What is with the cherry G81 misprints?

luksthekuks

08 Aug 2020, 00:54

Okay, so around 3 months ago, I got a Cherry G81-3000HAD in the flea market, and i didn't really know if my keyboard was a MY or MX because it said in the wiki that G81's are MY switches, but my one isn't MY. There are black vintage switches instead. I thought this was strange, so i hopped on google to see what the deal is, And i found a post on reddit with the exact same issue. It says G81, but it's a MX.

Can someone explain this? Is it really a misprint?!

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photekq
Cherry Picker

08 Aug 2020, 03:44

They're extremely rare, I've only seen a handful crop up myself out of thousands of G80/G81s. I'm sure you're correct, but are you sure they aren't the black MY Type 1 switches?

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

08 Aug 2020, 07:48

Just in addition to photekq's post,
here's the wiki entry for the black MY switches, featuring MY Type 1 which indeed can be mistaken for an MX switch:
wiki/Cherry_MY

luksthekuks

08 Aug 2020, 13:08

kbdfr wrote:
08 Aug 2020, 07:48
Just in addition to photekq's post,
here's the wiki entry for the black MY switches, featuring MY Type 1 which indeed can be mistaken for an MX switch:
wiki/Cherry_MY
I thought myself too! But after looking at the pictures AND Chyrosan22's review of the G80-3000 which indeed has the MX switches, the switches on my keyboard are actually the MX black switches.

So, i would suggest that this is a factory error of some sort?

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Wodan
ISO Advocate

08 Aug 2020, 13:15

Don‘t make a fool of yourself. Germans don‘t make mistakes. There‘s a simple explanation for this.

Findecanor

08 Aug 2020, 15:32

The cases are interchangeable, so that may have been the case here.

luksthekuks

08 Aug 2020, 15:56

Findecanor wrote:
08 Aug 2020, 15:32
The cases are interchangeable, so that may have been the case here.
Oh yea, i forgot about that option. I even opened the keyboard and it was really dirty, gave it a clean but didn't seem to notice anything weird. The keyboard works, which is really nice as well.

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2ter

09 Aug 2020, 00:37

I had one G81 3000 HAD with black MX switches.
The FCCID on the left contained G80-3000.
What is the FCCID on yours?

luksthekuks

09 Aug 2020, 13:39

2ter wrote:
09 Aug 2020, 00:37
I had one G81 3000 HAD with black MX switches.
The FCCID on the left contained G80-3000.
What is the FCCID on yours?
Yup, it's the same as yours.

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