IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

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snacksthecat
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16 May 2019, 20:26

xxhellfirexx wrote:
16 May 2019, 08:29
snacksthecat wrote:
16 May 2019, 01:20
Sorry if it's obvious -- What is this key switch?

It's linear and very very smooth. When I took the keyboard out of the box and tried it out I assumed it was Fujitsu leaf springs but I thought those were discrete switches. This is a membrane keyboard so now I'm confused.
Isn't the other Fujitsu keyboard you purchased membrane as well?

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Well that's embarrassing :P

Polecat

19 May 2019, 03:25

I was digging through my storage and found this. The switches are MX mount, sort of, with a vertical blade on the stem and small horizontal cross extensions. There is no upper housing. Yes, the contacts are completely exposed. What the heck are these switches? They feel awful, just curious as to what they are?
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Hak Foo

19 May 2019, 05:32

Cherry M8 open mechanism?

Polecat

19 May 2019, 05:45

Hak Foo wrote:
19 May 2019, 05:32
Cherry M8 open mechanism?
That's it, thank you!

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User101

04 Jun 2019, 14:57

Never seen this type of alps/alps clone before. Maybe it's pretty obvious but I'm a noob in alps so anyone know what this is?

Edit: Please excuse the poor quality photo. This is not my keyboard asking for a friend.
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Chyros

04 Jun 2019, 15:33

Uhh are you sure this isn't some kind of dome with slider or something? Oo

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User101

04 Jun 2019, 16:29

Chyros wrote:
04 Jun 2019, 15:33
Uhh are you sure this isn't some kind of dome with slider or something? Oo
Most likely is. I should clarify when I say "alps" clone I just mean alps mount switches generally. Sorry for the confusion.

Findecanor

04 Jun 2019, 16:35

If the "plate" is the same colour as the top and the "switch" looks pretty clean then it is almost always dome-with-slider.

There are many types of Alps-keycap compatible rubber dome-with-slider keyboards.
This was yet another that I had not seen before.

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snuci
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13 Jun 2019, 02:33

Can someone tell me what type of key switch this is?
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zrrion

13 Jun 2019, 04:37

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Any info on this switch?

ball00n

13 Jun 2019, 07:59

snuci wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 02:33
Can someone tell me what type of key switch this is?

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Alps common mount low profile

Polecat

Yesterday, 06:14

More stuff from my storage. I have four Datacomp Mac keyboards. One has normal, branded white SKCM switches. The other three have unbranded switches as in the photo. These have wide mounting tabs like normal Alps, not four tabs like most clones. But no branding whatsoever on upper or lower housings. Mold numbering on the upper housing is 1x (upper right, with x being various letters), with the rest blank. Inside it looks like it has a normal Alps switchplate and click leaf. Are these very early white SKCM switches? I thought these boards were newer than that. Was Datacomp using up old stock? Some kind of clone? They feel too nice to be clones.
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//gainsborough
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Yesterday, 06:20

Those definitely look genuine! Could be some early whites for sure!

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