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Thomson TO9 Keyboard

Posted: 08 Sep 2020, 15:23
by TNT
Hey guys,

anyone got experience with one of these boards, by any chance?
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It's from a Thomson TO9 Computer and has a 6 pin RJ-style connector. It's quite nice looking and has vintage MX Blacks, so it'd be nice to get it working somwhen at least...

Re: Thomson TO9 Keyboard

Posted: 08 Sep 2020, 17:59
by Myoth
Awesome! I acquired one of these as well recently, in AZERTY and have been waiting for some spare time to post about it. So we share the same struggle, I imagine it's going to be rather hard to convert, considering the poor documentation about the keyboard protocol.

Re: Thomson TO9 Keyboard

Posted: 08 Sep 2020, 18:10
by TNT
Yeah, I couldn't find anything about this on the Wiki, or other keyboard enthusiast sites. Even on Youtube, nothing specific. I was thinking, they'd be more common in the french community given the origin of the board. Maybe if Chyros reviewed one of those, their price would double immediately and we'd have them working in less than two months because suddenly everybody wants one :mrgreen:

Do you by any chance know, what Switches they used for the Fn keys? They look like M9, but with a weird top housing...
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Took this one before cleaning, sry for the image quality

Re: Thomson TO9 Keyboard

Posted: 08 Sep 2020, 19:14
by Myoth
TNT wrote:
08 Sep 2020, 18:10
Do you by any chance know, what Switches they used for the Fn keys? They look like M9, but with a weird top housing...
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Took this one before cleaning, sry for the image quality
They're Cherry M8 switches :) wiki/Cherry_M8

Re: Thomson TO9 Keyboard

Posted: 08 Sep 2020, 19:20
by TNT
Ohh right, just found that out too. I missed that site on the wiki. My bad. Thanks

Re: Thomson TO9 Keyboard

Posted: 18 Sep 2020, 23:36
by Yasu0