slips as it is cherry and their keyboards are low quality also...
by Fkazim
20 Jun 2019, 11:27
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Whats up with my model f xt? Two layers of foam?

What you have is replacement foam as the original foam covered the whole PCB controller but your foam is cut slightly short towards the top of the PCB as you can see from the exposed part of the PCB. Now it could be an IBM refurbished unit or could be changed by the old owner who knows but judging b...
by Fkazim
19 Jun 2019, 14:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: IBM 5251 Beamspring with DMAs CommonSense
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Re: IBM 5251 Beamspring with DMAs CommonSense

Great job on converting your IBM 5251 Beamspring but I would just like to ask how could you connect the solenoid driver up to the CY8CKIT-059 development board?

if you could help me out with that it would be much appreciated.
by Fkazim
19 Jun 2019, 10:00
Forum: Workshop
Topic: 1984 IBM 3178 Model C2 USB conversion with solenoid
Replies: 14
Views: 1723

Re: 1984 IBM 3178 Model C2 USB conversion with solenoid

Same I really want the pin out too for the solenoid controller to the CY8CKIT-059 Dev board Thanks.
by Fkazim
17 Jun 2019, 16:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 1086

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

Bad Model F foam doesn't necessarily completely ruin the key feel but the problems that could arise are that some of the degraded foam could get under some of the flippers. This will cause some keys to become unresponsive or stay pressed when you let go. Another less major problem is you might have ...
by Fkazim
17 Jun 2019, 11:07
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Why do you need foam on your model f?
Replies: 22
Views: 1086

Re: Why do you need foam on your model f?

The main purpose of the foam is to stop the key barrels from wobbling because if they wobble the flippers can become dislodged meaning you will lose the click and the switches will stop functioning. I would just make a new mat its really easy. get some 3mm neoprene foam and some leather hole punches...
by Fkazim
13 Jun 2019, 10:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Proper screw size for Model M Screw Mod
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Proper screw size for Model M Screw Mod

I used M2 6mm machine screws with countersunk heads and that worked great for me with no problems at all
by Fkazim
11 Jun 2019, 11:00
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Tautness of keyboard cases and sound
Replies: 3
Views: 278

Re: Tautness of keyboard cases and sound

I have not got my IBM Model F122 yet but when I do I will report my findings about the assembly. I will be replacing the foam with 3mm neoprene foam as always. I won't be bolting the assembly as I never have and the feel and sound don't change much if at all with all my foam replacements without bol...
by Fkazim
10 Jun 2019, 14:12
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Cursed model F thread
Replies: 88
Views: 3521

Re: Cursed model F thread

i think by using clamps and forcing the backplate into the tabs rather then bending the tabs themselves means that there is no mechanical stress put on the tabs unlike what your method would involve by bending the tabs out of the way. Exactly and not to mention if you ever want separate the plates ...
by Fkazim
10 Jun 2019, 04:37
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind

Bump still looking
by Fkazim
10 Jun 2019, 04:37
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind

Just realised the Beamspring Keyboard you are selling is not convertible easily so won't really be a good buy for me.
by Fkazim
07 Jun 2019, 18:38
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind

Wow thanks so much for the link really appreciate it.
by Fkazim
07 Jun 2019, 16:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Which new Board?
Replies: 1
Views: 226

Re: Which new Board?

I know you said you have already tried buckling spring but have you tried capacitive buckling springs? Or have you only tried membrane buckling springs AKA the IBM Model M buckling springs? I used to use cherry MX red gaming keyboard (Func KB-460) then I tried a Model M liked it but felt like there ...
by Fkazim
07 Jun 2019, 16:10
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind

Just had a look at them but the price is way too high for me I want to pay something like $500-$650.

$790 maximum.

Thanks.
by Fkazim
06 Jun 2019, 12:34
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: IBM Beamspring keyboard of any kind

Bump still looking
by Fkazim
04 Jun 2019, 15:31
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)
Replies: 179
Views: 10847

Re: What Are Your IBM Model F Preferences? (XT vs AT vs 122...)

Lately it's been the F AT for me too, since it has the closest layout to a standard TKL once modded. 2019-06-04 00.33.23.jpg Wow that's quite the keycap set you got there also nice ISO mod have not seen more than one other ISO AT. I also like the TKL layout you have but I could never get used to ha...

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