IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Polecat

08 Sep 2020, 00:30

PlacaFromHell wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 21:27

Thanks guys. I guess I should get it with his Focus FK-7200
I wouldn't expect "good" Alps switches in this one. Ergo boards didn't become common until the mid-'90s, and Windows keys not until 1996 or so. By then it was bamboo white or simplified, or some version of clones. Of course some people like those, nothing wrong with that.

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hellothere

08 Sep 2020, 02:03

davkol wrote:
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.
Speaking of, I have an Adesso non-ergo keyboard that's sitting a couple feet away from me. There were at least two posters here that thought they had won the lottery because they had the same color switches my Adesso has: neon green. Oooh! Rare Alps find! Then someone pointed out that they had four tabs :{

coolrainbow20

08 Sep 2020, 18:01

Hello guys, does somebody know more about that keyboard:

Link to images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

What's that switch?
From my understanding it's some kind of alps or alps clone. It has a black slider and feels like a pretty light tactile rubber dome switch, almost linear. But unlike many other, this require it to be pressed all the way down to be registered. The key caps are double-shot abs key caps, which can be identified by the two color mold and by comparing the color change on the top with the side of the key cap.

The slider design looks exactly like this: [wiki]wiki/SMK_Alps_mount[/wiki]

BTW: this is my first post on the forum.

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PlacaFromHell

08 Sep 2020, 23:16

ntv242 wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 22:35
coolrainbow20 wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 18:01
Hello guys, does somebody know more about that keyboard:

Link to images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/ ... sp=sharing

What's that switch?
From my understanding it's some kind of alps or alps clone. It has a black slider and feels like a pretty light tactile rubber dome switch, almost linear. But unlike many other, this require it to be pressed all the way down to be registered. The key caps are double-shot abs key caps, which can be identified by the two color mold and by comparing the color change on the top with the side of the key cap.

The slider design looks exactly like this: [wiki]wiki/SMK_Alps_mount[/wiki]

BTW: this is my first post on the forum.
I think this is some kind of dome with sliders. yes the caps have alps mount but they are different than normal skcm alps or skcm clones.
It looks exactly like the sliders of a Sunshine keyboard I had years ago. Nothing special, just rubberdomes and a membrane.

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snuci
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09 Sep 2020, 00:08

hellothere wrote:
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.
Here's the switch on my keyboard linked above. I don't know what these switches are.
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hellothere

09 Sep 2020, 02:21

Looks really close to a Futaba, but not quite.

EDIT: Did a quick trip around the internet and Morrow didn't stick with one switch. They did use vintage Futaba switches and "newer" SMK, too.

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bozart

09 Sep 2020, 17:08

This video shows you how to clean the keys on your computer keyboard : http://ohmondieu.ovh/video-comment-nett ... rdinateur/ :lol:

CawlScolds

15 Sep 2020, 06:09

I found the old keyboard my dad used, to work on Lotus everyday even before MS Excel and Win95 became a thing, I just remember I used to smash it a lot as a kid when I had to wait 10 minutes for a Fallout savegame to load (on a 486 w/ 16 MB RAM...) only to find out the file got corrupted, used it until 2001, tried it and still all keys are working fine except for 2 or 3 that require extra pressure to activate.
Any ideas what kind of switches these are? They have AB2 written on them and what does the A-->X switch on the bottom do?
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zrrion

15 Sep 2020, 06:30

That looks like a KPT switch or a KPT clone of some sort. The A>X switch is used to change the protocol between AT and XT. If you have a converter to use it on a modern computer you should leave it set to AT.
The BAE+ISO left shift is an interesting combination that you don't see a lot of.

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Yasu0

15 Sep 2020, 17:58

This is on its way to me. Unlike the sight unseen Harris purchase, I have a pic. Until it arrives this is all I have.. I figure its from a medical machine or ATM, probably horrible, but what the heck. The thrill of the unknown is fun.

Any body have any guesses what is it?
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Jan Pospisil

20 Sep 2020, 19:26

From the keycap roundness I assume this is a Siemens keyboard. Anyone know the model?

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Yasu0

22 Sep 2020, 22:30

Any ideas whats going on here? Says "tasti nero-bianco" which is Italian. Has a similar plastic liner as some of the TG3 police cruiser keyboards.
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Rayndalf

24 Sep 2020, 02:39

Yasu0 wrote:
22 Sep 2020, 22:30
Any ideas whats going on here? Says "tasti nero-bianco" which is Italian. Has a similar plastic liner as some of the TG3 police cruiser keyboards.
Those keycaps remind me of Devlin keycaps

Rayndalf

24 Sep 2020, 02:39

Any idea what switches these are?
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Gower

27 Sep 2020, 03:33

What switches would be in this board? It seems to be a "Sanyo MPC-2" localized to Arabic. I cant really find much info online about the keyboard itself, pretty much everything just talks about the computer it came attached to..

viewtopic.php?t=9119
this thread shows that Sanyo has worked with fujitsu in at least one keyboard model, using Peerless Type 2 switches.

any info would be appreciated, thanks :D
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samplu

27 Sep 2020, 10:00

Can someone help me determine what keyboard model this is? I know it’s supposed to go with a 3278 display station but I haven’t been able to find any pictures online of this keyboard with the white numpad.
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Gower

27 Sep 2020, 20:51

samplu wrote:
27 Sep 2020, 10:00
Can someone help me determine what keyboard model this is? I know it’s supposed to go with a 3278 display station but I haven’t been able to find any pictures online of this keyboard with the white numpad.
so, this GH thread quoting one of these beamsprings selling for 2k USD is missing pictures, but google images seems to have saved a thumbnail version of the attached pics, and shows that it had a mostly white numpad. Weirdly though, the numpad didnt have a 2 unit zero key, and instead had a white zero key and black backspace(?) key! Just searching "3278 Display Station Geekhack" on google images shows the old thumbnail.

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=95119.0
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kelvinhall05

28 Sep 2020, 02:42

Any ideas? Bought in on impulse, worried it is f&f, already opened refund even though it was only $15 (albeit with $30 shipping and $10 import).
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xxhellfirexx

28 Sep 2020, 05:05

kelvinhall05 wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 02:42
Any ideas? Bought in on impulse, worried it is f&f, already opened refund even though it was only $15 (albeit with $30 shipping and $10 import).
They are topre-like domes.


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kelvinhall05

28 Sep 2020, 13:51

xxhellfirexx wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 05:05
kelvinhall05 wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 02:42
Any ideas? Bought in on impulse, worried it is f&f, already opened refund even though it was only $15 (albeit with $30 shipping and $10 import).
They are topre-like domes.


viewtopic.php?t=22683
According to HerbalNekoTea on the Discord, this has SMKs, so I went ahead and got a refund for the BTC I bought with it (also thinking it was something else) but am going to stick with this one. Thanks!

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CL4P-TP

28 Sep 2020, 16:32

https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/e457682108

Any clue on this one? I've just bought it because the keycaps look cool and it was cheap :D

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hellothere

29 Sep 2020, 22:11

We had an identical one on page 142 or 143 of this thread. I also said I'd buy it just because it looks cool. I also said that I thought I saw one before and it was an Alps plate spring. Can't confirm because I can't find the one said I saw.

When you get it, please post pics of the switches. If you don't like it, I'm sure I have $20 lying around somewhere.

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CL4P-TP

30 Sep 2020, 09:42

hellothere wrote:
29 Sep 2020, 22:11
We had an identical one on page 142 or 143 of this thread. I also said I'd buy it just because it looks cool. I also said that I thought I saw one before and it was an Alps plate spring. Can't confirm because I can't find the one said I saw.

When you get it, please post pics of the switches. If you don't like it, I'm sure I have $20 lying around somewhere.
Thank you for the info, SKCP are one of my favourite switches. I'll post pics in 2-3 months (seamail shipping), in the worst case scenario I'll have a rubber dome with nice keycaps

zzxx53

01 Oct 2020, 23:40

Anyone can identify this board?
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Iwaju

02 Oct 2020, 00:24

zrrion wrote:
15 Sep 2020, 06:30
That looks like a KPT switch or a KPT clone of some sort. The A>X switch is used to change the protocol between AT and XT. If you have a converter to use it on a modern computer you should leave it set to AT.
The BAE+ISO left shift is an interesting combination that you don't see a lot of.
you mean big-ass?

Razerban

04 Oct 2020, 09:58

Hello!
Can anyone identify this keyboard for me ?
http://imgur.com/a/Iv9M48o
The seller says that it's a Dassault keyboard. It has an AT/PC switch on the back.
The label also present on the back has the following ID: MIC 3308-920-000 but I think it's just an internal reference.

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hellothere

04 Oct 2020, 19:13

zzxx53 wrote:
01 Oct 2020, 23:40
Anyone can identify this board?
Looks an awful lot like Micro Switch Hall Effect switches. Not a 100% match, but close. No clue on the keyboard manufacturer.

You might want to add a pic or two of a keycap bottom.

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shine

10 Oct 2020, 17:48

is this a blue alps keyboard? i know that the black version of the canon hd40 is, but the grey... judging by the bloq num and mayus lights i don't think is even an alps board, right? seems more like cherry. Anyone knows?
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Lekrafter

10 Oct 2020, 18:01

kelvinhall05 wrote:
28 Sep 2020, 02:42
Any ideas? Bought in on impulse, worried it is f&f, already opened refund even though it was only $15 (albeit with $30 shipping and $10 import).
Did you really get it, cause I've got it in my hands right now??
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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

10 Oct 2020, 18:08

shine wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 17:48
is this a blue alps keyboard? i know that the black version of the canon hd40 is, but the grey... judging by the bloq num and mayus lights i don't think is even an alps board, right? seems more like cherry. Anyone knows?
It is not an alps board, based on lock light shape and position

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