Packard Bell (SKCL Brown)

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snacksthecat
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15 Jan 2019, 04:12

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//gainsborough
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15 Jan 2019, 04:41

These are some excellent photos, snacks!

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kakan

15 Jan 2019, 06:11

Isn't she a stunner!

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snacksthecat
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15 Jan 2019, 13:23

Thanks guys! Here's some video:

Menuhin

15 Jan 2019, 14:01

This is exactly the Alps keyboard that I've been looking for...
The layout, SKCL browns, and in such a good condition, it's like icing on the cake.

How does SKCL browns compare to the SKCL greens? How much heavier?

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snacksthecat
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15 Jan 2019, 21:14

They're very very light. Maybe it's because there's less friction but yeah, I always unintentionally press keys when I'm just resting my hands.

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PlacaFromHell

19 Jan 2019, 04:42

Such a beauty! I love the banana looking of the case.

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Hypersphere

19 Jan 2019, 15:26

That's a handsome board you've got there!

andrewjoy

29 Jan 2019, 12:39

One nice keyboard !

Looks like its been hand assembled or had rework done on it with that flux everywhere.

Only on some pins tho so possible rework.

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snacksthecat
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31 Jan 2019, 16:48

It's certainly possible that the board was reworked in some way.

I actually purchased another one of these keyboards to resell. When I tested it, I noticed that about half a dozen keys weren't registering. I went into autopilot mode and started desoldering those switches in order to clean the contacts. But when I removed each switch, I found that they were all operating just fine.

It turned out that the keyboard had a dead diode. I replaced the diode and the keyboard worked beautifully.

I didn't know that diodes were at all susceptible to dying. Out of all the many keyboards I've worked on, this was the first time I've come across such an issue.

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