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30 Years later : Before & After with Datacomp DFK101

Posted: 20 Aug 2019, 18:32
by cdaman
Hey guys,

Two years ago when I started this hobby, I found this photo in the old family album and I was determined to find the keyboard within the pictures but couldn't figure it out. So I was asking around and later got information that it called "Datacomp DFK101". So my hunt has begin, trying to find this Datacomp thingy.

Three months ago, I started asking "6664 Mech Keyboard Mod" (A Thai keyboard modder, you can find him on facebook) to help me find and restore this Datacomp DFK101. He happens to have the case laying around in his backyard. He calling up some people to hunting for PCB and vintage black coil so he can put this back for me. It has blue Alps switches and I love the feel and sound of the blue! What do you think? :)

Sorry for my English
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Re: 30 Years later : Before & After with Datacomp DFK101

Posted: 20 Aug 2019, 19:08
by JP!
That is awesome. I never had a cool mechanical keyboard growing up. Also I like how you have the same snacks on your desk :)

Re: 30 Years later : Before & After with Datacomp DFK101

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 06:08
by Polecat
Nice, thanks for sharing! The Datacomp looks very similar to a Monterey K102, except for the bottom row. It's probably related, since we know Monterey used Datacomp keycaps.

Re: 30 Years later : Before & After with Datacomp DFK101

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 08:32
by matt3o
that is amazing! now find a CRT monitor! :D

Re: 30 Years later : Before & After with Datacomp DFK101

Posted: 21 Aug 2019, 10:46
by Chyros
Polecat wrote:
21 Aug 2019, 06:08
Nice, thanks for sharing! The Datacomp looks very similar to a Monterey K102, except for the bottom row. It's probably related, since we know Monterey used Datacomp keycaps.
I'd say it looks much more like an NTC 6151 actually xD .

Congrats on your find! :D Always nice to see someone found another blue Alps keyboard :) .

Re: 30 Years later : Before & After with Datacomp DFK101

Posted: 09 Sep 2019, 13:21
by adamkov
Nice DJ there :)

Re: 30 Years later : Before & After with Datacomp DFK101

Posted: 09 Sep 2019, 19:49
by flowerlandfilms
Great photo, great keyboard.