IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

inozenz

05 Aug 2021, 09:27

Roman wrote:
05 Aug 2021, 05:26
https://www.avito.ru/nizhniy_novgorod/t ... 2183792727

Big list of keyboards to identify :). Sadly, number 12 (appears to have Blue Alps) has already been sold. I am currently most interested in numbers 8 (could be SMK 2nd gen Cherry MX mount) and 15 (White Alps or clones?; seems to have legends above the keys similar to Ortek MCK-101).
It says 2, 12, 13, 14 is already sold.

Roman

05 Aug 2021, 15:45

Roman wrote:
05 Aug 2021, 05:26
https://www.avito.ru/nizhniy_novgorod/t ... 2183792727

Big list of keyboards to identify :). Sadly, number 12 (appears to have Blue Alps) has already been sold. I am currently most interested in numbers 8 (could be SMK 2nd gen Cherry MX mount) and 15 (White Alps or clones?; seems to have legends above the keys similar to Ortek MCK-101).
Number 8 appears to be a Chicony KB-5191.

Cyber Junkie

06 Aug 2021, 16:15

Ibm or? big din connector. Thanks
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Cyber Junkie

06 Aug 2021, 22:58

Cyber Junkie wrote:
06 Aug 2021, 16:15
Ibm or? big din connector. Thanks
Opened it and found Datacomp DFK-101. Now to try it.

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hellothere

07 Aug 2021, 03:50

Roman wrote:
05 Aug 2021, 15:45
Roman wrote:
05 Aug 2021, 05:26
https://www.avito.ru/nizhniy_novgorod/t ... 2183792727

Big list of keyboards to identify :). Sadly, number 12 (appears to have Blue Alps) has already been sold. I am currently most interested in numbers 8 (could be SMK 2nd gen Cherry MX mount) and 15 (White Alps or clones?; seems to have legends above the keys similar to Ortek MCK-101).
Number 8 appears to be a Chicony KB-5191.
I'm pretty sure that #15 has Oriental Tech switches (see also this), not white Alps. OK switches are reported to be nasty.

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Lalaland124

14 Aug 2021, 13:20

Supposed to be an old Siemens keyboard. Any guess on use-case and switches?
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John Doe

14 Aug 2021, 19:06

interesting
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c0burn

17 Aug 2021, 21:09

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Jan Pospisil

17 Aug 2021, 21:28

c0burn wrote:
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Based on the model number, it's an ICL keyboard. According to some catalogs they used anything from the KPQ hybrid switches to Fujitsu Peerless, space invaders and Keytronic foam and foil.
Personally it reminds me of the various rebrands of the Acer 6310 series, but it could just as easily be a rubber dome.

c0burn

17 Aug 2021, 21:36

Jan Pospisil wrote:
17 Aug 2021, 21:28
c0burn wrote:
17 Aug 2021, 21:09
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Anyone?
Based on the model number, it's an ICL keyboard. According to some catalogs they used anything from the KPQ hybrid switches to Fujitsu Peerless, space invaders and Keytronic foam and foil.
Personally it reminds me of the various rebrands of the Acer 6310 series, but it could just as easily be a rubber dome.
Thanks. Where did you find the ICL model numbers?

Jan Pospisil

17 Aug 2021, 21:53

c0burn wrote:
17 Aug 2021, 21:36
Jan Pospisil wrote:
17 Aug 2021, 21:28
c0burn wrote:
17 Aug 2021, 21:09
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Based on the model number, it's an ICL keyboard. According to some catalogs they used anything from the KPQ hybrid switches to Fujitsu Peerless, space invaders and Keytronic foam and foil.
Personally it reminds me of the various rebrands of the Acer 6310 series, but it could just as easily be a rubber dome.
Thanks. Where did you find the ICL model numbers?
In a few places, among others here:
http://www.rf-china.com/n18/oct.asp

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keybored

20 Aug 2021, 19:46

new in this forum!. this thread looks really fun

i have this buckling spring keyboard and have no idea what brand it is, or if its even good.

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looks and feels brand new
it feels quite smooth but some keys sound less "clicky"

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raoulduke-esq

20 Aug 2021, 19:48

keybored wrote:
20 Aug 2021, 19:46
i have this rubber dome keyboard
FTFY.

Welcome to the forum!

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keybored

20 Aug 2021, 19:58

raoulduke-esq wrote:
20 Aug 2021, 19:48
keybored wrote:
20 Aug 2021, 19:46
i have this rubber dome keyboard
FTFY.

Welcome to the forum!
thank you!
forgot to show the switches. looks like a buckling spring over membrane
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raoulduke-esq

20 Aug 2021, 20:04

I stand corrected - the concavity on the backplate you showed usually suggests domes but you have an interesting exception here!

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Palatino

20 Aug 2021, 22:52

Yup, Can Tech buckling springs, easy to mistake for rubber dome. I'd love to try these at some point.

https://youtu.be/un65h8NWSAE

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raoulduke-esq

20 Aug 2021, 23:09

One trick for IBM buckling springs that don't feel the same is to remove the cap, make sure the end of the coil is rotated to the 1200 position, tip the board so the springs fall back to the 1200 position, then reattach the cap. No idea if that works here.

Lyrics

27 Aug 2021, 20:03

Found this board in the 'Museum' at work. It's basically the attic, but the boss doesn't get rid of anything, really. So far I've found that it uses Alps SKCC switches, and was used somewhat in connection with a phone line, hence the 'numpad' with * and #. But that's about all I can find. Anyone got some more intel? :)

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inozenz

27 Aug 2021, 21:36

Lyrics wrote:
27 Aug 2021, 20:03
Found this board in the 'Museum' at work. It's basically the attic, but the boss doesn't get rid of anything, really. So far I've found that it uses Alps SKCC switches, and was used somewhat in connection with a phone line, hence the 'numpad' with * and #. But that's about all I can find. Anyone got some more intel? :)

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sadly no info but i really like the color scheme

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zrrion

27 Aug 2021, 22:15

What a nice looking board.
The stem colour looks off to me, as does the mount on the slider. Are you able to get more detailed pictures of that switch? If my spider senses are right that might be a grey GI SKCC switch. If it is that would explain why it has what appear to be non-APLS made caps. My guess is that those are comptec made caps, if you can get a picture of the underside of the cap that could be easily identified as well.

Lyrics

28 Aug 2021, 00:09

The keycaps are dirty but in good shape, the case has some surface rust, but nothing major! I'd love to get it to work one way or another. But that's for later.

I'll make some in-depth pictures tomorrow of the switches and keycaps, as well as some other aspects like PCB and connectors. Gonna check out the Caps Lock as well, since that seems to be a toggle switch. As in it stays down when you press it. For some reason that intrigued me more than it should.

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zrrion

28 Aug 2021, 00:25

latching switches are super cool. I don't think any of the standard toggles should be a think on a modern 101+ key keyboard but that doesn't stop latching switches from being really cool. Looking forward to seeing more pictures

Lyrics

28 Aug 2021, 11:57

Here we go, some more pictures!

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John Doe

28 Aug 2021, 12:04

Oh, alps skcc Cream switches, amazing. You got another score.

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zrrion

28 Aug 2021, 20:01

those stems don't look like normal SKCC. I'm pretty sure those are GI SKCC: wiki/General_Instrument_Series_S950

Specifically it looks like S95010: wiki/File:General_Instrument_S95010_--_ ... _table.jpg
normal SKCC has a much more square stem but this one has some chamfers on the cruciform that align it way more closely with GI A95010. It also doesn't appear to match SKCC cream in colour but that could be an issue with colour balance in the photos.

I don' think the caps are comptec SA, but they could just be a variation I'm not familiar with.

gilis

31 Aug 2021, 17:58

https://imgur.com/a/ZRbeWLm
what of these keyboards?

SomewhatHammer

01 Sep 2021, 04:58

http://imgur.com/gallery/1t3PNud

Losing my mind over this keyboard... I cannot find it anywhere but some Chinese website that makes you install an app to view an article that may or may not feature it.

I used Google lens to find that website.

I'd love to know exactly what this keyboard is. I looked at the "list of every cherry keyboard" section on this forum's wiki and didn't see it. I have a few other rare M7 Cherry boards I picked up recently in case anybody's interested in seeing those too.

Good luck!!!

SomewhatHammer

01 Sep 2021, 06:26

http://imgur.com/gallery/osRWYbo

Here's the other keyboards I got in case anyone here has any information on them. I'm not an expert by any means so any info is helpful!

ExZKV

05 Sep 2021, 16:34

Good day.
Please help me to identify my keyboard.
Switches: Topre
Weight: 2.6 kg (5.7 lb)
Connector: mini DIN-8, but pinout not the same with anyone other mini DIN-8:
1 thru IC7416 inverter to pin 35 D8749HC processor "Program Output"
2 thru IC7416 inverter to pin 1 D8749HC processor "Test 0 input/output"
3 +5V
4 thru IC7416 inverter to pin 39 D8749HC processor "Test 1 input"
5 thru IC7416 inverter to pin 37 D8749HC processor "Program Output"
6 +5V
7 GND
8 GND
It seems to me that there should still be some strip above the F-buttons, but it is lost
From what is this keyboard and how much may it cost?
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MMcM

05 Sep 2021, 16:48

ExZKV wrote:
05 Sep 2021, 16:34
Please help me to identify my keyboard.
VG-920.

Explains the pinout. 4800 baud TTL serial.

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