An Unsaver... finally...?

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snoopy

30 Apr 2017, 12:49

After around 3 years of trying to buy an Unsaver, I finally got one...
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Sadly it didn't survive the trip from England to GER very well... :( :cry:
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If you look close, you see that even the metal under the plastic is bend.

Menuhin

30 Apr 2017, 14:12

I have given up BS keyboards earlier in my life, but it hurts me to see keyboards being damaged during shipment.

Sometimes even the keyboards were originally well packed, the people at custom may inspect the content without packing them well again afterwards. Some putty, epoxy, acetone may save the shell.

Probably can get some extra caps somewhere else too after a nice cleaning treatment.

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HAL

30 Apr 2017, 14:37

Are you going to convert it to ANSI US?

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mike52787
Alps Aficionado

30 Apr 2017, 21:28

1 year and a few months waiting going strong... hoping it doesn't turn in to 3 years like you :0 Anyway, glad you finally got one! I can only sit here and be jealous...

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snoopy

30 Apr 2017, 22:10

It's alive!

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elecplus

30 Apr 2017, 22:18

snoopy wrote: After around 3 years of trying to buy an Unsaver, I finally got one...
Where are the missing caps?

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snoopy

30 Apr 2017, 22:19

I don't know. This is how it arrived. Maybe they fell out of the box (ripped open at one corner)

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elecplus

30 Apr 2017, 22:25

Argh! At least you seem to have found some to put on there! Are you going to keep it?

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snoopy

30 Apr 2017, 22:32

elecplus wrote: Argh! At least you seem to have found some to put on there! Are you going to keep it?
I'm currently using the keycaps from my SSK (main cluster + nav) and additional keycaps from a M122.

About keeping it... I'm not sure... I kind of get mad and sad at the same time when I see the crushed corner. Will see how it feels the next weeks and then decide. But typing on it already feels very good. I cleaned everything and happily the foam was in good condition. Also my first experience with soarers converter. Directly soldered it internal.

Will maybe take some better pics soon.

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elecplus

30 Apr 2017, 22:34

I tested it with an Orihalcon cable, worked fine. Glad you had some caps there on hand!

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Madhias
BS TORPE

30 Apr 2017, 23:45

Looks good! There is a black cap? :o

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ba7777
飞不动的加林查

01 May 2017, 02:18

Nice board but so sad to see the crack...

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micrex22

01 May 2017, 03:37

snoopy wrote: About keeping it... I'm not sure... I kind of get mad and sad at the same time when I see the crushed corner. Will see how it feels the next weeks and then decide.
Well if you ever plan on selling it, count me in (although I'd give it a new paint job and repair the cracked areas of the plastic with some filler and sanding). Well actually all of the old paint would have to be sanded off but I've done it before. :D

tinnie

01 May 2017, 17:08

Congrats.

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snoopy

01 May 2017, 17:09

tinnie wrote:Congrats.
Must be a ghost.

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ramnes
ПБТ НАВСЕГДА

01 May 2017, 21:55

Finally! I'm really happy for you snoopy!

I still need to restore mine…
tinnie wrote: Congrats.
I love you tinnie. :lol:

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alh84001
v.001

01 May 2017, 21:59

I hate tinnie!

Nah, I just hate myself for not joining DT earlier :lol:

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Norman_

01 May 2017, 22:28

Shame about the crack, at least it looks relatively minor. I still need a new top for my F122, it has a pretty major crack that's not going to be easy to repair seamlessly

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fohat
Elder Messenger

02 May 2017, 00:02

Norman_ wrote: Shame about the crack, at least it looks relatively minor. I still need a new top for my F122, it has a pretty major crack that's not going to be easy to repair seamlessly
A first-gen M-122 top shell can be modded with some minor Dremel work and probably be better in the long term.

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livingspeedbump
Not what they seem

12 May 2017, 17:52

Congrats on finally finding one!

John Doe

24 Feb 2019, 09:10

I dont know if I have the luck to find another until 2021 if I make the decision to find an unsaver TODAY, sadly. :( :( :( :roll: :roll: :roll:

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Hypersphere

24 Feb 2019, 16:48

Congrats!!!

IBM cases can usually be repaired rather well with epoxy, which can also look fine after sanding and painting -- if you don't mind painting, thus departing from the vintage purity of the original. As one who paints vintage cases with disregard for tradition, I would not cast stones at you.

cloudhax

28 Feb 2019, 03:35

great board. I used one on a 3290 terminal for many years. Running batch jobs like that neat little note you have on yours :)
Now I have the F122 battleship because I love my numpad but I would certainly not pass on picking an unsaver up if I ever find one. congrats

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depletedvespene

01 Mar 2019, 01:01

snoopy wrote:
30 Apr 2017, 12:49
After around 3 years of trying to buy an Unsaver, I finally got one...

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Woah, today it's this keyboard's birthday. Go give it the hug it deserves. :mrgreen:

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snoopy

01 Mar 2019, 15:16

depletedvespene wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 01:01
snoopy wrote:
30 Apr 2017, 12:49
After around 3 years of trying to buy an Unsaver, I finally got one...

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Woah, today it's this keyboard's birthday. Go give it the hug it deserves. :mrgreen:
haha. nicely spotted.

sadly it didn't get much attention within the last year, cause it is just a bit too big for my desk. So, it has been on my attic for quite some time. Yeah, I know, I'm evil... :cry:

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depletedvespene

01 Mar 2019, 15:21

snoopy wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 15:16
depletedvespene wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 01:01
snoopy wrote:
30 Apr 2017, 12:49
After around 3 years of trying to buy an Unsaver, I finally got one...

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_2e0a.jpg
Woah, today it's this keyboard's birthday. Go give it the hug it deserves. :mrgreen:
haha. nicely spotted.

sadly it didn't get much attention within the last year, cause it is just a bit too big for my desk. So, it has been on my attic for quite some time. Yeah, I know, I'm evil... :cry:
In.. the... ATTIC?!?!?!?!?!?

Give me that unsaver! I'll put it to good use, and pamper it and pimp it with dashing, dashing OG APL keycaps.

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Darkshado

02 Mar 2019, 02:00

snoopy wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 15:16
cause it is just a bit too big for my desk
What sort of puny desk are you using that an Unsaver won't fit? :lol:

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snoopy

04 Mar 2019, 13:22

depletedvespene wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 15:21
In.. the... ATTIC?!?!?!?!?!?
yes... I hope it's still there. Have to dig around a bit to find it

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depletedvespene

04 Mar 2019, 13:25

snoopy wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 13:22
depletedvespene wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 15:21
In.. the... ATTIC?!?!?!?!?!?
yes... I hope it's still there. Have to dig around a bit to find it
You need to... find it?!?!?!?!?! :cry:

John Doe

04 Mar 2019, 13:29

depletedvespene wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 13:25
snoopy wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 13:22
depletedvespene wrote:
01 Mar 2019, 15:21
In.. the... ATTIC?!?!?!?!?!?
yes... I hope it's still there. Have to dig around a bit to find it
You need to... find it?!?!?!?!?! :cry:
I gueess that means a lot.

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