Zentec 9003 Terminal Keyboard - Key Tronic Switches

jacksonh22

22 Jan 2020, 23:51

I recently picked up this mid 1970's Zentec 9003 terminal on Ebay. Surprisingly, there's very little information about the terminal online and I'm sure, for most of you, this your first time seeing this keyboard. It weighs in at about 11 lbs and houses some old Key Tronic linear switches. I love these old Key Tronic keyboards, their keycaps and sound they produce are always great. This keyboard, while similar looking to most other Key Tronic keyboards, seems to deliver a deeper sound.
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Here's a quick typing test if you'd like to hear it in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdy3h0ZAhZY

And for anyone interested, the keyboard and terminal work, however, the terminal runs into an error on startup so I'm currently working on fixing it. Probably some bad ram or something.

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OldIsNew

07 Feb 2020, 04:13

I like that one! Are those switches Keytronic magnetic reed? Nice pics and good luck with getting it working.

Engicoder

07 Feb 2020, 19:36

I like the look of this quite a bit. It has a nice shape, especially the sloped portion that fits under the front of the terminal. Hope you get it working

jacksonh22

12 Feb 2020, 23:16

OldIsNew wrote:
07 Feb 2020, 04:13
I like that one! Are those switches Keytronic magnetic reed? Nice pics and good luck with getting it working.
I'm not entirely sure, but I believe so!

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