IBM 3178 C2 1984

kmnov2017

21 Jun 2019, 16:08

Look what arrived in mail today !


Tada!
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Notice the Nav cluster. It originally came with a ridiculous block cluster, I immediately moved some keys around and I now have the perfect nav cluster.
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The gold label is the best badge I've seen on any keyboard till date.
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The foam is immaculate...
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Can't wait to get this to work ....


....Stay tuned

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

21 Jun 2019, 18:09

Neat thing about these boards, they all come with a solenoid!

You can see it in the last picture to the top right.

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Coco

21 Jun 2019, 18:50

Nice! I haven't seen one with a gold badge. And it looks like the seller wrapped that keyboard quite well! I read that the back part of the board is somewhat fragile where it can break during the shipping process if not wrapped properly.

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

21 Jun 2019, 18:57

Coco wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 18:50
Nice! I haven't seen one with a gold badge. And it looks like the seller wrapped that keyboard quite well! I read that the back part of the board is somewhat fragile where it can break during the shipping process if not wrapped properly.
This is true, one of the 3178's I have is totally smashed. Never seen a worse condition model F case.

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Coco

21 Jun 2019, 19:06

Redmaus wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 18:57
Coco wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 18:50
Nice! I haven't seen one with a gold badge. And it looks like the seller wrapped that keyboard quite well! I read that the back part of the board is somewhat fragile where it can break during the shipping process if not wrapped properly.
This is true, one of the 3178's I have is totally smashed. Never seen a worse condition model F case.
That sucks man. Hopefully it still works and if anything, it can act as a donor.

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zazxyz

22 Jun 2019, 09:57

That is a very rare board.

That can go at a high shekels ahem uhh I mean... price (rubs hands together)

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User101

22 Jun 2019, 18:26

zazxyz wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 09:57
That is a very rare board.

That can go at a high shekels ahem uhh I mean... price (rubs hands together)
Why does everything have to check in with price and rarity in your world... just enjoy the keyboard and not be bothered with money.

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Monster-Toys

22 Jun 2019, 21:50

Coco wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 18:50
Nice! I haven't seen one with a gold badge.
Quite some search led me to the conclusion that there is no golden badge. It is protective foil over a silver badge that changed color over the time. I was fooled by that, too, recently with a model f case i but was able to remove the foil in the end (it took quite some effort to find a starting point to peal it away but then all of a sudden was effortless ... the reward was a silver badge in outstanding condition^^).

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zazxyz

23 Jun 2019, 00:52

User101 wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 18:26
zazxyz wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 09:57
That is a very rare board.

That can go at a high shekels ahem uhh I mean... price (rubs hands together)
Why does everything have to check in with price and rarity in your world... just enjoy the keyboard and not be bothered with money.
I love keyboard and money :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Wazrach

23 Jun 2019, 01:37

zazxyz wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 00:52
User101 wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 18:26
zazxyz wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 09:57
That is a very rare board.

That can go at a high shekels ahem uhh I mean... price (rubs hands together)
Why does everything have to check in with price and rarity in your world... just enjoy the keyboard and not be bothered with money.
I love keyboard and money :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
judging by your Kishsaver on Ebay, yeah... I'd agree. O.O

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

23 Jun 2019, 01:42

zazxyz wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 09:57
That is a very rare board.

That can go at a high shekels ahem uhh I mean... price (rubs hands together)
LMAO no it isn't. I have two, and just sold the third one locally for $80.

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Coco

23 Jun 2019, 03:32

Monster-Toys wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 21:50
Coco wrote:
21 Jun 2019, 18:50
Nice! I haven't seen one with a gold badge.
Quite some search led me to the conclusion that there is no golden badge. It is protective foil over a silver badge that changed color over the time. I was fooled by that, too, recently with a model f case i but was able to remove the foil in the end (it took quite some effort to find a starting point to peal it away but then all of a sudden was effortless ... the reward was a silver badge in outstanding condition^^).
Must be one heluva grade A quality foil! I don't think I can bear to remove it ... Would want to keep the silver badge as new as I can lol Would've been cool though if there was a golden badge, like the Omnikey.

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zazxyz

23 Jun 2019, 07:23

Redmaus wrote:
23 Jun 2019, 01:42
zazxyz wrote:
22 Jun 2019, 09:57
That is a very rare board.

That can go at a high shekels ahem uhh I mean... price (rubs hands together)
LMAO no it isn't. I have two, and just sold the third one locally for $80.
You gotta mark it up 10X what are you doing bruh.

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