[Vendor] [OT]Franklin Ace 1000

Looks kind of like an Apple II, but bigger. Comes with on 5.25" external floppy drive. Missing 1 keycap (the letter F).
Totally untested.
Anybody wants it, make an offer.
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elecplus wrote:Missing 1 keycap (the letter F).

It sounds like somebody "got the F out of there". :D

The keyboard is probably Key Tronic. I have one.
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It will get the f... out of here soon, if no one claims it. Going into the scrap pile.
Warehouse is supposed to be empty by tomorrow, but it will not happen at this rate.
Still about 1/4 of the upstairs and 1/4 of the downstairs to go.
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I'll take it. I missed one of these on eBay a while ago. It has Cherry key caps IIRC.
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...er sorry, the Ace 1000 is an all in one unit. I'll pass. Another Franklin Ace has a detachable keyboard.
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I don't think Cherry caps. I will post a pic tomorrow. But you are welcome to it!
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XMIT wrote:...er sorry, the Ace 1000 is an all in one unit. I'll pass. Another Franklin Ace has a detachable keyboard.

You are correct, all in one, like an Apple II.
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Cool thing of computing history that one. A clone of Apple II down to the circuit layout and ROM but bigger.. and with a numeric keyboard.
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Interesting, when you edit the OP, it does not change on Spy. Anyways, pic added to OP.
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Yes! The spy does NOT track edits. Which means Seebart is top ninja around here for we spies!
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See... I knew it was Key Tronic. (some people just don't listen... yeah, I'm looking at you, XMIT)
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Sorry, I was too busy packing orders. Buy more keyboards!

No, I was thinking of the Franklin Ace 2000, which has a detachable keyboard as mentioned above.
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I hate to date myself, but the Franklin Ace 1000 was my second computer. A real step up from my trusty Vic 20. Interesting that there are still some out there!
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The 100, 1000, 1200, and the 1100 all use the Keytronics keyboard PCB and capacitive switches. The switches are the same ones you'll find on the Apple Lisa keyboard.
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That particular vintage tall keytronic module with that key layout was used in a lot of stuff. I just finished converting one that went to an old Genrad terminal. Criminally underrated switch IMO. The smoothness puts even stuff like NOS alps in pingmasters to shame. You just have to replace the foam with harder stuff, and setting them up is a little more finicky than other capacitive switches I've dealt with, mostly because you're dealing with lower threshold values where you want to actuate and them needing more debouncing.
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groinksan wrote:The 100, 1000, 1200, and the 1100 all use the Keytronics keyboard PCB and capacitive switches. The switches are the same ones you'll find on the Apple Lisa keyboard.

Does the Franklin 8000 use the same switches? If so is there a specific list of keyboards that use it? I'm trying to find a couple switches to repair one. I'm usually not a f&f fan, but these switches are crazy smooth and I really want to save this keyboard.
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Polecat wrote:
groinksan wrote:The 100, 1000, 1200, and the 1100 all use the Keytronics keyboard PCB and capacitive switches. The switches are the same ones you'll find on the Apple Lisa keyboard.

Does the Franklin 8000 use the same switches? If so is there a specific list of keyboards that use it? I'm trying to find a couple switches to repair one. I'm usually not a f&f fan, but these switches are crazy smooth and I really want to save this keyboard.
No, yours uses Multitech foam and foil, which as it happens I reviewed today xD . The Key Tronic version is different.
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Yeah, the board in the OP uses the wiki/File:KeyTronic_Tall_Stem_1983b.jpg
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Chyros wrote:
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groinksan wrote:The 100, 1000, 1200, and the 1100 all use the Keytronics keyboard PCB and capacitive switches. The switches are the same ones you'll find on the Apple Lisa keyboard.

Does the Franklin 8000 use the same switches? If so is there a specific list of keyboards that use it? I'm trying to find a couple switches to repair one. I'm usually not a f&f fan, but these switches are crazy smooth and I really want to save this keyboard.
No, yours uses Multitech foam and foil, which as it happens I reviewed today xD . The Key Tronic version is different.

Oooh, excellent, thank you! I found the KB-084 ID on mine and made the Multitech connection, but I didn't realize they made the actual switches. I've never seen those in anything else, but I'm not in a hurry and I'll find a parts donor eventually.
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