Question for everyone with a Focus FK-555 (need info)

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Chyros

14 Apr 2019, 17:30

Could everyone with a Focus FK-555 please tell me what kind of cable and connector theirs uses, as well as which switches? I'm trying to work something out for a video.

Cheers! :D

Polecat

14 Apr 2019, 19:55

I don't own one of these, but I have seven FK-555s in my Focus database, including one that's Northgate-branded. Six of those have blue Alps SKCM switches; the seventh has cyan Omron B3G-S. I didn't save cable or connector information, but I'd be surprised to see anything other than a DIN5 and a coiled cord.

Wazrach

14 Apr 2019, 20:34

I'm looking forward to that video! :D

c.p

14 Apr 2019, 21:20

Hi T. I own a focus FK-555,it has DIN 5-pin connector.

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Chyros

14 Apr 2019, 21:22

Polecat wrote:
14 Apr 2019, 19:55
I don't own one of these, but I have seven FK-555s in my Focus database, including one that's Northgate-branded. Six of those have blue Alps SKCM switches; the seventh has cyan Omron B3G-S. I didn't save cable or connector information, but I'd be surprised to see anything other than a DIN5 and a coiled cord.
You'd be surprised xD . That's why I'm asking!

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Chyros

17 Apr 2019, 15:27

Need a bit more data for this, guys! Please let me know the connector and switch type if you have an FK-555 :) .

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ZedTheMan

17 Apr 2019, 16:56

Well, the one I WAS going to get before the mail lost it had blue Alps and a DIN plug, so, standard AT connector with AT/XT switch. Coiled cable. Pad printed caps.

c.p

17 Apr 2019, 22:49


c.p

17 Apr 2019, 22:52

I have the keyboard disassembled, is there something else you need know?

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Chyros

17 Apr 2019, 23:10

Well, if you have it disassembled anyway, could you post a picture of the quality assurance sticker? :D Thanks for the detailed pictures!

EDIT: the QC sticker on the PCB, I mean.


c.p

18 Apr 2019, 02:02

1987. It must be 1st gen. of blue alps if i'm correct. If there is such thing as first gen.

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Chyros

18 Apr 2019, 07:58

Awesome, thanks mate :D . This board is SO complicated and has so much story behind it xD .

c.p

18 Apr 2019, 08:29

:) I'm gonna feel sad when i'll sell it. Damn money.

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Noobmaen

18 Apr 2019, 12:23

Here's mine with skcm blue, caps are pad printed as well:
https://imgur.com/a/5AnD5pN
Edit: seems like mine has an external ROM unlike c.p's

keyboard Kultist

Today, 01:40

c.p wrote:
18 Apr 2019, 08:29
:) I'm gonna feel sad when i'll sell it. Damn money.
You're going to sell it? I'm starting to have a real thing about blue alps. It's all Chyros fault....(thanks Tom :-) )

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