Epson Q503A Keyboard

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OldIsNew

21 Mar 2020, 03:06

This is a nice little board I was able to pick up recently. It's an Epson Q503A with 3rd gen Fujitsu leaf spring switches.


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Opened board, PCB and top switch plate:

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I went ahead and did a controller replacement with a Teensy 2.0, Retobrighted the case and keys and reassembled.


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Matrix:
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Short video of the board:


Fujitsu leaf springs are some of my favorite switches and since I also like the XT layout, I plan on getting a fair amount of use out of this board.

John Doe

21 Mar 2020, 03:38

How did you layout the ctrl and alt keys? Seems have to choose one for the key left the spacebar, and another one right the spacebar.

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OldIsNew

21 Mar 2020, 21:05

John Doe wrote:
21 Mar 2020, 03:38
How did you layout the ctrl and alt keys? Seems have to choose one for the key left the spacebar, and another one right the spacebar.
I left the Ctrl and Alt keys the way they are on the board with Ctrl above and Alt below the left shift key and Caps Lock to the right of the space bar. It's the typical XT arrangement. I know a lot of people don't care for the XT layout, but I actually rather like it.

ntv242

21 Mar 2020, 23:07

For linear they are quite loud, but sounds very crisp!! Probably some linear that I can get behind. Very nice.

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