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by kmnov2017
12 Nov 2019, 22:31
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359387

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

This: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174090203517 and this, from same guy https://www.ebay.com/itm/174090302476 nobody's bid anything yet... In Europe no one pays that high for Beamsprings. The last few beamspring listings in Germany didn't cross 500. Considering most people on DT got their beamers for l...
by kmnov2017
11 Nov 2019, 18:08
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Wash springs & flippers in IBM Model F XT?
Replies: 9
Views: 439

Re: Wash springs & flippers in IBM Model F XT?

No water for the springs or flippers. Springs need to be washed in IPA if necessary. Flippers should just be dry wiped, or use compressed air.
by kmnov2017
11 Nov 2019, 09:58
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359387

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

It's an authentic Beam Spring, hence at any price it's worth it. Would use it as a wall hanging once it's cleaned up and mounted properly. Very cherished art piece, worth far more to me than any Pollock or Hofmann. I have paid 80€ for mine, subtract 30 for the case ... I paid 800$ for mine and I re...
by kmnov2017
10 Nov 2019, 22:12
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359387

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

For that rusted piece of poop, even 50 euros is a bit too high....
by kmnov2017
10 Nov 2019, 09:40
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ibm model F XT replacement pad/foam/reassembly issues
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Ibm model F XT replacement pad/foam/reassembly issues

On one of my XTs, I never bothered to replace the foam. It feels even more crisper that before. Love it.
by kmnov2017
08 Nov 2019, 07:19
Forum: Other external
Topic: Great/Interesting Finds
Replies: 22857
Views: 1359387

Re: Great/Interesting Finds

xicanoink wrote:
08 Nov 2019, 03:53
some more blue alps! these leading edge blues are dropping in price it seems...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Leading-Edge-D ... SwWI1dxLpI
Thats indeed a good price for the condition...
by kmnov2017
03 Nov 2019, 16:54
Forum: Workshop
Topic: XT/AT/PS2/Terminal to USB Converter with NKRO
Replies: 759
Views: 134333

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

Check that your cables are not shorting each other. If that doesn't fix it, make sure your keyboard is grounded to the Promicro.
by kmnov2017
02 Nov 2019, 13:16
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard
Replies: 34
Views: 3799

Re: Convert&Restoration project of IBM 3742 beamspring keyboard

Great job. Your patience and hard work on this project is commendable...
by kmnov2017
30 Oct 2019, 18:00
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Model M SDL Cable
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: [WTB] IBM Model M SDL Cable

Ok in that case message me, I have cables that I can sell for cheap...
by kmnov2017
30 Oct 2019, 17:21
Forum: Want to buy
Topic: [WTB] IBM Model M SDL Cable
Replies: 6
Views: 2031

Re: [WTB] IBM Model M SDL Cable

Or you could just solder in promicro (they cost less than 3 euros) and you have a USB mod on your Model M
Alternatively, you can pry open one of those active USB to PS2 converters (they cost exactly 1 euro), remove the PCB from them and solder that to the Model M PCB.
by kmnov2017
29 Oct 2019, 13:36
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MX blacks: random impressions
Replies: 95
Views: 6466

Re: MX blacks: random impressions

I stumbled upon this thread just last week and having gone over it, I have to agree I do love my vintage MX blacks as well. While I frequently swap between my Beamspring, several model Fs, several Ms, a blue Alps and this wyse Mx black: I have to admit I end up using the vintage blacks more and more...
by kmnov2017
24 Oct 2019, 15:38
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: A little help with keycaps
Replies: 2
Views: 1312

Re: A little help with keycaps

Check ebay, they do tend to pop up once in a while. I noticed cyrillic keycaps just a few weeks ago and it was a quite a good deal (15 euros for a complete set).
by kmnov2017
23 Oct 2019, 20:41
Forum: News
Topic: Is Mechanicon 2019 happening?
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

Re: Is Mechanicon 2019 happening?

So just heard back that Mechanicon 2019 won't be happening. Theres still a plan to have a mechanicon in the future, but currently the organizer is looking for volunteers.

Should you be willing to help, please message the contact on this link
https://fabrik42.keybase.pub/mechanicon2019/index.html
by kmnov2017
21 Oct 2019, 22:53
Forum: News
Topic: Is Mechanicon 2019 happening?
Replies: 1
Views: 1831

Is Mechanicon 2019 happening?

Haven't seen an event yet for Mechanicon 2019?
It's going to be a pity if there isn't one at Frankfurt this year. Anyone have a clue?
by kmnov2017
20 Oct 2019, 22:20
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Soarer's Converter Troubleshooting
Replies: 5
Views: 1548

Re: Soarer's Converter Troubleshooting

Look at user karlmartin's post. He had a similar problem and fixed it with qmks converter. He also defines how the DIP switches should be set.
by kmnov2017
20 Oct 2019, 12:32
Forum: For sale
Topic: [FS] Beamspring Solenoids
Replies: 2
Views: 1101

Re: [FS] Beamspring Solenoids

This is not a soleniod driver but an actual solenoid. Solenoid cost about 6 or 7 USD on adafruit, and about 2 to 3 USD on AliExpress (including shipping).
by kmnov2017
17 Oct 2019, 16:26
Forum: Want to trade
Topic: Focus 727/747 Blue Alps (1987) open for trade offers
Replies: 16
Views: 3202

Re: Focus 727/747 Blue Alps (1987) open for trade offers

Still no takers ?

Also available for sale. I will consider all fair offers.
by kmnov2017
17 Oct 2019, 09:10
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!
Replies: 6
Views: 984

Re: Industrial Design student needs help with a short, anonymous survey!

I'd be interested to see the results. You should have several responses in by now...
by kmnov2017
15 Oct 2019, 17:30
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Talking w/ someone selling a Chicony KB5181 and I asked if they could tell me the color of the switches...
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Talking w/ someone selling a Chicony KB5181 and I asked if they could tell me the color of the switches...

Obviously the seller is playing with you....
Most sellers couldn't be bothered with sending the pics because the very question of asking them for colour of switches is absurd to them.

If the seller knows what switches are and their value, they'll label it accordingly in the item description...
by kmnov2017
11 Oct 2019, 18:51
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Reattaching space bar on 1983 IBM 4584656!!
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Reattaching space bar on 1983 IBM 4584656!!

Yes you have to take it apart to reinstall the space bar.
by kmnov2017
11 Oct 2019, 18:02
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything
Replies: 36
Views: 8835

Re: Computer Reset Dallas, TX is clearing everything

Richard the owner of the place passed away on Sep 18, 2019

http://www.williamsfuneral.com/obituary ... 6EB9463DD8
by kmnov2017
10 Oct 2019, 09:28
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Problem with IBM Model F AT - all LED lights light up, no key output
Replies: 16
Views: 1925

Re: Problem with IBM Model F AT - all LED lights light up, no key output

I tried both set of resistors (1k and 10k), the keyboard still doesn't work. If it's of any help, HID listen shows that at least the current scan set is identified (AT extended).
by kmnov2017
09 Oct 2019, 12:26
Forum: News
Topic: Stuff you just bought
Replies: 1801
Views: 114442

Re: Stuff you just bought

This looks like an NTC 6151 - White ALPS (most likely)

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