IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

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Polecat

17 Jan 2021, 03:37

skorpionrazor wrote:
17 Jan 2021, 03:31
Hi. I've seen this on sale and looks like a keyboard that I had when I was a kid. Do you know what kind of switches are these? Looks like Cherry Mx but I'm not sure. Keyboard company is Sunshine.
They look like Mitsumi Miniatures.

skorpionrazor

17 Jan 2021, 03:40

Makes sense, model says "Made in singapure". Thank you

Continental 0p

19 Jan 2021, 00:50

Does anyone recognize this switch?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Quotro ... 3068846739
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hellothere

19 Jan 2021, 02:14

Looks a lot like a Fujitsu Peerless, but it's not. Kinda cool looking. I don't think that "Menus" key is original.

A little strange how the seller talks up his collection and doesn't mention a switch name :D.

raoulduke-esq

19 Jan 2021, 06:05

hellothere wrote:
19 Jan 2021, 02:14
A little strange how the seller talks up his collection and doesn't mention a switch name :D.
I love the way seller says (twice) that it’s perfect for gamers...

Continental 0p

20 Jan 2021, 04:49

Now that you mention it, the "Menus" and blue keys all look different from the rest. They're all cylindrical while the rest are spherical. It's just a weird oddity of a keyboard, but also more than I'm willing to pay without knowing the switches.

Komodowaran

20 Jan 2021, 15:47

Hey guys,

are these MX linear (Olympia) clears or maybe MX linear (Olympia) white Switches compatible with standard plate mount Keyboards. Same question for the keycaps. I´m not sure because when I look to the deskthority-wiki it seems, that these Switches have minimal different dimensions. Is this problematic or will they fit into regular plate mount keyboards?

wiki/Cherry_MX_Olympia_Linear_Clear
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zrrion

20 Jan 2021, 21:19

they fit into the plate just fine, but caps will have clearance issues. If you really want you can just swap the sliders into some vint black housings and this will fix the cap clearance issue without effecting the keyfeel

Komodowaran

21 Jan 2021, 03:21

Thanks zrrion, but what do u mean exactly with clearance issue? Do u mean, that the keycap could hit the top part of the housing when it´s pressed 100% down? If this is the case, could O-rings may counter this a bit because with O-rings cap won´t travel full distance down?
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zrrion

21 Jan 2021, 18:05

Yes, the housing would hit the underside of the switch. O rings probably would help but I don't think anyone has tried before so I can't say for sure.

Komodowaran

22 Jan 2021, 07:14

Thanks for your help, so I think I will try ;)

I have possibility to get 3 old typewriters with linear MX Clear.

Your idea that I could put just the slider into a vintage black housing sounds also nice. Must it be a Vintage black or does normal mx blacks also work for this?

And last question: Is there a interest in linear MX Clears here? I asked bcause I think about to sell 1 or 2 sets here.
As far as I know, they are really rare and can be found only in 2 AEG typewriter models, isn´t it?

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zrrion

22 Jan 2021, 07:59

any MX housing should work. vintage cherry housings would be the closest to the housings they normally have

Komodowaran

22 Jan 2021, 17:45

Thanks dude, so I think I will give it a try and play a bit with the parts to see, what will work and what will not.
I´m also excited about the keycaps from the typewriters. It´s a bit tricky, because some modells from AEG have this uncommon "rounded" Caps, but there are also models, which seem to have some caps which look at least similar to the OG PBT dyesubs from old Cherry boards.
Maybe it´s similar stuff like the caps from some old Triumph Adler typewriters, which are also Cherry PBT dyesubs. One set I have already put on my Filco Minila Air for the alphanumeric keys. Really nice and thick caps, I hope the caps from the AEG typewriters are also like this. For the moment I know they are thick PBT, but I don´t know, if they are dye sublimated or "just" pad printed or laser engraved. We will see ;)

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Oldmoon

23 Jan 2021, 23:29

Wondering what kind of switch this is...

This is a Toshiba Satellite T series laptop. Externally in poor shape.

(Apologies if any of my formatting / approach is poor- haven’t posted much on here!)
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zrrion

24 Jan 2021, 09:04


davkol

06 Feb 2021, 14:07

I'm trying to id a four-tab Alps-clone switch found in an Ortek MCK-101SX. It's clicky, has four tabs and a light-green slider; majority of mould numbers have "IF xx" format in north position.

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hellothere

07 Feb 2021, 00:14

davkol wrote:
06 Feb 2021, 14:07
I'm trying to id a four-tab Alps-clone switch found in an Ortek MCK-101SX. It's clicky, has four tabs and a light-green slider; majority of mould numbers have "IF xx" format in north position.
I've got an Adesso, which is from around when the MCK-101 was available. Here's a thread. The Adesso in that thread is close enough to mine not to make a difference. Hua-Jie AKF series. I will note that the switches on my Adesso are a bit more "neon" IRL. This is a good comparison pic. IIRC, my Adesso also has neon yellow for a couple of keys.

There's also a possibility of them being Xiang Min KSB or even some other unknown manufacturer.

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LazerCat

07 Feb 2021, 01:48

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Found these on TaoBao. The listing says they are original alps switches but I can't tell from the picture. Need help confirming :)

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hellothere

07 Feb 2021, 03:00

If you're looking at the ad for "Gerry Electronics" (per Google Translate), I'm about 95% sure that someone here mentioned it's just an old ad and there is no stock remaining. But, hey, post if I'm wrong.

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zrrion

07 Feb 2021, 03:09

LazerCat wrote:
07 Feb 2021, 01:48
Found these on TaoBao. The listing says they are original alps switches but I can't tell from the picture. Need help confirming :)
Those are clones of some sort

thefarside

08 Feb 2021, 03:23

I’m curious of anyone can identify this switch. The attached pictures are from keyboard installed in an old military simulator that’s been gutted. The switches are linear and a little heavy. I’m trying to see if I can take the keyboard before it’s trashed.
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Amontillado777

08 Feb 2021, 03:30

Common microswitch SD variants.
thefarside wrote:
08 Feb 2021, 03:23
I’m curious of anyone can identify this switch. The attached pictures are from keyboard installed in an old military simulator that’s been gutted. The switches are linear and a little heavy. I’m trying to see if I can take the keyboard before it’s trashed.

thefarside

08 Feb 2021, 03:49

Amontillado777 wrote:
08 Feb 2021, 03:30
Common microswitch SD variants.
thefarside wrote:
08 Feb 2021, 03:23
I’m curious of anyone can identify this switch. The attached pictures are from keyboard installed in an old military simulator that’s been gutted. The switches are linear and a little heavy. I’m trying to see if I can take the keyboard before it’s trashed.
Thanks!

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Lynx_Carpathica

10 Feb 2021, 20:17

Hi there.
What is this? I can seem to be able to identify it here: wiki/Switch_recognition
The dude says it's linear.
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TNT

11 Feb 2021, 01:00

I'm not an expert, but it kinda looks like SMK- or NEC vintage linear with a different slider colour ...
Lynx_Carpathica wrote:
10 Feb 2021, 20:17
Hi there.
What is this? I can seem to be able to identify it here: wiki/Switch_recognition
Sry, I misread can for can't :oops:

Dr.Medic

11 Feb 2021, 15:16

Dr.Medic wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 16:20
Spoiler:
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Switch from Philips P5052
I would appreciate if anyone could tell me something. I can post the full pic of the keyboard if needed for some reason :D.

Findecanor

11 Feb 2021, 16:38

Dr.Medic wrote:
11 Feb 2021, 15:16
Dr.Medic wrote:
06 Jan 2021, 16:20
Spoiler:
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Switch from Philips P5052
I would appreciate if anyone could tell me something. I can post the full pic of the keyboard if needed for some reason :D.
A variation of the Ericsson switch. Look here: viewtopic.php?f=62&t=9821&start=30#p208611

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Lalaland124

21 Feb 2021, 20:18

Hey found this two online and wanted to ask if anybody knows what switches they use :-)?

Thx!!
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PlacaFromHell

22 Feb 2021, 00:23

Lalaland124 wrote:
21 Feb 2021, 20:18
Hey found this two online and wanted to ask if anybody knows what switches they use :-)?

Thx!!
Considering the first one is german and also has spherical keycaps, I would say RAFI hall effect.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

22 Feb 2021, 08:09

PlacaFromHell wrote:
22 Feb 2021, 00:23
Lalaland124 wrote:
21 Feb 2021, 20:18
Hey found this two online and wanted to ask if anybody knows what switches they use :-)?

Thx!!
Considering the first one is german and also has spherical keycaps, I would say RAFI hall effect.
Considering the position of the LED window, I would rather think it has Cherry M8 or M9 switches. I once had a video editing board with quite similar keycaps (except they were black on white).
I wouldn't take a bet on that, though.

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