IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Nuum

21 Apr 2015, 13:07

Mine has Mitsumi miniature switches, but it can also have Futaba switches and Aristotle MX clones.

IvanIvanovich

21 Apr 2015, 19:16

Chicony 5000 series can have nearly any kind of mechanical switch, Cherry MX, Futaba, Mitsumi, Aristotle MX clones, SMK, Monterey, Alps... the model number seem to mean absolutely nothing to identify as same number can have anything. Only way to know is to see under a keycap. It's really quite annoying.

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Chyros

22 Apr 2015, 01:19

Dell AT101W, Focus FK-5001 (NICE, I've been looking for one of those for a while! :D), something, something, Lexmark Model M.

EDIT: on second look, the Focus is actually a Focus FK-9000 KeyPro rebadged somehow as a 5001. Still a very nice keyboard though, should be lots of fun :) .

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Redmaus
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22 Apr 2015, 01:50

Chyros wrote: Dell AT101W, Focus FK-5001 (NICE, I've been looking for one of those for a while! :D), something, something, Lexmark Model M.

EDIT: on second look, the Focus is actually a Focus FK-9000 KeyPro rebadged somehow as a 5001. Still a very nice keyboard though, should be lots of fun :) .
I have one that I am selling if you are interested!!!

http://imgur.com/a/wQz0j

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Chyros

22 Apr 2015, 02:11

Redmaus wrote:
Chyros wrote: Dell AT101W, Focus FK-5001 (NICE, I've been looking for one of those for a while! :D), something, something, Lexmark Model M.

EDIT: on second look, the Focus is actually a Focus FK-9000 KeyPro rebadged somehow as a 5001. Still a very nice keyboard though, should be lots of fun :) .
I have one that I am selling if you are interested!!!

http://imgur.com/a/wQz0j
Cheers mate, but I'm quite specifically looking for a 5001 or a 9000. The 2001 is a cool-looking board though, especially the ones that still have the dust cover, and I hope I find one at the recycling centre or at the uni someday :) . The black version especially is an almost impossibly good-looking keyboard :D .

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webwit
Wild Duck

22 Apr 2015, 02:33

I don't have that keyboard anymore, but it was no rebadge. 5001 is printed on the case and on the label on the back. Yeah I know what the wiki shows, but that's what it is. It had nice complicated white alps. I bet 7bit would like it because it has lots of keys.

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-1 for not recognizing the Compaq 11800! :evilgeek:

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XMIT
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22 Apr 2015, 02:49

I've got an FK-9000 in the garage.

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webwit
Wild Duck

22 Apr 2015, 02:51

I've a feeling there will be many more "Ive got an X in the garage" posts. :lol:

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Redmaus
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22 Apr 2015, 03:27

So nobody is interested in buying it? :(

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XMIT
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22 Apr 2015, 03:30

Hey I've got a Focus 2001 in the garage as well! :-P

Surely someone will buy it, just give it a bath and post in the marketplace.

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Redmaus
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22 Apr 2015, 04:00

Well I already posted on r/mechmarket and no one was interested. I really want to sell these boards so I can get some REALLY old metal keyboards that look amazing. But I have to sell these first! Do you think GH would be a good place? Do marketplace threads about vintage boards make quick sells?

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XMIT
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22 Apr 2015, 04:05

Try it and find out! Let me know! It can always go off to eBay if nothing else. I sure hope things on the Marketplace sell...

What sort of things have your interest? Do I need to make a trip to Dallas? :evilgeek:

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Chyros

22 Apr 2015, 09:39

webwit wrote: -1 for not recognizing the Compaq 11800! :evilgeek:
Cherries are beneath me ;p .

Also XMIT, I tried to send you a PM, but it says you don't exist for some reason Oo .

jacobolus

22 Apr 2015, 23:01

Ramnes, I’ve never seen that switch before, and I don’t think it’s documented on the wiki. Maybe take the rest of the keyboard apart to figure out what it is?

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eldorange

27 Apr 2015, 20:14

Does anybody knows what this keyboard is? Besides white alps or alps white clone...

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Chyros

27 Apr 2015, 21:24

What do the key caps look like? Are they ABS doubleshots by any chance?

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eldorange

27 Apr 2015, 21:28

I have no idea about the keycaps...never seen it in real life...just pics posted...

someone is selling this for a few euros/dollars...

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ramnes
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27 Apr 2015, 22:03

jacobolus wrote: Ramnes, I’ve never seen that switch before, and I don’t think it’s documented on the wiki. Maybe take the rest of the keyboard apart to figure out what it is?
I'll have to buy it first, and it's just a F-pad, not a full keyboard. :)

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Jimmy54669

29 Apr 2015, 18:08

Hi found this Keyboard maybe a beamspring ? http://m.kleinanzeigen.ebay.de/s-anzeig ... 2-225-2055 iam really like to buy it if it is a Beamspring

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Redmaus
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29 Apr 2015, 18:17

Dont think that is beamspring...

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Jimmy54669

29 Apr 2015, 21:22

another one I found and iam interested in, but i can find any infomations about it, really like the keycaps http://www.ebay.de/itm/Fujitsu-Limited- ... 41852cc17e

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Nuum

29 Apr 2015, 21:26

I've researched that one before and it has Fujitsu leaf spring switches if I remember it correctly.

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Muirium
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29 Apr 2015, 21:30

Oldschool high-hat sphericals. My guess (written just before Nuum's post) is Fujitsu magnetic reed switches, no special knowledge, just based on the manufacturer:

http://deskthority.net/wiki/Fujitsu_Magnetic_Reed

Redmaus is right about the other board: definitely not a beamspring. Could be a nice vintage linear, though. Looks a bit Micro Switch / Hall effect to me.

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Jimmy54669

29 Apr 2015, 21:36

Thanks for the help, it is worth buying ? and are the keycaps usable on cherry mx ?

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Muirium
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29 Apr 2015, 21:39

Absolutely not!

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If you're after caps for MX purposes, these vintage boards are not for you.

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XMIT
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07 May 2015, 13:02

Does anyone recognize this clicky, inverse cross mount switch I found on an AT&T keyboard?

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jakkul

08 May 2015, 09:46

http://www.galerieallegro.pl/zdjecia/kl ... /5332927/1

Can you tell me what is that? Looks like ALPS...

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002
Topre Enthusiast

08 May 2015, 09:55

Not Alps. White four-tab clone NTC keyboard:
http://deskthority.net/wiki/NTC_KB-6251#KB-6251.2F2_2

jakkul

08 May 2015, 10:04

@002 thanks! So it's alps clone board. Is it still any good? The seller says it's "clicky".

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002
Topre Enthusiast

08 May 2015, 10:14

No problem :)
Honestly I am not really any authority when it comes to the subtleties of Alps and the metric shit-tonne of Alps-inspired clones and copies that exist. I think in general though, genuine Alps switches are nicer. I have a few 4-tab clone boards and they seem to be really hit-and-miss in terms of general feel. The 'miss' ones seeming to be more prone to binding or be excessively resistant or tactile.

Honestly, of the NTC boards listed on that wiki page, I'd probably choose the 4-tab clone one last, but only because I haven't tried some of the others.

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