IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

motoko

21 Mar 2021, 15:45

Looks like the terminal to Mother on the Nostromo!

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SlowTyper

21 Mar 2021, 19:19

Found these two on local ads...

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On top one says IRIS, no labels behind. Seems quite old and looks like some IBM Model F clone.

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TNT

21 Mar 2021, 20:18

Looks very similar to Compaq's model F clones: wiki/Key_Tronic_Model_F_clone_series

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SlowTyper

21 Mar 2021, 21:13

TNT wrote:
21 Mar 2021, 20:18
Looks very similar to Compaq's model F clones: wiki/Key_Tronic_Model_F_clone_series
So foam and foil :(

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XMIT
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21 Mar 2021, 21:15

Yes. The font and the lock LED location are giveaways.

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Keybug

22 Mar 2021, 17:11

Strange Cherry fish, should be a pretty great little workhorse! Likely MX blacks under thin PBT keycaps. Does anyone know the model number?
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kbdfr
The Tiproman

22 Mar 2021, 17:21

Keybug wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 17:11
Strange Cherry fish, should be a pretty great little workhorse! Likely MX blacks under thin PBT keycaps. Does anyone know the model number?
It’s a G81-8308, it has awful MY switches.
And yes, it is a pretty great little workhorse with 24 programmable keys, like its predecessor the G80-2100..

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Keybug

22 Mar 2021, 17:30

Damn! And to think I just missed this beautiful NIB mother of a Siemens terminal keyboard... :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Keybug

22 Mar 2021, 17:33

But then again, maybe it isn't G81! :P :lol: Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, though.
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dr-lipschitz

22 Mar 2021, 20:59

Probably had nixie switches

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photekq
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22 Mar 2021, 21:05

Keybug wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 17:30
Damn! And to think I just missed this beautiful NIB mother of a Siemens terminal keyboard... :cry: :cry: :cry:
So unlucky. That's such a beauty. I don't suppose there were any pictures of the label? I hope it turns up somewhere so we can at least identify it :cry:
dr-lipschitz wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 20:59
Probably had nixie switches
Please stop commenting this on every Siemens/Nixdorf branded Cherry board :lol: The only boards with "Nixdorf blacks"/"Nixies" are the Nixdorf Softkeys boards [1] [2], which are easily differentiated from the Siemens/Nixdorf boards that were OEM'd by Cherry themselves.
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DJSwayde

22 Mar 2021, 21:09

dr-lipschitz wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 20:59
Probably had nixie switches
No, it probably did not.

austinmc32

23 Mar 2021, 01:03

Found this at work. wanted to know if its worth anything.
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Palatino

23 Mar 2021, 01:04

The keyboard for the Siemens Dimension RXL chemical analyser, made by TG3 Electronics.

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Palatino

23 Mar 2021, 01:05


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Palatino

23 Mar 2021, 01:08

They keycaps look nice - they would definitely get some interest on their own. As to the keyboard itself, it depends a bit on the connector and how usable it is. I for one like it: many strange buttons is a plus!

austinmc32

23 Mar 2021, 01:20

i like it too! honestly wouldn't mind selling it. But it is a ps2 connection on it. It was covered in plastic its whole life. sop the condition of it is very good.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

23 Mar 2021, 12:11

Keybug wrote:
22 Mar 2021, 17:33
But then again, maybe it isn't G81! :P :lol: Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, though.
The G80 version of the 8038 is not a Cherry model, but a modification made by a third party (don't remember the name at the moment), according to which they make them only with MX browns.

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apb

26 Mar 2021, 01:56

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any ideas? Looks like a Gateway anykey or some other rubberdome

edit: looks like it's this.
Gateway PS/2 2000 Keyboard (2196001-00-102)

Lekrafter

26 Mar 2021, 03:51

Def dome

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Keybug

26 Mar 2021, 08:55

kbdfr wrote:
23 Mar 2021, 12:11
The G80 version of the 8038 is not a Cherry model, but a modification made by a third party (don't remember the name at the moment), according to which they make them only with MX browns.
Bugger, you were right, of course. G81 it is! :cry: :roll: Still, a great little tank of a board. Not sure I will be able to find a use for it, though. Typing on it is horrible, of course.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

26 Mar 2021, 11:42

Keybug wrote:
26 Mar 2021, 08:55
kbdfr wrote:
23 Mar 2021, 12:11
The G80 version of the 8038 is not a Cherry model, but a modification made by a third party (don't remember the name at the moment), according to which they make them only with MX browns.
Bugger, you were right, of course. G81 it is! :cry: :roll: Still, a great little tank of a board. Not sure I will be able to find a use for it, though. Typing on it is horrible, of course.
The innards of a G80-8000 would fit, but while the G80 has a flat cable as a connector, the G81 has a plastic sheet with printed tracks. Apparently no way to make the contacts fit, I fear, even if the connections have the same measurements and probably the same configuration.

But well, I'm not a keyboard tinkerer, of course.
Would be grateful for how-tos - preferably excluding soldering :lol:

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hellothere

26 Mar 2021, 16:18

austinmc32 wrote:
23 Mar 2021, 01:20
i like it too! honestly wouldn't mind selling it. But it is a ps2 connection on it. It was covered in plastic its whole life. sop the condition of it is very good.
PS/2 isn't a problem. PS/2 to USB adapters cost around $6 US. It would be nice if you remove a cap to show us the switches. I'm thinking Cherry, but I could be wrong.

Gotta love a keyboard that has both a "Meth" key and a "THC" key.

I'd probably put a bid on it, too. I also like lots of additional keys.

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Go-Kart

26 Mar 2021, 19:22

apb wrote:
26 Mar 2021, 01:56
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any ideas? Looks like a Gateway anykey or some other rubberdome

edit: looks like it's this.
Gateway PS/2 2000 Keyboard (2196001-00-102)
Some regular Gateway 2000 boards feature Maxi Switch conductive dome with sliders.

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Palatino

28 Mar 2021, 12:42

I've draw a blank on this switch - and the keyboard too. The switch is clicky, perhaps an Alps clone of some sort, but with a simple rectangular slider like an SMK 2nd Gen switch. Doesn't feel too bad at all. Does anyone recognize it?
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Go-Kart

28 Mar 2021, 16:59

Palatino wrote:
28 Mar 2021, 12:42
I've draw a blank on this switch - and the keyboard too. The switch is clicky, perhaps an Alps clone of some sort, but with a simple rectangular slider like an SMK 2nd Gen switch. Doesn't feel too bad at all. Does anyone recognize it?
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I saw/bid on that Fullmark! :lol: I had the guy shoot me a pic of the switches and it just looked like an Alps clone but I couldn't discern anything further due to bad picture quality. Now I can see them better, it still doesn't help all that much :geek:

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Go-Kart

28 Mar 2021, 17:00

Who made it/what does the PCB say?

EricDauphinais

28 Mar 2021, 22:57

Jesseg wrote:
01 Jul 2020, 04:32
Gnho wrote:
30 Jun 2020, 22:15
Anyone has experience with this one?

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The seller says it's Harris C1100 but I can't figure out what switches are in it. Thanks!
This looks a bit like NMB (space invader), but I could be wrong
Ordered one simply because I was too curious, now will need to figure out how to convert it...

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zrrion

29 Mar 2021, 00:16

Palatino wrote:
28 Mar 2021, 12:42
I've draw a blank on this switch - and the keyboard too. The switch is clicky, perhaps an Alps clone of some sort, but with a simple rectangular slider like an SMK 2nd Gen switch. Doesn't feel too bad at all. Does anyone recognize it?
It looks a lot like a KPT switch, but the top housing isn't quite right for that

4_404

29 Mar 2021, 01:28

Palatino wrote:
28 Mar 2021, 12:42
I've draw a blank on this switch - and the keyboard too. The switch is clicky, perhaps an Alps clone of some sort, but with a simple rectangular slider like an SMK 2nd Gen switch. Doesn't feel too bad at all. Does anyone recognize it?
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I have a Fullmark board with what looks like a white version of the same switch. I thought I identified the switch, but have subsequently forgotten what it was. My Fullmark board is identical to two other boards I have with ISNJK-168/268 FCC ID (Limtech) (one with SKCM white, one with AO2 clones), apart from the label and PCB - the same as wiki/Brain_KB-9001S, but without the RB88. Note the 368 number on the plate. Sorry for the garbage photos.
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