IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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thebluefox

09 Jul 2017, 11:44

Mr.Nobody wrote: The owner of this keyboard could be on DT, I conjecture.

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Where was this on sale?

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thebluefox

09 Jul 2017, 11:53

AdrianMan wrote: Hello, does anyone know what keyboard is this and if it's mechanical ? Thanks !

https://goo.gl/photos/QPJibPpJmR2gaidv7
Most likely, Siemens dome with slider, similar to the keyboard:
keyboards-f2/fujitsu-mechanical-or-not-t6506.html

Not actual switches inside :( ...

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AdrianMan

09 Jul 2017, 13:48

thebluefox wrote:
AdrianMan wrote: Hello, does anyone know what keyboard is this and if it's mechanical ? Thanks !

https://goo.gl/photos/QPJibPpJmR2gaidv7
Most likely, Siemens dome with slider, similar to the keyboard:
keyboards-f2/fujitsu-mechanical-or-not-t6506.html

Not actual switches inside :( ...
Thank you :)

angguss

09 Jul 2017, 23:05

I picked this up for free yesterday, can't mind out much information about it online.

It was manufactured by Daisy Systems Corporation and looks to be part of a Daisy Logician system which seems to be some sort of all-in-one workstation for CAD or electronics design. I just haven't seen a keyboard with all these extra keys before and haven't been able to find any others like it.

I've had it apart and cleaned all the keys and casing with 99% alcohol and it's come up nicely.

It's got a J9 25-pin (but only 17 pins occupied) connector and seems to have Micro Switch SD series switches.

I don't suppose anyone knows or has information about it? The layout fascinates me

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Gallery: http://imgur.com/a/7bMfg

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DeChief

21 Jul 2017, 01:57

Hey guys, what keyboard is this? (the IBM one at the front)

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taylorswiftttttt

21 Jul 2017, 02:16

DeChief wrote: Hey guys, what keyboard is this? (the IBM one at the front)
A rubberdome

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DeChief

21 Jul 2017, 07:08

taylorswiftttttt wrote:
DeChief wrote: Hey guys, what keyboard is this? (the IBM one at the front)
A rubberdome
Ah bollocks... well the PS/V should go just fine with my 5576-002 anyway. Thanks for the quick ID!

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pfoff

30 Jul 2017, 01:13

I found an old adb board in the closet of an apple dealer, I sometimes work for.
No idea what it is, feels very smooth and tactile. Black Alps(pinted ont the top of the switches), no badge, no branding, somebody knows more about it?
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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

30 Jul 2017, 01:16

Ortek mac-105. sometimes comes with SKCM whites in both pine and bamboo variants. apparently it can come with skbm blacks as well. interesting.

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Daniel Beardsmore

30 Jul 2017, 01:30

It's certainly not the normal Mac-105 design, but the FCC grantee is Wentek, who appear to be related to Ortek. I did once find a Wentek keyboard seemingly identical to an Acer T-series design including seemingly the feet and metal plate, but I didn't buy it. (I don't want more junk, but I should have had that one.) There are photos a Wentek-made Reckon MCK-701W (FCC ID KJXMCK-701W) that is surely related to Ortek based on the label style and model number format: http://www.ebay.it/itm/231165961203

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XMIT
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30 Jul 2017, 01:33

angguss wrote: I picked this up for free yesterday, can't mind out much information about it online.

It was manufactured by Daisy Systems Corporation and looks to be part of a Daisy Logician system which seems to be some sort of all-in-one workstation for CAD or electronics design. I just haven't seen a keyboard with all these extra keys before and haven't been able to find any others like it. [...]

Gallery: http://imgur.com/a/7bMfg
Hall Effect switches! Sculpted! Very nice! I have no idea what the protocol is, or how usable it could be with a modern computer, but what a find!

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pfoff

30 Jul 2017, 03:57

Wow, you guys rock!
And you are right! On the inner side I found the text:
ORTEK MCK-106-B-C.
Do you think it has some worth, or should I just harvest the switches?
They seem almost new and are very soft. Very similar, only a little bit less tactile than the orange ones in the m0115 I found under it!-)

And wow @anguss, this daisy board is a great find! still have to find my first Hall Effect board!-(

TristanDuboisOLG

03 Aug 2017, 04:34

Hey everyone! First post here. I just got into the world of keyboards and I already have some old vintage IBM keyboards that my grandfather gave me. I identified one as a Model F but over at /r/MechanicalKeyboards we're having issues identifying the second and we'd love some help.

Full Imgur Post: http://imgur.com/gallery/cluff
Full Reddit comments: https://redd.it/6r188a

Here it is! (It's mechanical btw)
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Sticker on the back:
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FCC ID: fy4404dk-5500

Switches and connector as well:
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It's also worth mentioning that it also has a switch on the top left of the back side that says "A/X" and you can switch between those two.

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XMIT
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03 Aug 2017, 04:49

I'm having trouble seeing some of the embedded images, could you try again, or better yet, upload them directly to DT?

Looking at that back connector this looks more like a BTC Foam and Foil board, which matches your description of "+ connectors". But an IBM badge?! Interesting...

TristanDuboisOLG

03 Aug 2017, 05:49

Sorry about that! I'm having issues with connections tonight, (I'm at a remote site in the woods)

These are the imgur links for the images themselves.
Switches / connector: http://imgur.com/xuR1hzT
Board: http://imgur.com/MJZVNtN

Sorry about the external links.

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Chyros

03 Aug 2017, 09:00

TristanDuboisOLG wrote: Sorry about that! I'm having issues with connections tonight, (I'm at a remote site in the woods)

These are the imgur links for the images themselves.
Switches / connector: http://imgur.com/xuR1hzT
Board: http://imgur.com/MJZVNtN

Sorry about the external links.
Deyi foam and foil.

uttindar

03 Aug 2017, 21:50

Any ideas about keyboard model?

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It's kinda have similarities with Cherry keyboard cases but I doubt it's Cherry board.

TristanDuboisOLG

04 Aug 2017, 03:22

[/quote]Deyi foam and foil.[/quote]

It looks similar. This sounds like a MX blue switch board though. Do foam and foil sound like that? I saw that the foam and foil were very similar but they do have a few differences.

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Chyros

04 Aug 2017, 08:02

TristanDuboisOLG wrote:
Deyi foam and foil.[/quote]

It looks similar. This sounds like a MX blue switch board though. Do foam and foil sound like that? I saw that the foam and foil were very similar but they do have a few differences.[/quote]
Deyi foam and foil is clicky! It's a rather unique switch.

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Elrick

04 Aug 2017, 08:30

Chyros wrote: Deyi foam and foil is clicky! It's a rather unique switch.
Have you done a review of this type of key-switch yet Chyros?

Please show us a keyboard using those switches with your usual nonchalance style.....

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Chyros

04 Aug 2017, 08:50

Elrick wrote:
Chyros wrote: Deyi foam and foil is clicky! It's a rather unique switch.
Have you done a review of this type of key-switch yet Chyros?

Please show us a keyboard using those switches with your usual nonchalance style.....
No, I don't, but I think it'd be quite interesting to review. It's been on my list for a while, but they're not that easy to get hold of.

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thebluefox

04 Aug 2017, 09:27

pfoff wrote: Wow, you guys rock!
And you are right! On the inner side I found the text:
ORTEK MCK-106-B-C.
Do you think it has some worth, or should I just harvest the switches?
They seem almost new and are very soft. Very similar, only a little bit less tactile than the orange ones in the m0115 I found under it!-)

And wow @anguss, this daisy board is a great find! still have to find my first Hall Effect board!-(

That layout is awful! Other than that, the switches are Alps clones and you certainly could use them in some Alps project for a custom keyboard. :D
I recently got a similar keyboard, but with white switches.

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Keybug

04 Aug 2017, 23:25

Got this cheap on German eBay and it's on its way here. I sure hope it's what I think it is - a relabelled Acer KB-102A with blue Alps. However, I'm beginning to have doubts as the FCC ID differs from the one in the wiki and it was made in Malaysia and the Acer KB-101A in Sandy's wiki photo was made in Taiwan... :roll:
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E3E

04 Aug 2017, 23:35

Keybug wrote: Got this cheap on German eBay and it's on its way here. I sure hope it's what I think it is - a relabelled Acer KB-102A with blue Alps. However, I'm beginning to have doubts as the FCC ID differs from the one in the wiki and it was made in Malaysia and the Acer KB-101A in Sandy's wiki photo was made in Taiwan... :roll:
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It would appear that you've gotten an Acer 6011 in the old style KB101 case. I was looking for one for a long time (they're harder to find than KB101s, in my opinion) and finally found one a few months ago. What this will have is most definitely Alps SKCM White. Mine did (dated May 1990), but I swapped blues into the keyboard because I really liked it. It's got nicer acoustics than the KB101A, at least to my ears. The KB101A is shallow sounding.

Anyway, tl;dr-

Unfortunately, this will likely be white Alps, but on the upside, 6011s in these style of cases are very seldom seen, and you got a cool branded model, so that's nice. :D

I guess we can call these "6011A" because it seems to be consistent for these boards on their FFC IDs.

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Keybug

05 Aug 2017, 09:03

Thanks a lot for your insights. Yikes, another SKCM White! Must be number five or so. Still, comes with a nice case as you say. I'll post here if the switches are anything else.

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clickityClackity

06 Aug 2017, 17:38

Old Wyse keyboard, no model #. Thick double shot PBT caps. ImageImageImage

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Daniel Beardsmore

06 Aug 2017, 17:46

Is that yours? The good news is that's the one type of SMK J-M0404 series switch still available for sale from various shops:

http://www.retroamplis.com/Boss-spst/en

Sadly no-one knows the exact SMK part number.

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clickityClackity

07 Aug 2017, 15:59

Daniel Beardsmore wrote:Is that yours? The good news is that's the one type of SMK J-M0404 series switch still available for sale from various shops:

http://www.retroamplis.com/Boss-spst/en

Sadly no-one knows the exact SMK part number.
I got it from a friend, along with some other cool keyboards I'll post soon. I'll probably sell this for him but the keycaps are some of the nicest I've ever seen and the switches still feel really smooth. Any idea on how much it's worth or model #?

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elecplus

07 Aug 2017, 16:15

What switch is this? Keyboard is AT&T 301 made in Italy. Switches are very clicky. Obviously needs repairs :-)
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elecplus

07 Aug 2017, 16:29

NVM. These are Olivetti dome with slider, as found here wiki/Olivetti_dome_with_slider

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