IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

Lekrafter

29 Mar 2021, 01:53

EricDauphinais wrote:
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...
It's foam and foil... sorry to disappoint

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Palatino

29 Mar 2021, 23:15

Go-Kart wrote:
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:
Ah, sorry about that! Though I was bidding partly through curiosity - I hadn't asked him for a switch picture. At least we both get to see now! Typing feel is not as good as Alps, but it's an intriguing board and switch. I'll open it up and see if it matches the internals of 4_404's.

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Palatino

29 Mar 2021, 23:26

4_404 wrote:
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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Thanks for that - yes that's a perfect switch match except the colour. Are your white ones clicky too? I'll open up the keyboard and see if the internals are the same too.

4_404

30 Mar 2021, 00:25

Palatino wrote:
29 Mar 2021, 23:26
Thanks for that - yes that's a perfect switch match except the colour. Are your white ones clicky too? I'll open up the keyboard and see if the internals are the same too.
Yeah mine are clicky, and pretty decent switches. The click leaf is visible in the opened up switch photo. They were pretty dusty when I got them, but cleaned up very well.

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Go-Kart

30 Mar 2021, 11:39

4_404 wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 00:25
Palatino wrote:
29 Mar 2021, 23:26
Thanks for that - yes that's a perfect switch match except the colour. Are your white ones clicky too? I'll open up the keyboard and see if the internals are the same too.
Yeah mine are clicky, and pretty decent switches. The click leaf is visible in the opened up switch photo. They were pretty dusty when I got them, but cleaned up very well.
That's pretty good going. I found Type 0A2 switches to be such a hassle to reassemble that I desolder them all and then cleaned them...

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PlacaFromHell

30 Mar 2021, 23:59

What in the world is this thing?
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Thorogrimm

31 Mar 2021, 00:13

PlacaFromHell wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 23:59
What in the world is this thing?
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What's the ID on it?

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PlacaFromHell

31 Mar 2021, 02:03

Thorogrimm wrote:
31 Mar 2021, 00:13
PlacaFromHell wrote:
30 Mar 2021, 23:59
What in the world is this thing?
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What's the ID on it?
I really don't know, is the only picture.

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Thorogrimm

31 Mar 2021, 15:57

I really don't know, is the only picture.
After a trawl through the deskthority wiki I've found maybe two contenders for similarities.
Hi-Tek 15039-003
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Sejin Electron EAT-1010
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But neither of those are identical. Maybe someone with photographic memory and a vast library of a brain could indentify this keyboard. Looks generic seeing as there's no badge. And without any FCC ID it's pretty difficult to even tell what switches this thing even has. Where did you get the image?

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PlacaFromHell

02 Apr 2021, 00:45

Thorogrimm wrote:
31 Mar 2021, 15:57
I really don't know, is the only picture.
After a trawl through the deskthority wiki I've found maybe two contenders for similarities.
Hi-Tek 15039-003

or
Sejin Electron EAT-1010

But neither of those are identical. Maybe someone with photographic memory and a vast library of a brain could indentify this keyboard. Looks generic seeing as there's no badge. And without any FCC ID it's pretty difficult to even tell what switches this thing even has. Where did you get the image?
Thanks for your help, but I can tell right away that this thing isn't made with NMB switches by the keycaps. Maybe it just has some type of Alps clones.

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PlacaFromHell

02 Apr 2021, 00:50

Leaving aside the first mistery, I have an even bigger one. This thing is driving me ABSOLUTELY MAD, hours of search and still nothing about it:

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The LED positioning is the only big clue of what's inside, being Fujitsu, Key Tronic and Microswitch equally possible. I decided to produce this forensic portrait of how I think the entire keyboard looks like:

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Raj.Key.Mari

02 Apr 2021, 11:39

can anyone ID this board?
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3h left in the auction if someone wants to make the sacrifice in the name of science.

https://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/h290279466

those are alps cut outs for the LED's are they not. it looks somewhat similar to the epson business full keyboard. but definitely not topre underneath there, right? model reads pckb8. or do alps only have centered led cut outs. man i really wanna see what kinda switch it has. :cry:
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Muirium
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02 Apr 2021, 11:55

It does indeed look a bit like Epson's Topre:

wiki/Epson_Business_Full_Keyboard

Besides the spacebar, the caps scream PBT. Wouldn't surprise me if it was a Topre.

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Thorogrimm

02 Apr 2021, 13:06

Muirium wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 11:55
It does indeed look a bit like Epson's Topre:

wiki/Epson_Business_Full_Keyboard

Besides the spacebar, the caps scream PBT. Wouldn't surprise me if it was a Topre.
The cap profile does look a lot similar

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derzemel

11 Apr 2021, 19:38

I also have a strange one to identify, a Philips with, what it seems to be, relegendable keycaps. Sadly I do not have more details:
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kps

11 Apr 2021, 19:57

derzemel wrote:
11 Apr 2021, 19:38
I also have a strange one to identify, a Philips with, what it seems to be, relegendable keycaps. Sadly I do not have more details:
That's an interesting combination of legends. It has some ASCII-bit-paired caps (e.g. ‘;’/‘+’ and ‘:’/‘*’) but also non-ASCII characters (‘¬’) and a Hollerith card combo (10-8-2, which had various interpretations, typically ‘±’ or ‘\’ or ‘⏨’).

Shifted-6 would have been useful information (e.g. ‘&’ or ‘^’ or ‘↑’ or ‘¢’) as well as the other obscured key. And, well, focus.

dr-lipschitz

11 Apr 2021, 22:42

Muirium wrote:
02 Apr 2021, 11:55
It does indeed look a bit like Epson's Topre:

wiki/Epson_Business_Full_Keyboard

Besides the spacebar, the caps scream PBT. Wouldn't surprise me if it was a Topre.
This is something I can actually speak on due to my foray with using sony pve-500's to get OG BKE Domes.

You see these controllers could also come with a type of omron switch. The omron and topre has the same keycaps profile afaict. How did you tell them apart? The omrons have square LED windows in the top left, and the Topre have round ones in the top right

This won't be topre, could be omron though. my guess is fujitsu leaf spring or peerless
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dr-lipschitz

11 Apr 2021, 23:07

derzemel wrote:
11 Apr 2021, 19:38
I also have a strange one to identify, a Philips with, what it seems to be, relegendable keycaps. Sadly I do not have more details:
viewtopic.php?f=62&t=9821&start=30#p208611

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derzemel

12 Apr 2021, 09:35

kps wrote:
11 Apr 2021, 19:57
That's an interesting combination of legends. It has some ASCII-bit-paired caps (e.g. ‘;’/‘+’ and ‘:’/‘*’) but also non-ASCII characters (‘¬’) and a Hollerith card combo (10-8-2, which had various interpretations, typically ‘±’ or ‘\’ or ‘⏨’).

Shifted-6 would have been useful information (e.g. ‘&’ or ‘^’ or ‘↑’ or ‘¢’) as well as the other obscured key. And, well, focus.
Thank you for the details! I have asked for better images.
Thank you for the url.

I also found 2 older topics (first, second) about another Philips with similar switches.

Also this awesome album of images taken by @HaaTa of a Loewe TBT02 keyboard (from a Loewe BTX Decoder DBT 01 - videotext system?) that seems to have the same keycap design and similar switches.

Shorle

Yesterday, 23:00

Could not find any info on this board. I am intrigued since it has a big a*s enter like a terminal keyboard from the olden days and split backspace. All I can give to identify is the LCP logo on top right, it connects with PS/2, is made in China and it sports a "SK-900-1" marking on the model label, apart from common FCC jibberish.
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The case also isn't super thin and seems big enough to house mechanical switches.
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Jan Pospisil

Yesterday, 23:03

My guess would be a Silitek rubber dome.

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