Macintosh Plus Keyboard

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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

03 Apr 2011, 05:30

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What keyswitch is this?
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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

03 Apr 2011, 05:55

Heh, found it.

Some sort of Mitsumi Linear Switch.
http://translate.google.com/translate?j ... otherk.htm

Pylon

03 Apr 2011, 16:21

Looks like really early Alps.

Ripster has a board with similar switches:
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:8529

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kps

03 Apr 2011, 18:35

There's a Mitsumi logo on the bottom of the switch (pencilled to make it stand out a little better) —
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Mitsumi logo on Mac Plus keyboard switch.
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ripster

03 Apr 2011, 19:42

ALPS Electronics probably made the M0110. Mitsumi the M0110A.

Your typical ALPS MindFuck.

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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

03 Apr 2011, 20:36

The keycaps are the same style in the M0110 and M0110A, however, the housing, and CapsLock mechanisms are different.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

04 Apr 2011, 19:00

Funny how they kept this confusing ALPS vs Mitsumi up till even the AEK2!

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lowpoly

29 Jul 2011, 17:36

ripster wrote:ALPS Electronics probably made the M0110
Why? The M0110 is "Made in USA".

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daedalus
Buckler Of Springs

29 Jul 2011, 23:15

The old-style Mac keyboards I've seen all had that switch. Pretty mediocre to type on.

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jonnymacuser

15 Nov 2011, 21:34

Is there a way to add a CTRL key to the M0010A? Or some way to input the CONTROL command into an old Macintosh?

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hasu

29 Jan 2012, 14:52

I'm looking for M0110A with ALPS to fix some switch defect of my M0110.
Looks like M0110A has three variations(at least)! :o

M0110: made in USA: ALPS
M0110A made in USA: ALPS http://kbtalking.cool3c.com/article/29717
M0110A made in JAPAN MITSUMI
M0110A made in TAIWAN SMK http://kbtalking.cool3c.com/article/29020

mintberryminuscrunch

29 Jan 2012, 15:47

there were about a dozen on ebay.de in the last weeks
what i'm trying to say is that you'll be able to get a second one for cheap, if you keep your eyes open ;)

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hasu

30 Jan 2012, 15:27

Thanks for the info.
I found one made in Malaysia on the ebay today... um, Collector's nightmare.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/130635643913

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hasu

15 Jul 2012, 13:43

I got a "Made in Malaysia" M0110A involuntarily the other day.
It is a platinum colour board with MITSUMI switches and looks like same as "Made in Japan" over all.
It is NOT out of common.

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