Garage find

BlueOmicron

24 Dec 2020, 01:34

Ok so I apologize if this is not the place for this but my father in law brought up this "old Keyboard" after cleaning out his garage. I am not a mechanical keyboard enthusiast but a quick search told me he had something special. I am very curious about how these boards are viewed and how I can find out more about it.
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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

24 Dec 2020, 01:48

It's worth nothing, you should sell it to me for $10

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PlacaFromHell

24 Dec 2020, 02:14

BlueOmicron wrote:
24 Dec 2020, 01:34
Ok so I apologize if this is not the place for this but my father in law brought up this "old Keyboard" after cleaning out his garage. I am not a mechanical keyboard enthusiast but a quick search told me he had something special. I am very curious about how these boards are viewed and how I can find out more about it.IMG-3393.jpgIMG-3392.jpgIMG-3391.jpg
HOLY SHIT! That's an Omnikey 102 with a gold badge. If it has blue Alps you won the lottery with that thing.

BlueOmicron

24 Dec 2020, 02:15

Is there any particular model info or anything I should be looking for? I literally opened the box clicked the keys and said those are nice keys. I know there is a passion around certain keyboards but that is where my knowledge ends.

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

24 Dec 2020, 02:16

If you can remove a keycap you should try. It either has white switches or blue switches. In the latter case you've got something on your hands worth a few hundred bucks!

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zrrion

24 Dec 2020, 02:42

gold label 102 is really nice. Honeslty any omnikey is good but this one is one of the more sought after ones

BlueOmicron

24 Dec 2020, 03:12

//gainsborough wrote:
24 Dec 2020, 02:16
If you can remove a keycap you should try. It either has white switches or blue switches. In the latter case you've got something on your hands worth a few hundred bucks!
is there a way to do this safely without a key puller?

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

24 Dec 2020, 03:13

try using two spoons placed underneath a keycap and opposite each other. Then pry up.

cheater

24 Dec 2020, 05:16

If it's alps, just hold it between two fingers and pull, it'll be fine. Alps sliders aren't prone to fall apart when you do something like that. I normally take off caps with just my fingers unless the cap is really really stuck, in which case i try to use a piece of plastic (metal can emboss plastic. so can plastic but it'll do way less of that)

Jacobalbertus1

24 Dec 2020, 05:27

even if your not a keyboard person you may actually like to use this keyboard yourself because its a nice keyboard great replacement to any rubber dome keyboard you may have and better than any modern clicky keyboard that they make nowadays

xxhellfirexx

24 Dec 2020, 05:31

BlueOmicron wrote:
24 Dec 2020, 03:12
//gainsborough wrote:
24 Dec 2020, 02:16
If you can remove a keycap you should try. It either has white switches or blue switches. In the latter case you've got something on your hands worth a few hundred bucks!
is there a way to do this safely without a key puller?
Check the box. It should come with a key puller. If it doesn't, it's not worth the risk of damage. A key puller only costs a dollar or two.

https://imged.com/northgate-omnikey-102 ... 09820.html

BlueOmicron

24 Dec 2020, 05:48

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Jacobalbertus1

24 Dec 2020, 05:50

now that is a good keyboard skcm blue NOS you should use that or keep that as a stock they are only going up in price

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

24 Dec 2020, 05:53

Wow. Congrats, dude. I think a board in that same condition sold on eBay a few months ago for around $700.

John Doe

24 Dec 2020, 05:57

Oh, it's alps blue, you should say very thanks to your father this time.

apb

24 Dec 2020, 08:16

jeez man that's some luck
beautiful find

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

24 Dec 2020, 08:23

Keyboard gods have blessed you, cherish it forever. (or make mad bank on ebay)

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Nasanieru

24 Dec 2020, 09:33

You sir have struck gold, I have been trying to track one of these things down for a while but have had little luck

Jan Pospisil

24 Dec 2020, 12:22

Now that's a proper Christmas miracle! :D

Rayndalf

24 Dec 2020, 12:49

Congrats. Enjoy using it or selling it to someone who will. Given what that keyboard would have cost new, selling it for market value it totally acceptable.

Either way I'm glad it was saved from the landfill.

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ZedTheMan

27 Dec 2020, 22:48

Congrats, you have a keyboard worth more than my first car, haha.

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TNT

28 Dec 2020, 00:45

I will never be able to afford one of those. What a beautiful board! Good luck with selling!

John Doe

28 Dec 2020, 05:45

TNT wrote:
28 Dec 2020, 00:45
I will never be able to afford one of those. What a beautiful board! Good luck with selling!
feel you. this always reminds me how poor im. :cry: :cry:

Kneeboard

08 Jan 2021, 06:54

Just wait till this Christmas when your father in law reveals his collection of NOS Beamers that he kept in the basement.

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