IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

00.

24 Jul 2018, 12:34

it definitely isn't smk, looks like a kpt variant/clone

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Gnohio

24 Jul 2018, 12:45

00. wrote: it definitely isn't smk, looks like a kpt variant/clone
After looking at the wiki page for the KPT switch, I will say the switch on the Zenith board definitely bears more resemblance to the rectangular blue KPT switch variant than an SMK switch. I guess if someone was willing and/or curious they could grab a board or two and take a look at the switches.

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green-squid

24 Jul 2018, 13:22

Yeah, probably a KPT variant, because they had 3 pins in the underside.

Emir

24 Jul 2018, 21:56

An old lady put up a Siemens Nixdorf for sale, which intrigued me so I asked for a few more photos to see if it could be a board with Nixies, but the pictures she sent me are absolute potato.

Heres the label zoomed in
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Can anyone make anything of this? lol. It seems to have win buttons, aka too new to have nixies?

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green-squid

24 Jul 2018, 22:02

No nixies in that one.

Rubber dome.

Emir

24 Jul 2018, 22:03

green-squid wrote: No nixies in that one.

Rubber dome.
Thanks! Passing on this one then, even though it was only 5 euro.

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Keybug

26 Jul 2018, 22:46

Anyone willing to take a shot at what this is? Couldn't even find any info on that portable PC anywhere, let alone its keyboard switches...
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Darkshado

27 Jul 2018, 00:48

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Mystery board from classifieds, any idea? I called and the gent wasn't sure which device I was talking about, out of multiple photos. There was also a probable Model M but it seems it has already met an unfortunate fate at the hands of recyclers. :(

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Went there on a whim, saw what was almost certainly a membrane matching the shape of this thing among miscellaneous crap. I was definitely a few months too late; there were telltale signs of other interesting hardware like a leftover original logo Dell power supply, a 50MB hard drive, a three button iOne serial trackball and a board with an Intel 486 on it.
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Red_October

27 Jul 2018, 04:36

Keybug wrote: Anyone willing to take a shot at what this is? Couldn't even find any info on that portable PC anywhere, let alone its keyboard switches...
Only thing I've ever seen that looks like that is an Acme (really) portable computer which used clicky white Alps switches. It also needed a custom PCI card to adapt the signal from the VGA socket on the regular graphics adapter into something the flat panel could make sense of. Which, of course, it was missing.

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PlacaFromHell

29 Jul 2018, 22:36

Do someone know about the keyboard with France flag colors?
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701c

30 Jul 2018, 00:50

Can anyone identify the switches in this at&t keyboard? https://imgur.com/a/Oeo4hqj

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Myoth

30 Jul 2018, 00:53

701c wrote: Can anyone identify the switches in this at&t keyboard? https://imgur.com/a/Oeo4hqj
I can't remember their name but they're not interesting, they are not the sought after SKCM Brown if that's what you wanted to know

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Noobmaen

30 Jul 2018, 04:15

701c wrote: Can anyone identify the switches in this at&t keyboard? https://imgur.com/a/Oeo4hqj
Keycaps look like keytronic, so foam and foil.

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Keybug

31 Jul 2018, 00:53

Hey. Am being offered these keyboards. Any help identifying the more obscure / unlabelled ones and any pointers as to what might be a reasonable amount to offer for them would be much appreciated...

1. HP 98203A
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3. not sure
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4. foil thingy
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xxhellfirexx

31 Jul 2018, 00:58

Keybug wrote: Hey. Am being offered these keyboards. Any help identifying the more obscure / unlabelled ones and any pointers as to what might be a reasonable amount to offer for them would be much appreciated...

1. HP 98203A
Stackpole switches. Stiff and scratchy switches. Not worth the effort to convert.

2. not sure
Datacomp DFK192A as identified by the 286 switch. May have white Alps.

3. not sure
Are you able to include a picture of the back label?

4. foil thingy
RCA VP-3303. Totally flat keyboard that uses a speaker to indicate key presses. Terrible, unless you like to type on the Sinclair ZX81 keyboard.

5. ITT Courier
Memorex Telex AT. Honeywell rubber domes.
https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=71734.0

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snuci
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31 Jul 2018, 01:30

Keybug wrote: 4. foil thingy
I think I spent $30 or $40 on a similar non-RCA branded keyboard like this. If you do get this one, I'd be happy to buy it as I would prefer one with the RCA label on the front. It goes with an RCA Cosmac computer from the early 80's.

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TheInverseKey

31 Jul 2018, 05:42

Hi,

I just say this and was wondering if it is a cherry based board I have asked the seller but idk yet. Maybe you guys would know.

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Keybug

31 Jul 2018, 10:17

Thanks for your input!

2. Datacomp DFK192A as identified by the 286 switch. May have white Alps.
? Totally different case, though...

3. Are you able to include a picture of the back label?
- Only got the front picture for that one...

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Felima

31 Jul 2018, 21:37

Hi I found this keyboard on internet sale. Can someone please help me and tell me if this keyboard is mechanical or not. Thank you
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Myoth

31 Jul 2018, 21:39

Acer 6XX2, it could be either White Alps or Acer semi-mechanical switches

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Chyros

31 Jul 2018, 22:35

Considering it's got winkeys I'm guessing either Acer switches or rubber domes (K case also came with them).

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hansichen

31 Jul 2018, 22:39

TheInverseKey wrote: Hi,

I just say this and was wondering if it is a cherry based board I have asked the seller but idk yet. Maybe you guys would know.

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Caps look like cherry profile but the case doesn't look like Cherry. I've seen such boards in several configurations, sometimes with mx blacks sometimes with some weird slider stuff, caps can be made by cherry or clone caps which may have some printed caps. With such a picture there is not too much to say about that

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Myoth

31 Jul 2018, 22:43

Keybug wrote: 2. not sure
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it seems to be a Datacomp DFK555

wiki/Datacomp_DFK555

https://reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboard ... is_anyone/

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Felima

31 Jul 2018, 22:44

Thanks everyone I'll buy it and hope for Acer switches

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Myoth

31 Jul 2018, 22:46

TheInverseKey wrote: Hi,

I just say this and was wondering if it is a cherry based board I have asked the seller but idk yet. Maybe you guys would know.

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wiki/SKB-5150C

I'm pretty sure it's the same one on the box

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very interesting keyboard if it has got the same switches ... those ProWorld "MX but actually kind of Alps" switches
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Felima

31 Jul 2018, 22:49

Does anyone have clue what the keyboard on the box is? My Model F arrived with it
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Keybug

31 Jul 2018, 23:13

Which one? (There are two different ones on the box, right?)

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Felima

31 Jul 2018, 23:14

We'll both. They are probably IBM clones

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Keybug

31 Jul 2018, 23:15

Thanks, man, you've saved me from adding another board to my ever-growing Futaba graveyard box. Also, I have a ProWorld clone board (but in poor condition) if you want it.
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Keybug wrote: 2. not sure
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it seems to be a Datacomp DFK555

wiki/Datacomp_DFK555

https://reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboard ... is_anyone/

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TheInverseKey

01 Aug 2018, 01:44

Myoth wrote:
TheInverseKey wrote: Hi,

I just say this and was wondering if it is a cherry based board I have asked the seller but idk yet. Maybe you guys would know.
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wiki/SKB-5150C

I'm pretty sure it's the same one on the box
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very interesting keyboard if it has got the same switches ... those ProWorld "MX but actually kind of Alps" switches
Thanks. This seems right.

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