IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Redmaus
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02 Aug 2020, 20:54

Jimi14 wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 10:40
Seller is also selling these brown alps boards, but claim they aren't working. Is it because they aren't speaking AT?

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Those actually have their own processor on the keyboard PCB. If you wanted to use them you would have to probably wire in your own controller on the PCB. It would definitely take work as those keyboards are only meant to be used with a TIPC.
kelvinhall05 wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 10:40
I'd get the brown Alps boards regardless. Hell, if they're cheap and you're not too interested in it, I may consider buying one from you.
Same here, I know some people who are looking for brown alps.

Jimi14

02 Aug 2020, 22:30

kelvinhall05 wrote:
02 Aug 2020, 16:07
The wiki shows a very similar Canon board as having white Alps, so I think it's safe to say it's probably white Alps.

I'd get the brown Alps boards regardless. Hell, if they're cheap and you're not too interested in it, I may consider buying one from you.
Sadly i forgot to check the auction date for the TI boards and they ran out of time. They remained unsold though, so is gonna message the seller and see if he would be willing to sell them directly. (EDIT, turns out the seller already sold them directly to someone else, so no brown alps for me...)

Definitely gonna try to get that canon board though, already have an blue alps board in the form of an Datacomp DFK-102, but i always found it kinda ugly looking and would gladly replace it with this one.

Lekrafter

06 Aug 2020, 04:47

Anyone knows what this one might be?
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kelvinhall05

06 Aug 2020, 05:41

Super hard to tell from that pic. Complete guess would be some kind of buckling springs, I dunno.

juspek

06 Aug 2020, 06:30

Picture is so blurry but it looks like it is a keyboard :lol:
Seriously though, this Televideo PC keyboard looks same http://www.retrotechnology.com/aux/televid_dos.html

hpqoeu

11 Aug 2020, 18:13

Hi, I'd like help with identifying the keyboard in this imgur album:
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Hausen

14 Aug 2020, 15:58

Hey,
does someone recognize this external numpad?

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CapnCrunch53

15 Aug 2020, 20:33

Anybody know what type of switch this is, from a Compaq Portable III? Some type of dome with slider I assume?
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hellothere

15 Aug 2020, 23:35

While I'm also going to vote slider with dome, I just took a quick Internet Expedition and found out that these also came with foam & foil or Alps.

Jan Pospisil

18 Aug 2020, 13:32

So I know the model of this, supposedly "Philips 2818". Does anyone know anything about this keyboard though? I couldn't google anything. :( It looks vaguely model M-y? Older Philips supposedly used space invaders, could this one also have them?

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(don't have a better photo, as the seller only supplied this)

josh68

20 Aug 2020, 02:40

Can someone identify this keyboard?
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hellothere

20 Aug 2020, 21:00

@josh68 http://vintagecomputer.ca/morrow-md-3p- ... e-computer. Still looking for switch type. I like the dials.

Nope. Nothing easily findable. A couple examples here had tall cream Alps.

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zrrion

20 Aug 2020, 22:14

The layout looks a lot like some zenith/heath terminal keyboards that AFAIK only cane in skcc and skcl. I don't think it would be skff as the caps look newer than that switch range was ever paired with. The LED positions and lack of alps branding on the PCB is also an indicator that it is something else.

juspek

21 Aug 2020, 22:21

Here is a picture of Morrow Systems computer with similar keyboard: https://deramp.com/downloads/mfe_archiv ... _color.jpg

josh68

22 Aug 2020, 01:22

Fantastic. Great info from everyone. I very much appreciate it all.

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Nasanieru

01 Sep 2020, 05:19

Anyone know what this funky thing is? It looks like its PS/2 compatible but there's nothing besides that. The label is useless besides bearing the numbers 18555.
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hellothere

02 Sep 2020, 00:24

Might be Alps plate spring. The IBM 5576 looks similar and I know I've seen a keeb with the numeric keypad to the left of the navigation cluster before. I'll try to find a match.

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hellothere

02 Sep 2020, 00:35

Nope. Didn't find it. I'd buy it, though. It's nice looking.

bonnee

04 Sep 2020, 17:18

Anyone knows if this is a Model M? I'm very confused by the sticker since I've seen the same exact part number on an Italian Model M, but this case definitely doesn't look right.
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kelvinhall05

04 Sep 2020, 17:35

bonnee wrote:
04 Sep 2020, 17:18
Anyone knows if this is a Model M? I'm very confused by the sticker since I've seen the same exact part number on an Italian Model M, but this case definitely doesn't look right.
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Pvc case and lexmark branding on the sticker, I'd say it's just a super weird model m or maybe a rubber dome.

gianni

04 Sep 2020, 17:36

The top picture doesn't represent a model m.

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dcopellino

04 Sep 2020, 18:21

It's definitely a scam with that sticker on the back. A bad Italian job according to the kbd layout. It's seems to be a '90s clicky cherry, but I let the word to someone more savvy. The pvc manufacturing is the warranty of a bright future, though.

Lekrafter

04 Sep 2020, 18:44

Yeah that's an NMB rt102, it has clicky space invader switches, otherwise called hi-tek 725 series black

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hellothere

04 Sep 2020, 19:38

FWIW, even if it was a Model M, that part number is for the rubber-dome version.

I don't see that keyboard on subito.it anymore.

terrycherry

04 Sep 2020, 21:45

Hausen wrote:
14 Aug 2020, 15:58
Hey,
does someone recognize this external numpad?

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it's BTC dome conductive

terrycherry

04 Sep 2020, 22:00

bonnee wrote:
04 Sep 2020, 17:18
Anyone knows if this is a Model M? I'm very confused by the sticker since I've seen the same exact part number on an Italian Model M, but this case definitely doesn't look right.
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Very interesting. It's looks same as the NMB RT-8271CFC, with Hi-Tek 725 series switch.
I thought the label should be the owner took from the original Model M.(or he upload the wrong photo) If not, it's the never seen fake Model M.
You should ask the seller take a shot which switch it has,especially the space bar.
It worth to buy it!

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PlacaFromHell

06 Sep 2020, 23:21

Guys, what's this? I barely think I saw an Alps keyboard shaped like that, but I'm not sure.
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hellothere

07 Sep 2020, 08:38

PlacaFromHell wrote:
06 Sep 2020, 23:21
Guys, what's this? I barely think I saw an Alps keyboard shaped like that, but I'm not sure.
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There were some keyboards from Adesso in the "ergonomic" shape that had Alps clone switches. There was someone on ebay that was selling them a couple weeks back and his ad said something like, "Looks like white Alps, but can't confirm," which, of course, is code for, "They're not Alps switches."

Looks like a Windows 95 keyboard, with the four keys the the right of the spacebar.

davkol

07 Sep 2020, 11:58

hellothere wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 08:38
his ad said something like, "Looks like white Alps, but can't confirm," which, of course, is code for, "They're not Alps switches."
The opposite happened to me twice. It was green and blue Alps respectively. They were just dirty.

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PlacaFromHell

07 Sep 2020, 21:27

hellothere wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 08:38
There were some keyboards from Adesso in the "ergonomic" shape that had Alps clone switches. There was someone on ebay that was selling them a couple weeks back and his ad said something like, "Looks like white Alps, but can't confirm," which, of course, is code for, "They're not Alps switches."

Looks like a Windows 95 keyboard, with the four keys the the right of the spacebar.
davkol wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 11:58

The opposite happened to me twice. It was green and blue Alps respectively. They were just dirty.
Thanks guys. I guess I should get it with his Focus FK-7200

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