My new keyboard came in!

CallmeJohn

26 Dec 2020, 08:03

The part number gives it away.

cheater

26 Dec 2020, 08:19

i swear it's not a IBM Lexmark M15 with numpad NOS

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PlacaFromHell

26 Dec 2020, 10:21

:lol: Oh man, I hope it's a beamspring...
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cheater

26 Dec 2020, 16:29

why would you even say that

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PlacaFromHell

26 Dec 2020, 23:25

cheater wrote:
26 Dec 2020, 16:29
why would you even say that
Back in 2010 there was a Christmas meme of a kid staring to a dog wraped in gift paper and saying "I hope it's a PS3". The part number situation and the "I swear is not an M15" made me remember that :D Sorry.

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Wild Duck

26 Dec 2020, 23:42

PlacaFromHell wrote:
26 Dec 2020, 10:21
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Looking at the photo, it's difficult to be sure, but seems you also got an M15 for xmas. Congrats!

cheater

27 Dec 2020, 00:05

PlacaFromHell wrote:
26 Dec 2020, 23:25
cheater wrote:
26 Dec 2020, 16:29
why would you even say that
Back in 2010 there was a Christmas meme of a kid staring to a dog wraped in gift paper and saying "I hope it's a PS3". The part number situation and the "I swear is not an M15" made me remember that :D Sorry.
I'm deeply offended

j/k i photoshopped the part #, it's something else in reality. do you think IBM still used punch cards for their stocking when the M15 was released? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: PSYCH

cheater

28 Dec 2020, 06:39

The Christmas break is kind of boring, so I thought I'd post another picture of my IBM M15 with numpad NOS
totally not an IBM M15 with numpad NOS
totally not an IBM M15 with numpad NOS
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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

28 Dec 2020, 06:58

wut is dat

xxhellfirexx

28 Dec 2020, 07:56

Some Microswitch drop in replacement?

CallmeJohn

28 Dec 2020, 08:57

I know what it is.

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PlacaFromHell

28 Dec 2020, 09:41

Beamspring module maybe?

cheater

28 Dec 2020, 13:11

CallmeJohn wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 08:57
I know what it is.
IBM M15 with numpad NOS?

CallmeJohn

28 Dec 2020, 13:54

cheater wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 13:11
CallmeJohn wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 08:57
I know what it is.
IBM M15 with numpad NOS?
Close but its actually the extremely rare aluminium cased Chester Creek LearningBoard A Full Featured Keyboard. No images exist of it online but what a steal to get it for $500.

cheater

28 Dec 2020, 15:27

CallmeJohn wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 13:54
cheater wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 13:11
CallmeJohn wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 08:57
I know what it is.
IBM M15 with numpad NOS?
Close but its actually the extremely rare aluminium cased Chester Creek LearningBoard A Full Featured Keyboard. No images exist of it online but what a steal to get it for $500.
imagine if you could get 7 of them for $27.25 each & FREE Shipping.

CallmeJohn

28 Dec 2020, 16:32

cheater wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 15:27
CallmeJohn wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 13:54
cheater wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 13:11


IBM M15 with numpad NOS?
Close but its actually the extremely rare aluminium cased Chester Creek LearningBoard A Full Featured Keyboard. No images exist of it online but what a steal to get it for $500.
imagine if you could get 7 of them for $27.25 each & FREE Shipping.
That's the plastic version.

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Weezer

28 Dec 2020, 18:06

Looks like a IBM drop in replacement module. Are you going to show a picture?

headphone_jack

28 Dec 2020, 19:34

Spill already, we want to see this!

cheater

28 Dec 2020, 22:47

CallmeJohn wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 16:32
cheater wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 15:27
CallmeJohn wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 13:54


Close but its actually the extremely rare aluminium cased Chester Creek LearningBoard A Full Featured Keyboard. No images exist of it online but what a steal to get it for $500.
imagine if you could get 7 of them for $27.25 each & FREE Shipping.
That's the plastic version.
I know... that's why I said imagine... sadly imagination is all we have left

cheater

29 Dec 2020, 02:07

headphone_jack wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 19:34
Spill already, we want to see this!
okok... took it out of the box...
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headphone_jack

29 Dec 2020, 06:47

Looks like no IBM keyboard I've ever seen. Are those discreet switches I spy, or do my eyes deceive me?

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Weezer

29 Dec 2020, 07:52

Did you get the 3277 with the funky numpad that was up for a while?

cheater

29 Dec 2020, 10:11

Weezer wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 07:52
Did you get the 3277 with the funky numpad that was up for a while?
what do you mean by "funky numpad"?

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Weezer

29 Dec 2020, 12:58

It had a numpad similar to the 5251 with a 3u zero key instead of the usual 3x4 cluster on most 3277s. Looking at the original listing it seems this is what you have since the discoloration lines on the metal plate are the same.

I'd love more pics of the foam container that it came in if you don't mind. I don't think I've ever seen an unused drop in replacement unit with the original packaging. The switches are probably in great shape too since it never had a contamination shield on it and was never used. Is there a date code anywhere on it?
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cheater

29 Dec 2020, 14:37

disco what?

cheater

29 Dec 2020, 14:40

dude, disco elysium is the shit

Findecanor

29 Dec 2020, 15:01

Just post the damn thing!

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zrrion

29 Dec 2020, 16:11

Image

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JP!

29 Dec 2020, 16:19

[Edit]
At first I thought it was IBM 3741 or 3742 Data Station replacement keyboard module. Punch-card era is a telling clue. On second thought it's more likely to be a 3277 like someone else mentioned.

https://vintagecomputer.ca/ibm-3277-terminal/

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Weezer

29 Dec 2020, 18:24


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