IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

4_404

10 Aug 2019, 16:06

Thanks for the advice, the board was cheap so based on what you said I ended up grabbing it. Turns out it's made by Siltek, has what looks to be clicky white alps and doubleshot keycaps.
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zrrion

10 Aug 2019, 17:06

that's pretty good, only real bummer is the plastic plate. Still a nice board though.

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Muirium
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10 Aug 2019, 20:38

A plastic plate? How odd. My phone hates that image too much for me to make out the date on the indicators, but sure looks like plastic.

I don’t think that cap you’ve pictured is a doubleshot. There weren’t any red legends. Could that be something more cunning going on? I’m sure it’s not this, but my imagination pictures damping inside the caps, to go along with the quieter plate.

davkol

10 Aug 2019, 20:55

There are obviously colored legends in the photo.

None of those things should be surprising, if you've seen more generic Silitek keyboards. The chassis is kind of similar to SK-4100R and other rubber domes. Doubleshot keycaps with RGB modifiers and Escape were used on their keyboards with Alps switches (variants of SK00A2). I've come across a plastic plate too, although I can't remember the exact keyboard model (I might have sent it away for recycling).

The Select key is the only really weird part… that and some of the front-side legends.

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Polecat

10 Aug 2019, 22:13

Muirium wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 20:38
A plastic plate? How odd. My phone hates that image too much for me to make out the date on the indicators, but sure looks like plastic.

I don’t think that cap you’ve pictured is a doubleshot. There weren’t any red legends. Could that be something more cunning going on? I’m sure it’s not this, but my imagination pictures damping inside the caps, to go along with the quieter plate.
The left indicators show "0 8 0" following a printed "PN40". Part number perhaps? The date on the right shows "91 12 1 2", probably 12 December 1991.

The caps have the same (doubleshot) design as the ones on my Silitek SK0002.
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Keybug

10 Aug 2019, 22:25

If anyone wants one of those Siemens boards in the first picture let me know and I'll get them for you for 15€ plus shipping. There are also a G80-3000 LPMDE and a G81-1000HAD to be had from that seller. Let me know if interested. I want that NCR.

Is that Apple (?) board at the bottom of the second picture any good? The two above look like horrid slider-over-somethings.

Cheers
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Findecanor

10 Aug 2019, 23:05

Keybug wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 22:25
Is that Apple (?) board at the bottom of the second picture any good? The two above look like horrid slider-over-somethings.
That's a variant of a DEC LK401 terminal keyboard, which is a mushy rubber dome board.
Wrong picture?

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Keybug

10 Aug 2019, 23:11

Thanks! I just thought that was an Apple command key logo on those Alt keys...

Findecanor

10 Aug 2019, 23:23

Hmm. That's more of an inverse open centre cross (✜ but inverted), or like four squares and a square in the middle. I can't find the exact symbol in Unicode.

4_404

11 Aug 2019, 00:38

davkol wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 20:55
There are obviously colored legends in the photo.

The chassis is kind of similar to SK-4100R and other rubber domes.
The case is essentially identical to the SK-4001R. It has the hump above the keys on the tops side, and the two part flip out feet on the bottom. Compared to the SK 4100R in the wiki, this one has 'Select' key, smaller lock light cluster, actually has Silitek on the bottom label, and obviously the switches. I couldn't find much info on the SK 9000 or SK 9001.

I did find http://utensilia.tk/silitek-optimus_sk9001r-2u/ which talks about the SK9001R-2U, which is a rubber dome, so my guess is 'R' means rubber dome and 'A' means Alps?

I've not seen those front legends before. There's three arrows/directions (?), and then the lock and key on F11-F12. Not sure if they're a generic operating system thing, or something more specific
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groinksan

11 Aug 2019, 10:41

I don't currently own this keyboard. I only have these photos of the keyboard. I don't have any part numbers. There is a part number on one of the two ribbon cables, but it looks more like the part number for the cable itself and not the keyboard. Searching by those numbers came up with nothing. The ribbon cables look to be 20-pin ZIF conductive ribbon cables.
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Noobmaen

11 Aug 2019, 11:26

Keybug wrote:
10 Aug 2019, 22:25
If anyone wants one of those Siemens boards in the first picture let me know and I'll get them for you for 15€ plus shipping. There are also a G80-3000 LPMDE and a G81-1000HAD to be had from that seller. Let me know if interested. I want that NCR.

Is that Apple (?) board at the bottom of the second picture any good? The two above look like horrid slider-over-somethings.

Cheers
Those 2 boards above the terminal one look like they have marquardt 6184 switches to me

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Keybug

11 Aug 2019, 15:03

Wow, you do have keen eyes! Let me guess, you're under 40? ;)

And don't those boards have absolutely the weirdest [edit]lock indicators[/edit] y'all have ever seen?

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Keybug

11 Aug 2019, 23:31

Quite monstrous, comes with an IBM system. Any ideas on switches?
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12 Aug 2019, 08:02

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subcat

12 Aug 2019, 08:09

ducalius wrote:
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ducalius

12 Aug 2019, 08:32

rubber dome, eh

ducalius

13 Aug 2019, 16:13

I had no idea what is this keyboard
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Keybug

20 Aug 2019, 19:43

I reckon this has Fujitsu leaf springs in a very cool compact layout. High shippings costs kill it, of course. But maybe there's someone here from Australia who has a taste for it.
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4sStylZ

20 Aug 2019, 19:55

Hi there,

Do you know what is this compaq ? And the switchs ?

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I would love to make a 60% with it but I need it to be with mechanical switch.

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Keybug

20 Aug 2019, 20:10

That's a *very* good rubber dome made by NMB. It is not, however, mechanical, even though it is noisier than quite a few clicky boards.

4sStylZ

20 Aug 2019, 20:18

Another one, Macally MK-105, don’t know if this is mechanical switchs but I got a picture of the switchs : 

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(I don’t have the whole keyboard in photo sorry)

Findecanor

20 Aug 2019, 20:40

4sStylZ wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 19:55
Do you know what is this compaq ? And the switchs ?
It's a version of the NMB RT6856 but with a split space bar. I've never seen that before on that series. One of the better rubber domes.
4sStylZ wrote:
20 Aug 2019, 20:18
Another one, Macally MK-105, don’t know if this is mechanical switchs but I got a picture of the switchs : 
I would be surprised if that was anything but Slider-over-dome. The small keycaps are Alps-compatible - but the stabilised keycaps may or may not be.

4sStylZ

20 Aug 2019, 21:29

Thank you very much. The compaq can be good but I don’t search rubber dome keyboard.

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ppCircle

25 Aug 2019, 16:02

It is Fujitsu N860-4720-T103, but i can't any information about switches. Maybe somebody know what switches it use?
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HC514

25 Aug 2019, 16:09


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PlacaFromHell

05 Sep 2019, 07:25

WTF is this thing?

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Muirium
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05 Sep 2019, 07:41

Mitsumi miniature perhaps?

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PlacaFromHell

05 Sep 2019, 07:44

Looks like it has the same FCC ID as the BTC rubberdomes. I don't know what to think.

Edit: my bad, fake Alps membrane keyboard. Worth for 5 USD?

SpacemanToby

05 Sep 2019, 14:01

I saw this on craigslist, anyone know what it has under the caps?

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I got a message from the seller. It's an Alps SM-101, which is their buckling spring board.

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