IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

kelvinhall05

10 Mar 2020, 15:03

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/g408345389

Any idea if these caps are Alps-compatible?

zippolupan

12 Mar 2020, 13:16

Any ideas to what I'm dealing with here?
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kelvinhall05

12 Mar 2020, 14:02

zippolupan wrote:
12 Mar 2020, 13:16
Any ideas to what I'm dealing with here?
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I would guess something bad like KT vintage foam and foil or if you're lucky maybe some kind of hall effect or something.
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zrrion

12 Mar 2020, 18:34

Its very pretty nonetheless, if you are able to pop a cap to get a picture of the switch that would help with identification.

zippolupan

12 Mar 2020, 20:57

zrrion wrote:
12 Mar 2020, 18:34
Its very pretty nonetheless, if you are able to pop a cap to get a picture of the switch that would help with identification.
Nothing exciting, it seems...
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zrrion

12 Mar 2020, 23:47

Personally, anything new to me is exciting. hopefully someone knows something about it.

zippolupan

13 Mar 2020, 00:31

zrrion wrote:
12 Mar 2020, 23:47
Personally, anything new to me is exciting. hopefully someone knows something about it.
I agree! Curiosity was the main driver in taking this one home from the recycling centre.

kelvinhall05

13 Mar 2020, 01:31

ntv242 wrote:
13 Mar 2020, 00:39
That looks like maxi slider... i think.
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Anyone regconize this switch?
Cherry clones, Hirose maybe

John Doe

24 Mar 2020, 16:15

totally no idea what this board possibly is, need help here.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r388926188

kelvinhall05

24 Mar 2020, 16:26

John Doe wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 16:15
totally no idea what this board possibly is, need help here.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r388926188
What the fuck lmao

I'd guess the small keys are Alps compacts or domes.

John Doe

24 Mar 2020, 16:37

kelvinhall05 wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 16:26
John Doe wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 16:15
totally no idea what this board possibly is, need help here.

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r388926188
What the fuck lmao

I'd guess the small keys are Alps compacts or domes.
haha, that's possible, but i never saw that before.

what annoys me is there's no any info about it on google, or maybe i searched wrong words. I use "N860-9413","EPSON KEY BORD UNIT S803A-B", seems quite rare. :roll:

keg0death

24 Mar 2020, 20:32

Sun Microsystems Type 4. What switch is that?
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imdatperson

24 Mar 2020, 20:59

keg0death wrote:
24 Mar 2020, 20:32
Sun Microsystems Type 4. What switch is that?
Keytronic Tactile Foam and Foil :)

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PlacaFromHell

25 Mar 2020, 05:55

What's that? No information in the net.
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mrmola

25 Mar 2020, 06:28

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What is the weird little button on the back? Some pictures have it up and some have it down. Any idea what it is for?

Hak Foo

25 Mar 2020, 06:32

Maybe it's the lower-case/fixed case switch you see on the "Blue Switch" Model Fs?

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dcopellino

25 Mar 2020, 13:29

PlacaFromHell wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 05:55
What's that? No information in the net.
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Hi placa, do you know where I can buy those plastic dust covers I see on the pic?

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fohat
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25 Mar 2020, 13:43

dcopellino wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 13:29

Hi placa, do you know where I can buy those plastic dust covers I see on the pic?
That is obviously from another keyboard, it has Windows key cutouts and is not configured for the bigass Enter.

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AJM

25 Mar 2020, 20:33

mrmola wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 06:28
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What is the weird little button on the back? Some pictures have it up and some have it down. Any idea what it is for?
This button is connected to the long weird feet under the keyboard. On my keyboard one of the feet wiggles, when I press it. Either something is stuck or I don't press hard enough. I'll find out, when I have the time to open and clean it.

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PlacaFromHell

25 Mar 2020, 23:36

dcopellino wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 13:29
PlacaFromHell wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 05:55
What's that? No information in the net.
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Hi placa, do you know where I can buy those plastic dust covers I see on the pic?
Hello. I really don't know, you may ask to someone in the vacuum forming hobby:

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Keybug

27 Mar 2020, 13:49

AJM wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 20:33
This button is connected to the long weird feet under the keyboard. On my keyboard one of the feet wiggles, when I press it. Either something is stuck or I don't press hard enough. I'll find out, when I have the time to open and clean it.
An ingenious mechanism to lower the feet without turning over the keyboard?! Wow...

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SneakyRobb
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27 Mar 2020, 14:39

dcopellino wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 13:29
PlacaFromHell wrote:
25 Mar 2020, 05:55
What's that? No information in the net.
Hi placa, do you know where I can buy those plastic dust covers I see on the pic?
Hi, this in my head is a sort of more 80s/90s product If I could say that...

Here are some places to buy. No endorsement is made for these brands

https://www.pckeyboard.com/page/ProtectiveCovers/CVR
https://www.fentek-ind.com/kbprtect.htm#.Xn4Be4hKiUk
https://www.smartkeyboardsolutions.com/

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dcopellino

28 Mar 2020, 17:07

Wow, thanx a lot. It's that I was looking for, in USA, though :cry:

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Keybug

28 Mar 2020, 17:18

You can find the acrylic lid type covers on Amazon, too.

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inmbolmie

28 Mar 2020, 18:48

Doomsday terminals from an abandoned NATO command and control bunker in Italy.

Around 8:00 of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SuGOpHh6dU

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Googled for the displayed make and model (Delta 7260TC) but found nothing about it.

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stoddartc1

28 Mar 2020, 21:17

inmbolmie wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 18:48
Doomsday terminals from an abandoned NATO command and control bunker in Italy.

Around 8:00 of this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SuGOpHh6dU

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Googled for the displayed make and model (Delta 7260TC) but found nothing about it.
It's almost certainly a keytronic foam and foil board based off of the keycaps and the hint of a switch you can see in there.
Someone else seems to have found a similiar board, although this one uses Hall Effect switches: viewtopic.php?t=11163

Sbazzeguti

28 Mar 2020, 21:26

Hi, I recently acquired this Ferranti keyboard, not yet in my hands unfortunately. Have you ever seen it?

Thanks!
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PlacaFromHell

28 Mar 2020, 22:01

I would like to bump this thing, is intriguing me so bad with that Focus looking mini LED cluster. The guy who owns it say it's labeled with "MDL - CKB 101-102 S/N 713326" but I can't find anything.

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Polecat

28 Mar 2020, 22:16

PlacaFromHell wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 22:01
I would like to bump this thing, is intriguing me so bad with that Focus looking mini LED cluster. The guy who owns it say it's labeled with "MDL - CKB 101-102 S/N 713326" but I can't find anything.
I had one of those back in the early '90s. Sorry, I don't remember who made it or what's inside, but I can tell you it's not Alps or clicky. I would guess slider and membrane or foam and foil based on how it felt. Like you I really wanted it to be something nice.

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PlacaFromHell

28 Mar 2020, 22:19

Polecat wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 22:16
PlacaFromHell wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 22:01
I would like to bump this thing, is intriguing me so bad with that Focus looking mini LED cluster. The guy who owns it say it's labeled with "MDL - CKB 101-102 S/N 713326" but I can't find anything.
I had one of those back in the early '90s. Sorry, I don't remember who made it or what's inside, but I can tell you it's not Alps or clicky. I would guess slider and membrane or foam and foil based on how it felt. Like you I really wanted it to be something nice.
Ohhh, that's so sad :( Thanks Polecat, I think my life can go on now.

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