Model M exact model number help pls

Cyber Junkie

06 Sep 2019, 15:17

Hello.
Got this keyboard without cable. It also doesn't have bottom sticker
so I can't really be sure what exact type it is. But maybe someone can recognize it.
I think it is manufactured before 1990.
Is layout standard (only Z and Y are exchanged) UK or US?
Is everything legit with the keyboard?

Thanks


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depletedvespene

06 Sep 2019, 15:24

This is an IBM Model M keyboard with the UK English layout; the part number is very, very probably 1391406.

All you have to do is swap the Y and Z keycaps, put `¬| in the top left corner, #~ where \| is now, an put the latter key between left Shift and Z. In IBM Model F/M keyboards, all keys have the same profile, so there is no problem whatsoever with moving the keycaps around (as your keyboard already proves).

Get either an SDL to PS/2 cable or a SDL to USB Soarer Converter and you'll be all set!

Anakey

06 Sep 2019, 15:27

it does indeed look like a uk version, though a few keycaps have been swapped around;
`¬ ¦ should be next to 1 on the number row,
#~ should be next to enter,
\| should be next to left shift
and finally as you have already said the y and z keys should be swapped if intended for uk layout.
The connector at the back is SDL so you would need to purchase a SDL to USB converter to be able to use it.

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