[Restoration] IBM 4704 F77

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karlmartin95

10 Jul 2019, 12:37

User101 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 04:56
Anyone wants to see the sale here it is.
Wow.. perhaps the seller saw this post

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User101

10 Jul 2019, 13:42

karlmartin95 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 12:37
User101 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 04:56
Anyone wants to see the sale here it is.
Wow.. perhaps the seller saw this post
lol might be, a bit of a coincidence here.
Regardless of that, now you can confirm that folks here ain't joking about the place this board holds in the community...

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karlmartin95

10 Jul 2019, 14:11

User101 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 13:42
karlmartin95 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 12:37
User101 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 04:56
Anyone wants to see the sale here it is.
Wow.. perhaps the seller saw this post
lol might be, a bit of a coincidence here.
Regardless of that, now you can confirm that folks here ain't joking about the place this board holds in the community...
Interesting and my keyboard has the back plastic to elevate the keyboard:

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depletedvespene

10 Jul 2019, 14:40

karlmartin95 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 14:11
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Interesting and my keyboard has the back plastic to elevate the keyboard:

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Is that an add-on or is it an integral part of the bottom half of the case?

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Myoth

10 Jul 2019, 14:41

that would be the foot, every 4704 keyboard has one

EDIT : you can remove them ofc

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depletedvespene

10 Jul 2019, 14:43

Myoth wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 14:41
that would be the foot, every 4704 keyboard has one
Not the F107 I got (how about the F62 keyboards?).

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Myoth

10 Jul 2019, 14:44

it does, you just didn't get it, it got lost or whatever

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darkcruix

10 Jul 2019, 15:05

Correct, My F107 has one and it can be removed easily (clip-on)

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Wazrach

10 Jul 2019, 15:37

Interesting how the Pingmaster has a similar clip-on foot system.

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Myoth

10 Jul 2019, 15:42

Wazrach wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 15:37
Interesting how the Pingmaster has a similar clip-on foot system.
it's not so interesting, since it's also a part of the 4704 system

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Wazrach

10 Jul 2019, 17:57

Myoth wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 15:42
Wazrach wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 15:37
Interesting how the Pingmaster has a similar clip-on foot system.
it's not so interesting, since it's also a part of the 4704 system
My point is, I find it interesting how the 4704 keyboards use the same, strange system. :)

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karlmartin95

10 Jul 2019, 18:11

Yes, the foot is removable

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Dingster

10 Jul 2019, 20:49

Woa, amazing job with the restoration. Could you do a typing demo of it?

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karlmartin95

10 Jul 2019, 21:41

Dingster wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 20:49
Woa, amazing job with the restoration. Could you do a typing demo of it?
Yes sure, but first I want to make the buzzer works on every key press. Any help will be welcome!

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User101

11 Jul 2019, 05:23

karlmartin95 wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 21:41
Dingster wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 20:49
Woa, amazing job with the restoration. Could you do a typing demo of it?
Yes sure, but first I want to make the buzzer works on every key press. Any help will be welcome!
I'm no expert but I think it's simply not on. Theres probably a short cut key to toggle it on or off. I just dont know what is it or maybe I'm completly wrong.

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karlmartin95

14 Jul 2019, 17:13

And finally, the buzzer works! I can hear it in every keypress. Also, if I move the knob I can mute it or increse the volume of the beep. Wow this is insane!
There's one thing left, I have to create an external adapter with a female db9 in order to preserve the original cable attached to the keyboard.

So, once the adapter is finished, I'll create a step by step guide "How to convert your 4704 Capacitive keyboard to usb" using only a 5 usd arduino.

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