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G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 00:15
by Easy_Spinach
Hello,

I just came across something very weird and try to understand wtf it is. Its a cherry G81 with plate mount mx black switches, the label says MX3000 instead of MY3000..this is very weird imo. Can someone explain?

Here are some pics:

https://imgur.com/VGOj5is

https://imgur.com/H4gMI7Y

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 00:46
by Myoth
Those MX Blacks are PCB mounted, and afaik, most G8*-3000 have the "MX 3000" mention on them

My guess is that the case was swapped, and the keycaps might have been as well (5 number article codes usually are WK and thin, and given that it is a G81, the bottom row would be all over the place, with that in mind, these caps are thick, and therefore are probably WKL, so they shouldn't be from the same board)

A weird mix indeed

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 01:46
by Easy_Spinach
Every single cherry G80 I have seen had MX3000 and all G81 MY3000. I have also never seen a plate in a G8'-3000 or 1000.
Its definitely not just a swapped case

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 02:13
by Myoth
I'm probably wrong about the mx3000/my3000 thing, but there definitely is no plate in the pictures you've linked

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 03:27
by mike52787
This is 100% not plate mounted. Those are PCB mount stabilizers, and can clearly be seen fully. The tops of the clips are typically obscured by the plate if there indeed is one.

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 10:12
by ntv242
Maybe cherry did make G81 MX and G81 MY, it is just that the latter is much more prominent.

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 11:40
by Easy_Spinach
mike52787 wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 03:27
This is 100% not plate mounted. Those are PCB mount stabilizers, and can clearly be seen fully. The tops of the clips are typically obscured by the plate if there indeed is one.
https://imgur.com/KW43Sco

but look, the plate is clearly visible.

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 11:47
by Nuum
That's the PCB, not a plate.

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 11:51
by Easy_Spinach
Why is the pcb grey?

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 11:52
by Myoth
The light makes it look so

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 11:54
by kbdfr
Myoth wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 02:13
[…] there definitely is no plate in the pictures you've linked
mike52787 wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 03:27
This is 100% not plate mounted. […]
Nuum wrote:
27 Mar 2020, 11:47
That's the PCB, not a plate.
I agree.

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 12:11
by Easy_Spinach
What color does the pcb look to you? Is this somekind of "is the dress blue/black or gold/white" thing? It doesnt even barely look brownish/greenish to me.

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 12:12
by Myoth
I told you, the light makes it look grey, the PCB is in fact brown

Re: G81 MX3000 ??? Platemount MX on a g81?? How?!

Posted: 27 Mar 2020, 12:14
by Easy_Spinach
I will buy it and update this thread...