IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Lekrafter

10 Oct 2020, 18:09

Seems to be a rebranded Fujitsu FKB4804.

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//gainsborough
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10 Oct 2020, 18:10

Lekrafter wrote:
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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He said he opened a refund, haha. BTW I believe that's an SMK board with MX mounts, yeah?

ball00n

10 Oct 2020, 18:16

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's Fujitsu fkb 4800.

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shine

10 Oct 2020, 18:52

ball00n wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 18:16
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's Fujitsu fkb 4800.
Lekrafter wrote:
10 Oct 2020, 18:09
Seems to be a rebranded Fujitsu FKB4804.
//gainsborough wrote:
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
You are right!! Thanks!!!

jwmaxwell

19 Oct 2020, 22:06

acolombo wrote:
21 Apr 2015, 11:37
Image I've found this in my local listings. Could it be mechanical? Do you recognize it?
Looks like a keyboard made by Focus Electronics. I'm not sure about the model, but there's a start for you

kelvinhall05

20 Oct 2020, 00:03

jwmaxwell wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 22:06
acolombo wrote:
21 Apr 2015, 11:37
Image I've found this in my local listings. Could it be mechanical? Do you recognize it?
Looks like a keyboard made by Focus Electronics. I'm not sure about the model, but there's a start for you
What makes you say that? Certainly doesn't look like a Focus to me...keycaps are different, font is different, layout is different, case design is different, etc etc

jwmaxwell

20 Oct 2020, 02:55

kelvinhall05 wrote:
20 Oct 2020, 00:03
jwmaxwell wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 22:06
acolombo wrote:
21 Apr 2015, 11:37
Image I've found this in my local listings. Could it be mechanical? Do you recognize it?
Looks like a keyboard made by Focus Electronics. I'm not sure about the model, but there's a start for you
What makes you say that? Certainly doesn't look like a Focus to me...keycaps are different, font is different, layout is different, case design is different, etc etc
I've been seeing some Focus boards recently with a similar pattern around the arrow keys and the design isn't too terribly different from some of their boards, however, now that you mention it, the lock lights are a bit off and the layout of the board is unorthodox for Focus. The board actually shares quite a few features with the LIGWL-101, however, it clearly isn't that board, nor is it made by the same company.

4_404

20 Oct 2020, 04:29

jwmaxwell wrote:
19 Oct 2020, 22:06
acolombo wrote:
21 Apr 2015, 11:37
I've found this in my local listings. Could it be mechanical? Do you recognize it?
Looks like a keyboard made by Focus Electronics. I'm not sure about the model, but there's a start for you
wiki/Chicony_KB-5191. Also, this board is from Page 1 of the thread, and was identified in 2015.

jwmaxwell

20 Oct 2020, 04:47

4_404 wrote:
20 Oct 2020, 04:29

wiki/Chicony_KB-5191. Also, this board is from Page 1 of the thread, and was identified in 2015.
Hush, I realized a few minutes after the response that there were hundreds of pages and that I was slow

Lekrafter

21 Oct 2020, 18:37

Looks like a trs 80 model 16 kb but white?
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kps

21 Oct 2020, 21:24

Lekrafter wrote:
21 Oct 2020, 18:37
Looks like a trs 80 model 16 kb but white?
Tandy 6000. It's a TRS80 model 16, but white.

L2A9000

28 Oct 2020, 23:09

Hi.

Any one seen\know just this keyboard? At/din5
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Jan Pospisil

29 Oct 2020, 14:17

Looks like a fold out kb for a "portable" computer.

L2A9000

30 Oct 2020, 05:16

Jan Pospisil wrote:
29 Oct 2020, 14:17
"portable" computer.
Found that it was rackmounted keyboard 70%. Interested in model.

andresteare

31 Oct 2020, 00:30

Dome with... Lever thingy?
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hwood34

01 Nov 2020, 22:32

Zenith ZBK-3?

Considering the lack of any available information, I'm assuming it's just the rubberdome sequel to the ZKB-2?

Jan Pospisil

02 Nov 2020, 00:14

hwood34 wrote:
01 Nov 2020, 22:32
Zenith ZBK-3?

Considering the lack of any available information, I'm assuming it's just the rubberdome sequel to the ZKB-2?
can't be sure, I think I recently looked this one up and yeah, it was most likely RD. Also looking at the way the back side looks, that hollow back is usually a RD thing, right?

andresteare

02 Nov 2020, 02:14

Well, it's this, the mechanism got me intrigued
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hwood34

02 Nov 2020, 03:12

Jan Pospisil wrote:
02 Nov 2020, 00:14
hwood34 wrote:
01 Nov 2020, 22:32
Zenith ZBK-3?

Considering the lack of any available information, I'm assuming it's just the rubberdome sequel to the ZKB-2?
can't be sure, I think I recently looked this one up and yeah, it was most likely RD. Also looking at the way the back side looks, that hollow back is usually a RD thing, right?
gotta be

Jimi14

07 Nov 2020, 16:27

Here is a weird one. It's an AT-style board that once belonged to a Bondwell Pro 28 with what i think is an Estonian layout (or some weird hybrid one, can't think of any other language that uses å, ä, ö, and ü but no other umlauts). Label on the back says nothing beyond it being made in 1987.

seller claims it's Swedish, but then why the hell is there ü and é keys?

(edit, realized that Estonian doesn't use å. So now i have no idea what layout it's using)

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hellothere

10 Nov 2020, 01:22

andresteare wrote:
31 Oct 2020, 00:30
Dome with... Lever thingy?
Neat. What's the brand?

mindgame

10 Nov 2020, 01:57

L2A9000 wrote:
28 Oct 2020, 23:09
Hi.

Any one seen\know just this keyboard? At/din5
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something over membrane imo, maybe alps-clones in best scenario..don't buy it even for 15$ :)

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hellothere

12 Nov 2020, 01:18

Could be nice for keycap harvesting, especially if it is Alps mount.

I also think that it's probably a rubber dome, but that looks like a DIN-5 cable. Windows keys plus big ol' DIN might be interesting.

andresteare

12 Nov 2020, 02:19

hellothere wrote:
10 Nov 2020, 01:22
andresteare wrote:
31 Oct 2020, 00:30
Dome with... Lever thingy?
Neat. What's the brand?
It's a Zenith
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Polecat

12 Nov 2020, 03:31

This one came up before:

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Definitely for a luggable PC. Windows keys means it's from 1995 or later. Some of these keyboards had Alps or clones, others had MX blues or blacks. I can't tell which from the caps, but perhaps someone here can?

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hellothere

12 Nov 2020, 16:04

Polecat wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 23:38
Zbrojovka wrote:
12 Apr 2020, 23:30
chip chop wrote:
11 Apr 2020, 01:03
It looks pretty close to this one.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yndCXP0ZkOQ
Yeah. And description to my keyboard says its clicky. And that strange cable gutter meaning that it could be meant to be portable. It probably has complicated Alps in it.
Definitely for a portable/luggable. Windows keys date it to 1995 or later, so probably not complicated Alps. Some versions of those luggable keyboards had Cherry MX blues or blacks.

Edit: here's an earlier version with a different layout and MX blues:

viewtopic.php?f=62&t=16741&p=374589&hil ... en#p374589

I have one just like this in black with Dolch caps, also with MX blues. And a white Alps keyboard in the exact same colors and layout. They made these luggables for many years, and there were a lot of variations. Most were poorly made, so not many have survived.
Chicony KB-5170. Blue Alps in the video.

Hey, if it's really $15, I'd take the chance.

Razerban

12 Nov 2020, 16:17

Hello guys!
I found these keyboards laying around.
Has anyone come across one of these:

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ntv242ver2

12 Nov 2020, 16:33

Fujitsu leaf spring linear for the top two.
Fujitsu something dome with slider i cant remember but not that popular, for the middle one
No idea for the last one, cherry My maybe, i am thinking of a cherry keyboard

kelvinhall05

12 Nov 2020, 17:16

I have one of the top ones in a different layout. I made a thread that has some info on it but I recommend you just map the matrix.

Razerban

12 Nov 2020, 17:35

kelvinhall05 wrote:
12 Nov 2020, 17:16
I have one of the top ones in a different layout. I made a thread that has some info on it but I recommend you just map the matrix.
Could you please share the link of the thread ? Thanks!

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