IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Dingster

16 Jun 2019, 14:49

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Only info I can find is this old thread viewtopic.php?t=9921 , not sure what switches it has. Also looks quite a bit different (top ridge, blocks around the arrow keys).

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Monster-Toys

16 Jun 2019, 14:58

Dingster wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 14:49
not sure what switches it has
Afaik silitek dome with slider.

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Dingster

16 Jun 2019, 15:00

Monster-Toys wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 14:58
Dingster wrote:
16 Jun 2019, 14:49
not sure what switches it has
Afaik silitek dome with slider.
Saw that too, but I dont think thats it. The one in the thread looks more similar to this one, and has "blue tactile switches", which dont really match up to the siltek one. Also the model number looks different (on the back). :)

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ppCircle

19 Jun 2019, 11:10

What board is that?

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Dingster

19 Jun 2019, 11:43

ppCircle wrote:
19 Jun 2019, 11:10
What board is that?

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Keytronic rubber dome, nothing special :)

Findecanor

19 Jun 2019, 14:18

Key Tronic rubber domes (without the ErgoForce label) is hit-or-miss: nice or mushy — and you won't know until you have typed on it.
That is, until someone decides to collect keyboards and write down article numbers for the different types. But what a bother ...

Aran.E99

22 Jun 2019, 14:05

I recently bought this on ebay because it has ITW Magnetic Valves but other than that, there seems to be no information on it. The model is Future Computers FX30. Has anyone seen anything similar to this? I'm assuming it's a re-branded keyboard but I can't quite figure out which model.
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Chyros

22 Jun 2019, 14:44

Yeah, I've seen those before, but no rebrands as far as I'm aware.

Aran.E99

22 Jun 2019, 16:22

I guess I've seen seen the same model before then - it looks very familiar but I can't put my finger on it.

Fkazim

24 Jun 2019, 23:39

This Keyboard is for sale very cheap in my area its made by Data General could it be Fujitsu Leaf Spring? any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
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Gamuholic

24 Jun 2019, 23:53

Fkazim wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 23:39
This Keyboard is for sale very cheap in my area its made by Data General could it be Fujitsu Leaf Spring? any input would be much appreciated.

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No, it appears to be Fujitsu Peerless Type 1. wiki/Fujitsu_Peerless

Findecanor

24 Jun 2019, 23:55

Opinions about Fujitsu Peerless are divided. It has its fans, and its haters. If it is "very cheap" and you haven't tried it, then get it!
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Fkazim

24 Jun 2019, 23:55

Gamuholic wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 23:53
Fkazim wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 23:39
This Keyboard is for sale very cheap in my area its made by Data General could it be Fujitsu Leaf Spring? any input would be much appreciated.

Thanks.
No, it appears to be Fujitsu Peerless Type 1. wiki/Fujitsu_Peerless
Ah damn no point picking it up then Thanks for clarifying.

Fkazim

25 Jun 2019, 00:34

Findecanor wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 23:55
Opinions about Fujitsu Peerless are divided. It has its fans, and its haters. If it is "very cheap" and you haven't tried it, then get it!
I would but already have Epson Fujitsu Pearless keyboard and I really don't like the feel of that keyboard.

Aran.E99

26 Jun 2019, 14:33

Regarding the Future FX-30: It arrived today so I took the back off to check the PCB for information. The rear side is branded with Cortron and the top side is branded Future Computers (GSK 8410). The bottom plastic (ABS) plate is what I can only describe as unnecessarily fucking thick. It measures 5mm at the thinnest point and about 6mm on the bottom and top lip... I'm still yet to find more information on it but I have a feeling that it is Cortron-made.

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gameboy3800

27 Jun 2019, 07:25

anyone got any answers for what exactly the ibm 8775 beamspring keyboard that just sold on ebay actually is? it seems very similar to a 3278. there's flatout nothing about it on the wiki.
unit in question:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960063197

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User101

27 Jun 2019, 14:22

gameboy3800 wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 07:25
anyone got any answers for what exactly the ibm 8775 beamspring keyboard that just sold on ebay actually is? it seems very similar to a 3278. there's flatout nothing about it on the wiki.
unit in question:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960063197

There is no different except for the keycaps. The 8775 is just another display station model. A quick search on Google will show the introduction to the terminal itself.

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gameboy3800

27 Jun 2019, 15:30

User101 wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 14:22
gameboy3800 wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 07:25
anyone got any answers for what exactly the ibm 8775 beamspring keyboard that just sold on ebay actually is? it seems very similar to a 3278. there's flatout nothing about it on the wiki.
unit in question:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960063197

There is no different except for the keycaps. The 8775 is just another display station model. A quick search on Google will show the introduction to the terminal itself.
ah i see. thanks.

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User101

27 Jun 2019, 20:23

gameboy3800 wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 15:30
User101 wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 14:22
gameboy3800 wrote:
27 Jun 2019, 07:25
anyone got any answers for what exactly the ibm 8775 beamspring keyboard that just sold on ebay actually is? it seems very similar to a 3278. there's flatout nothing about it on the wiki.
unit in question:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/192960063197

There is no different except for the keycaps. The 8775 is just another display station model. A quick search on Google will show the introduction to the terminal itself.
ah i see. thanks.
welcome

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ppCircle

01 Jul 2019, 00:03

Any ideas what keyboard is that?

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Findecanor

01 Jul 2019, 00:09

Wide Esc key? Search the Wiki for BTC: BTC 53 series :)

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PlacaFromHell

01 Jul 2019, 08:33

What the fuck is this evil Silitek AEK copy? Could be white Alps? I need them for my Focus and the keyboard is dirt cheap (5 USD)

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Dingster

01 Jul 2019, 09:57

Looks like it doesnt even use a plate (zoom in on the numpad), so it might even be membrane?

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PlacaFromHell

01 Jul 2019, 10:20

I can see the shape of a switch, maybe the plate has no paint or is white.

HC514

01 Jul 2019, 12:08

Pretty sure GYUR (as opposed to GYUM, etc.) on Silitek boards means it's a rubber dome board.

Edit: A later board in this thread disproves this.
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Findecanor

01 Jul 2019, 13:54

At least, of the Dell AT101 listed in the Wiki, FCC ID's starting with GYUR are rubber domes, while the others (mostly GYUM) are mechanical.

BTW, Dell AT101(W) with Alps switches have grey plates and the Dell AT1013R (rubber dome) in the Wiki has a black barrel plate.
Otherwise, it is usually a tell that a board with black plate under the keys is more likely to be mechanical and a bright colour under the keys is more likely to be rubber dome. Silitek has made keyboards with black plate for sure.

But $5? If there was local pickup, I would get it!

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PlacaFromHell

01 Jul 2019, 20:05

PlacaFromHell wrote:
01 Jul 2019, 08:33
What the fuck is this evil Silitek AEK copy? Could be white Alps? I need them for my Focus and the keyboard is dirt cheap (5 USD)

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Rubberdome confirmed.

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Wazrach

03 Jul 2019, 10:32

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-101- ... Swtz5dG64m

What's this? It looks like a Focus keyboard but obviously isn't because of the backspace. Never seen anything like this before.

mustcode

03 Jul 2019, 21:24

Just got my hands on this beauty. The previous owner said it had been kept in his home for ages, not sure where it came from exactly, but was probably attached to some kind of industrial machines that his family used to operate. Made by TG3 Electronics, switches are Cherry blacks, keycaps are dyesub pbt (or at least feels like pbt), cherry profile. It looks to me like some custom made keyboard for some machines (custom keyboards are part of TG3's service after all), but if anyone here can tell me anything more about it, like what sort of machines it could came from based on the legends, I'd really appreciate it :)
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Myoth

03 Jul 2019, 21:55

They are DCS keycaps, from Signature Profile, so they're not Cherry profile.

I reckon they are keyboards from hospitals, as they feature multiple keycaps with molecules on it. Surely you can make out what COC, AMPH, METH, THC, OPI, PCP, etc ... no ? ... well .. maybe that means I shouldn't either :lol:

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