IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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hellothere

23 Dec 2020, 20:23

> Maybe some sort of dust resistant variant of the infamous 2nd gen? Idk.
I'd take issue with "infamous." The "Monterey" blues feel pretty nice. :P

I'd take a guess at the bottom one (KL;') being SMK spring over membrane. The one with the inverted cruciform mount doesn't look like the standard mount for SMK 2nd Gen, so I'll pass.

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Lynx_Carpathica

28 Dec 2020, 00:14

Hi. I found this G81-3081 LBD online locally. What do you think? Are those dubleshoots? From all I know, only Hxxx are dubleshoots. Theese might be lasered. Thanks!
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EDIT:
Is the Unikey KB-5323 a standard dome keyboard?

Rayndalf

28 Dec 2020, 00:37

Visually it looks like lasered PBT keycaps.
'L' indicates lasered keycaps as well
wiki/Cherry_article_numbers

If it's cheap enough ($20?) then it might be worth it for the case and cable

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Lynx_Carpathica

28 Dec 2020, 00:46

Rayndalf wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 00:37
Visually it looks like lasered PBT keycaps.
'L' indicates lasered keycaps as well
wiki/Cherry_article_numbers

If it's cheap enough ($20?) then it might be worth it for the case and cable
Yeah... that confirms it. Thanks. The only question remaining, werher the second board in the edited section is mechanical or not.

Rayndalf

28 Dec 2020, 02:13


JADF

28 Dec 2020, 16:24

Yurnero wrote:
16 Nov 2020, 10:04
Hey, guys I only recently got into hunting for vintage and strange keyboard and found something incredibly interesting. KB-128-A or KB-128 brings up nothing, trying to find anything about Gigatek got me some answers regarding what type of keyboard this exactly is.
I got a ton of info and detailed documents about 980A: "KB980A Series128-Keys programmable keyboard is specially designed for most dedicated applications, such as banking system, POS system, etc. Each key can be programmable up to 42 characters and can be defined through the PC by the user. The integrated magnetic stripe reader can read authorization cards, credit cards, or bank passbooks." That at least clarifies what 128-A is.

The seller claims in the auction description that it's a microswitch keyboard because it's clicky, the photo clearly shows Cherry MX mount under the spare keycaps but that means almost nothing when Cherry MX mount is so universal. I'm really confused about what really is hiding under the keycaps. I already contacted the seller for more photos and info regarding the keyboard but I'm yet to receive a reply. So I decided to ask here, what do you think guys?
Hi, I've managed to find the same model for a very affordable price. It's using Cherry MX blue switches, coming with a software floppy. Did you manage to get it running? I thought about using this board as a macro pad, but Idk if I could get it working on windows, or Should I just use it as a source for switches.

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ddrfraser1

29 Dec 2020, 19:26

This guy?

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zrrion

29 Dec 2020, 20:02

That's a wyse at

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ddrfraser1

29 Dec 2020, 20:39

zrrion wrote:
29 Dec 2020, 20:02
That's a wyse at
Danke! I suppose it’s obvious when you look at it 😏

Anyone know the model number?

Jan Pospisil

30 Dec 2020, 17:44

Came up blank with the number sticker. Switches seem to be O2 four tab Alps clones.
Maybe an Ortek? (the 4 lock lights)
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Explorer914

08 Jan 2021, 01:47

Hello
This keyboard is up for sale on a Swedish auction site.

I've tried to find out more about the switches in this keyboard but I cant find any information on what switches this board has.

Can anyone here give me a hint about the switches?

John Doe

08 Jan 2021, 02:41

Explorer914 wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 01:47
Hello
This keyboard is up for sale on a Swedish auction site.

I've tried to find out more about the switches in this keyboard but I cant find any information on what switches this board has.

Can anyone here give me a hint about the switches?
Which keyboard? :?

Lekrafter

08 Jan 2021, 09:50

lol

Explorer914

08 Jan 2021, 10:51

John Doe wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 02:41
Explorer914 wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 01:47
Hello
This keyboard is up for sale on a Swedish auction site.

I've tried to find out more about the switches in this keyboard but I cant find any information on what switches this board has.

Can anyone here give me a hint about the switches?
Which keyboard? :?
Whoops. Forgot to add the link :oops: :oops: :oops:

Here it comes

https://www.tradera.com/item/340854/440 ... angentbord

Jan Pospisil

08 Jan 2021, 11:05

Explorer914 wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 10:51
John Doe wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 02:41
Explorer914 wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 01:47
Hello
This keyboard is up for sale on a Swedish auction site.

I've tried to find out more about the switches in this keyboard but I cant find any information on what switches this board has.

Can anyone here give me a hint about the switches?
Which keyboard? :?
Whoops. Forgot to add the link :oops: :oops: :oops:

Here it comes

https://www.tradera.com/item/340854/440 ... angentbord
2nd gen Fujitsu leafspring:
wiki/Fujitsu_Limited_N860-2505-T00201A

John Doe

08 Jan 2021, 12:08

Jan Pospisil wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 11:05
Explorer914 wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 10:51
John Doe wrote:
08 Jan 2021, 02:41


Which keyboard? :?
Whoops. Forgot to add the link :oops: :oops: :oops:

Here it comes

https://www.tradera.com/item/340854/440 ... angentbord
2nd gen Fujitsu leafspring:
wiki/Fujitsu_Limited_N860-2505-T00201A

Personally think it should belong to one of fujitsu n860-2500 series variants with 3rd fls switches, ofc it's big family because I have four of this but Explorer914'l link showed a different series number with quite unique keycaps I never seen, and there should be more kinds in the wild.

2505 has less keys on top function zone, last time it appeared(with host) I can recall is off yahoo japan, here is the link:https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/j69 ... 9JcjBBcA==

and two of what I have: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=7834&p=476979#p476979.

Jan Pospisil

08 Jan 2021, 13:39

I defer to your FLS authority. ;)

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Noobmaen

08 Jan 2021, 14:13

The wiki should be corrected, the described board definitely uses switches resembling gen 3, not gen 2

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hellothere

09 Jan 2021, 22:50

In any case, if you're in Sweden, it's a good price for a nice keyboard.

John Doe

10 Jan 2021, 14:33

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFn2E9LnWoQ

one f122 appeared in the video, but I think there should be more, atleast there're some 1st gen M122s but they're same looking as f122 viewing from front, so hard to ensure.

Explorer914

10 Jan 2021, 16:09

hellothere wrote:
09 Jan 2021, 22:50
In any case, if you're in Sweden, it's a good price for a nice keyboard.
Yes, I'm in Sweden and I will try to go get that board. :D

JADF

13 Jan 2021, 23:53

Anyone recognises this board? It has rather unusual f-key layout. Backside has no label.
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ntv242ver2

14 Jan 2021, 00:12

Based on the led light i am guessing either some kind of foam and foil or actually cherry switches. If the latter than likely mx black.

imdatperson

14 Jan 2021, 01:44

JADF wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 23:53
Anyone recognises this board? It has rather unusual f-key layout. Backside has no label.
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I would actually say that this a quite odd board, one that I only know of because I own one. It looks about identical to my hk-101, a board made by hottek in the late 1980’s. My exact board post is actually linked on the wiki under “Blazer 386”.

JADF

16 Jan 2021, 12:50

imdatperson wrote:
14 Jan 2021, 01:44
JADF wrote:
13 Jan 2021, 23:53
Anyone recognises this board? It has rather unusual f-key layout. Backside has no label.
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I would actually say that this a quite odd board, one that I only know of because I own one. It looks about identical to my hk-101, a board made by hottek in the late 1980’s. My exact board post is actually linked on the wiki under “Blazer 386”.
From what i've gathered about this blazer keyboard, it has a different layout - no additional f keys and no in key led lights, but the chasis is pretty much identical. I'll look further into hottek keyboards, thanks.

ghostdawg187

16 Jan 2021, 23:40

Do you have any clue what this might be?
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Polecat

16 Jan 2021, 23:52

ghostdawg187 wrote:
16 Jan 2021, 23:40
Do you have any clue what this might be?
Luggable PC, 286/386/486 vintage (early '90s). Lots of variations of those, with differences in layout and later ones with Windows keys. I have the PC board from one almost identical and it has white Alps SKCM. Others had some version of Cherry MX.

ghostdawg187

17 Jan 2021, 09:16

^^ Thank you very much for your help, Polecat!

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TNT

17 Jan 2021, 16:33

Basically the lamer version of the Dolch VPAC's keyboard :P

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