Cherry 942HAD/02

mintberryminuscrunch

25 Nov 2011, 22:32

Cherry 942 HAD
Double-shot keys
Cherry MX black
XT/AT switch
30 Function keys :D
1,75 Control key :twisted:
first 2 pics, more to come once cleaned
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kbdfr
The Tiproman

25 Nov 2011, 22:39

wow!

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7bit

25 Nov 2011, 22:42

kbdfr wrote:wow!
7bit wrote:wow!
I wonder where you get it?
That's really a great^Groß find!
:ugeek:

mintberryminuscrunch

25 Nov 2011, 22:49

7bit wrote:
kbdfr wrote:wow!
7bit wrote:wow!
I wonder where you get it?
:ugeek:
ebay, asked for shipping and he instantly offered BIN, so I took it :twisted:

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7bit

25 Nov 2011, 23:55

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G80-0528HAU for NCR
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G80-0528HAU: L-shape Enter key.

mintberryminuscrunch

26 Nov 2011, 01:18

i knew i had seen it before..
do you know how the windowed keys were made/printed
they look 2shot but the bottom says no.

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7bit

26 Nov 2011, 09:19

mintberryminuscrunch wrote:i knew i had seen it before..
do you know how the windowed keys were made/printed
they look 2shot but the bottom says no.
All LED-window keys are engraved and filled.

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Great to see you found another variety of a Groß key.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

26 Nov 2011, 12:35

7bit wrote:All LED-window keys are engraved and filled.
Nope. All Cherry LED keys and keys with complex graphics are pad printed and then coated with a clear coating, that lasts about 2 years of heavy use. These keys have the exact same contrast as their double shot ABS keys.

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7bit

26 Nov 2011, 14:52

sixty wrote:
7bit wrote:All LED-window keys are engraved and filled.
Nope. All Cherry LED keys and keys with complex graphics are pad printed and then coated with a clear coating, that lasts about 2 years of heavy use. These keys have the exact same contrast as their double shot ABS keys.
And why is the coating invisible?

It is visible on the Cherry key:
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No such coating visible here:
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sixty
Gasbag Guru

26 Nov 2011, 15:40

If you move them around a bit in the light and compare them to a double shot one you will see it, assuming the keys are from a NIB sample. The coated keys have a very light shiny texture in a squareshape, almost filling the entire front of the keycap. It is actually hard to explain.

There is a single exception, where Cherry did infact make 2 engraved keys. This is on the newer revision of the Phoneboard, because the old ones wore off after a couple of years in use in call-centers. The newer phoneboard uses both the old pad-printed & coated keys, as well as 2 engraved and filled keys. This is the only time Cherry did this. The engraving is very noticeable and unlike the pad printing you can feel it.

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With some color changes you can even slightly see the coating in this picture:
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The coating is the slightly darker part of the keycap. You will find this on all types of complex and LED keys from Cherry.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

26 Nov 2011, 15:43

Edit: Turns out the coating actually is also very visible on your own pciture of the Cherry key, even more so than on my picture:

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

26 Nov 2011, 15:48

7bit wrote: No such coating visible here:
It is very subtle, but it is there:
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Looking at the small blue arrow on the Numlock, you can also tell that it is not engraved, because the original texture of the keycap is still present and visible through the slightly opaque arrow 8-)

Enough CSI for today.

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sixty
Gasbag Guru

29 Nov 2011, 14:17

Btw,

I'll buy that "Control" key for 10 Euros if you are ever interested. No interest in the rest :D

mintberryminuscrunch

29 Nov 2011, 14:31

nah.. this one is to stay with me :)

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HaaTa
Master Kiibohd Hunter

01 Dec 2011, 18:01

Keys like this? Or with the LED slot as well.

Tall keycap with wings vs. normal keycap
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Most of the keycaps look somewhat like Cherry double-shots (more pics will have to wait until I'm back in Canada), but the function row is not, and has extra tall keycaps (double-shots). Unfortunately one of the (normal) keycaps seems to have been lost during the last move...

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

24 May 2012, 22:32

Same keyboard as in the OP:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/170845120104

Note that nice 1.5 Enter key in the numeric pad.

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7bit

24 May 2012, 22:41

kbdfr wrote:Same keyboard as in the OP:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/170845120104

Note that nice 1.5 Enter key in the numeric pad.
Shit, I've got it on my list since it had been on the air.

It has got French layout, but some idiot swapped the key caps with German layout ones (the color difference is obvious).

The originals do not exist anymore, said the seller.

There are some more keyboards which might be interesting. However, don't know how easy it will be to find replacements for the missing keys, because thier color is darker and the labels are in dark grey. Gupil keyboards could be a possible source...
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kint

25 May 2012, 00:55

7bit wrote:
kbdfr wrote:Same keyboard as in the OP:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/170845120104
Note that nice 1.5 Enter key in the numeric pad.
Shit, I've got it on my list since it had been on the air....
I do agree till the very first sentence, me too.
But then I was lost... :lol: nice info :)

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7bit

25 May 2012, 21:12

Sold!
:-)

Let's see what the other boards really are. At least the Nixdorf has all original modifier keys, so it isn't that bad.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

26 May 2012, 08:22

Fine you got it.
Regarding the different colour of the keycaps, I think I can contribute a set of evenly yellowed HAD alphanum keycaps (except of course for the 1.5 "0" keycap) to at least approximately match the modifiers. Or do those have French legends?

mintberryminuscrunch

26 May 2012, 11:08

kbdfr wrote:Fine you got it.
Regarding the different colour of the keycaps, I think I can contribute a set of evenly yellowed HAD alphanum keycaps (except of course for the 1.5 "0" keycap) to at least approximately match the modifiers. Or do those have French legends?
Btw. Did you succeed in bleeching yours?

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