ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji Keyboard

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depletedvespene

31 May 2019, 15:20

JP! wrote:
31 May 2019, 15:01
By downsizing I will eventually be selling of extra IBM stuff like Model M's and F's and other random things which I lost interest in.
DIBS!!!

It does work like that, right?

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depletedvespene

31 May 2019, 15:26

"Check out the keyswitch" jokes aside, there is one thing I want to know, for I don't understand what it is (and I am an ignorant doofus that wants to be... less ignorant but just as doofus):

Spoiler:
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That white/cream thing on the switch under the key 11... what is it?

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JP!

31 May 2019, 15:38

depletedvespene wrote:
31 May 2019, 15:26
"Check out the keyswitch" jokes aside, there is one thing I want to know, for I don't understand what it is (and I am an ignorant doofus that wants to be... less ignorant but just as doofus):

Spoiler:
Image

That white/cream thing on the switch under the key 11... what is it?
It is a plastic clip that prevents the slider from moving. Keys 10-12 cannot be pressed at all! Other examples of this board look to have either a plastic or metal cover for these keys.
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JP!

31 Jul 2020, 16:02

[Update]

I just had a high resolution photo of this board taken. Maybe this will help someone with a bit more knowledge decipher this keyboard or be of use in some way. Some of the finer detailed characters may be hard to read yet but that would be a larger effort to photograph individual keys in full detail.

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The full size 7251 x 4239 image can be seen here: Full Size Image

Or from the album here: Flickr Album

warty

01 Aug 2020, 08:15

nice!

I think this looks like a better daily driver though:
https://www.sanseido-publ.co.jp/publ/im ... n-je-2.gif

This has awesome color too though... time for a group buy?
https://www.jagat.or.jp/past_archives/s ... zawa11.jpg

Ok, but here is your actual keyboard, I think:
https://twitter.com/yukiakari/status/11 ... 80/photo/3
(interesting that the wrist places are discolored/rusty in exactly the same places as yours)

https://d2l930y2yx77uc.cloudfront.net/p ... cbb960.jpg

http://www.arts-net.co.jp/team/wp-conte ... G_5769.jpg

So it's really from a MK-110? Not sure, because seems same as in the photo you posted of the MK-300. Maybe they didn't need to change the keyboard, only the computer that was taking input from it.

I was hoping to find an instruction manual or something that explained how you would use the right-side and left-side buttons to get to the kanji you needed, but no luck so far. You might ask the owner of this site, as he has quite a lot of paper materials, including a user manual for a 1979 predecessor:
http://ryougetsu.net

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