IDENTIFY THE KEYBOARD thread

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Myoth

08 Aug 2018, 18:51


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Keybug

08 Aug 2018, 21:55

Wow, another keyboard on eBay UK with that weird Fujitsu style "spring over prong" (Daniel's nomenclature, I think) switch. This time in an Epson Q203A, which is supposed to have your standard Peerless switches.

See these links for reference:
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post385752.html#p385752
keyboards-f2/not-a-peerless-switch-t8058.html

I asked the seller to give it to me for 20 GBP and got a return offer of 30 GBP. Was tempted to use the current 15% coupon and snag it up, but given shipping to Germany is 15 GBP, I still didn't bite. Anyone willing to pay 30 to dissect and wikifi it in the name of keyboard science, feel free! Me, I'll wait for the price to come down further.

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Chyros

08 Aug 2018, 23:32

N9vem wrote: Can it be something alps related? The keyboards upper part which have rubber buttons was manufactured by alps. The mount are a bit similar to the alps magnetic reed's cylindrical slider also.
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Thank you for helping me out again.
Looks very much like Alps integrated dome. (SKE*) Pretty bad keyfeel, but the caps might be nice.

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strangeloveesq

09 Aug 2018, 00:46

Hi guys. I ran across a Televideo board on eBay that I never seen before.

Here is the eBay listing for a Televideo terminal set: https://www.ebay.com/itm/323369680110?ul_noapp=true. There are two keyboards in this terminal post. Of course, the larger one I've seen before, but the smaller one has a unique layout I've never seen -- F-key cluster in the top left corner, numpad in the top right corner, 60% layout at the bottom.

Has anyone seen this keyboard before? Any info on it?

The seller was nice enough to send me a pic of the back label on the keyboard, which is attached here.
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Noobmaen

09 Aug 2018, 00:48


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strangeloveesq

09 Aug 2018, 00:58

Noobmaen wrote: It's a wiki/Datalux_SpaceSaver
Thanks. In that case, I think the seller just sent me a picture of the label from the other keyboard. Well, "mystery" solved.

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TheInverseKey

09 Aug 2018, 02:00

strangeloveesq wrote:
Noobmaen wrote: It's a wiki/Datalux_SpaceSaver
Thanks. In that case, I think the seller just sent me a picture of the label from the other keyboard. Well, "mystery" solved.
The other keyboard in the pic is linear space invaders.

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Keybug

09 Aug 2018, 14:06

Errr, what's this, please?
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njm

12 Aug 2018, 02:28

Anyone know what this one is?
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kps

12 Aug 2018, 23:01

njm wrote: Anyone know what this one is?
One of the common styles of Apple II clone, sold under many names or none.

njm

13 Aug 2018, 00:12

kps wrote:
njm wrote: Anyone know what this one is?
One of the common styles of Apple II clone, sold under many names or none.
Ah thanks, that makes sense. I was guessing Apple from the front legends, but couldn't find a model that matched.

Mizar

13 Aug 2018, 16:13

Hey, a friend gave me this keyboard to identify, it seems to be a Monterey K104 but I'm not sure what the switches are, they look like blue alps but I don't know if they're not clones. Also, can you help me estimate a price?
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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

13 Aug 2018, 16:31

Blue alps indeed! You should post it in this thread instead: help-f53/price-check-how-much-is-my-worth-t16.html

I would say at least $250. More if the blues are in really good condition.

Mizar

13 Aug 2018, 16:34

Thanks a lot, very much appreciated!

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Chyros

13 Aug 2018, 17:26

The switches are definitely not clean, you can see it in the pictyre. I'd say $250 is quite a lot. I mean I'm sure some idiot would buy it, but I'd say it's not worth that.

ruskie

13 Aug 2018, 17:32

Chyros wrote: The switches are definitely not clean, you can see it in the pictyre. I'd say $250 is quite a lot. I mean I'm sure some idiot would buy it, but I'd say it's not worth that.

In that condition, I personally wouldnt pay more than 150. That is one HELL of a TLC restore project. Blue alps have become so massively overpriced and hyped, people will pay anything nowadays.

Mizar

13 Aug 2018, 17:47

Thanks again for the answers, in order not to go off topic, I want to ask what's the price for a terminal model F(the 122 key one)/other 122 key terminal boards, where do I ask such questions on the forum?

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//gainsborough
ALPSの日常

13 Aug 2018, 17:53

Yeah certainly less if switches are scratchy, for sure. I’m on mobile so it’s hard to gauge condition hahah.

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

13 Aug 2018, 17:53


Mizar

13 Aug 2018, 18:00

Thanks, I assumed that's only for keyboards you want to sell, not the ones you want to buy.

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

13 Aug 2018, 18:16

Technically for anything you own, but of course it's not a requirement that you have it first, it's more of a general price check thread.

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zrrion

14 Aug 2018, 05:02

What sort of switches does the HP C1401 use? It has the same caps as the HP 46010A, but that profile has been seen on a portable with alps, as well as Fujitsu Leaf Spring and Rubber Dome so I don't know.

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Noobmaen

14 Aug 2018, 14:30

I'm pretty sure they are rubberdome.

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zrrion

14 Aug 2018, 16:25

I've got the seller of one to take a picture of the back of a cap as well as the switch. Whenever they send the pic I'll know more but they probably are rd yeah.

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Felima

15 Aug 2018, 14:08

Can anyone help me identify this keyboard? It doesn't have any branding. I had to screenshot it from one auction site. Thanks
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davkol

15 Aug 2018, 14:12

That's a BTC 5169.

Carnivorous

15 Aug 2018, 17:35

I didn't notice the link was dead so I mean to ask again.

This is a fujitsu numpad, but I am unable open it up to identify the switch no matter what, this thing is welded shut somehow. Looks like it has a dome with slider.

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Chyros

15 Aug 2018, 18:47

Yup, Fujitsu dome with slider.

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Blaise170
ALPS キーボード

15 Aug 2018, 19:14

There might be screws under the rubber pads if you still care to open it.

Carnivorous

19 Aug 2018, 06:21

There is no screw underneath the rubber pads, nor there are any on the numpad plate or keyboard label. If it uses plastic latches, they were hella strong. I've checked the wiki before posting and there are no entries of this specific dome with slider yet.

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