Fujitsu Xerox J-Star

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chip chop

30 Jan 2021, 19:40

I've had this board for a while and thought I should post it.

The Alpha's are Hiragana with a mixture of Lavender, Purple, Light Blue and Black Dye-subs with Coral flair, and a split space.

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The history of this board is a little on the vague side, it appears it was part of a propriety DTP systems released around 1985 by Fujitsu Xerox for the Japanese Market called the J-Star.

Based on available information I have found the system cost $6,000 (iirc) due to high price and rise of the PC based DTP software provision it sold in commercially unsustainable numbers and was discontinued by Fujitsu Xerox.

Switches are Neon Pine SKCM with Heavy Grey SKCL

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Apart from a couple of bits of fluff and a eyelash under the caps it's still in great condition, amazing really. If anybody has more information, I would like to know. All i've found is a single blog post from 12 years ago and few lines from the Fujitsu Xerox history microsite.

Sorry about the photos, took them while taking the caps off for cleaning.

Overall, i'm pretty pleased with it.

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mcmaxmcmc

30 Jan 2021, 20:19

Wow... I have no words to say. This is quite a unicorn. Nice!

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

30 Jan 2021, 22:28

I've been waiting for this post! Absolutely amazing. Find of the decade!

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Reshala

31 Jan 2021, 00:10

Another dream board I will never get... awesome find!

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

31 Jan 2021, 00:25

Impressive!

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kps

31 Jan 2021, 02:04

Definitely stylistically similar to the later US Star keyboard, though it's a completely different mechanism and several of the function keys have been shuffled around. The original thick version of the J-Star keyboard seems to have been exactly same as the Star except for the cap labels, so I wonder why they didn't do likewise for this.

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shine

31 Jan 2021, 23:09

WOW

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Redmaus
Gotta start somewhere

01 Feb 2021, 03:21

I didn't even know neon's came on any boards beside the docutech...

bujorc

05 Feb 2021, 17:15

chip chop wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 19:40

The Alpha's are Hiragana with a mixture of Lavender, Purple, Light Blue and Black Dye-subs with Coral flair, and a split space.
What is this, a wine tasting event?
chip chop wrote:
30 Jan 2021, 19:40

Overall, i'm pretty pleased with it.
Sooo... you're saying there's a chance you could sell that? :lol:
Congrats, amazing piece!

headphone_jack

08 Feb 2021, 14:10

I am amazed. I would give a few choice organs just for the caps alone! Much less the switches, which add an interesting element to the neon alps universe. Overall an incredible find!

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