IDENTIFY THE KEYSWITCH thread

Jimi14

19 Mar 2019, 10:44

Can anyone identify what this is?

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Sits in something called an East KB-5102 that a guy is selling, and i cant seem to find much info about.

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quochung1989
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20 Mar 2019, 02:23

It's from Sony KI-9700P. Who know it?

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Findecanor

20 Mar 2019, 03:34

quochung1989 wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 02:23
It's from Sony KI-9700P. Who know it?
They remind me a lot of SMK spring-over-dome. Those are nice. But that could maybe be just a dome with slider.

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quochung1989
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20 Mar 2019, 04:24

Findecanor wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 03:34
quochung1989 wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 02:23
It's from Sony KI-9700P. Who know it?
They remind me a lot of SMK spring-over-dome. Those are nice. But that could maybe be just a dome with slider.
Where can I read more info about it?

Findecanor

20 Mar 2019, 09:26

I couldn't find any existing info about them when I got them, unfortunately. I saw only "SMK" on the PCB.

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quochung1989
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20 Mar 2019, 09:32

Findecanor wrote:
20 Mar 2019, 09:26
I couldn't find any existing info about them when I got them, unfortunately. I saw only "SMK" on the PCB.
Ah I see. Thank you!

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ZedTheMan

25 Mar 2019, 21:46

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3705988763

Any idea what these might be? I haven't seen anything with that housing before. Googling the FCC ID it looks to be a Deyi keyboard.

Rauha

27 Mar 2019, 11:29

Coulf use some help identifying. Got this Toshiba T3100e today. That model is known to have Alps SKFL switches. However, mine clearly does not.

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At first sight I guessed SMK 2nd gen, but nope. Then maybe Alps SKFR/SKFS, but it's not that either. No visible branding.

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They feel definately very Alps linear like(ish). Very smooth and light linear switch. Despite the low profile it feels like full travel switch. I'm actually not at all disapointed getting these instead on SKFL. They feel great. Would just like to know what they are?

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subcat

27 Mar 2019, 12:12

Rauha wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 11:29
Coulf use some help identifying. Got this Toshiba T3100e today. That model is known to have Alps SKFL switches. However, mine clearly does not.

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At first sight I guessed SMK 2nd gen, but nope. Then maybe Alps SKFR/SKFS, but it's not that either. No visible branding.

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They feel definately very Alps linear like(ish). Very smooth and light linear switch. Despite the low profile it feels like full travel switch. I'm actually not at all disapointed getting these instead on SKFL. They feel great. Would just like to know what they are?
Those are Alps common mount low profile, my unit has them as well

Rauha

27 Mar 2019, 12:28

subcat wrote:
27 Mar 2019, 12:12

Those are Alps common mount low profile, my unit has them as well
Thank you very much.

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abrahamstechnology

04 Apr 2019, 03:09

Anyone know what clones these are?
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Chyros

04 Apr 2019, 08:15

Many of those clones are impossible to place unless you can get a good view of the insides.

ghostdawg187

08 Apr 2019, 19:30

Today I have received a Datacomp DFK 192 from a fellow deskthority member. I am a little bit uncertain about the switches. I assume they are SMK 2nd generation with ALPS mount. But are they tactile white or yellowed clicky blues? They are really loud for a tactile switch, so what is this thing???
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Chyros

08 Apr 2019, 20:07

Looks like tactile whites. The blues turn greenish when yellowed.

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Noobmaen

08 Apr 2019, 20:09

I am the previous owner of the datacomp, they certainly feel like normal blue SMK switches to me. I've seen apaprently unpigmented ones like this in another DFK 192 before.

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16 Apr 2019, 15:33

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From a Toshiba Rupo laptop, made in Japan circa 1990-1995.

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79f0167

28 Apr 2019, 08:26

What switch is this?
I never seen this switch 😂
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zrrion

28 Apr 2019, 09:05

These look like discrete switches though so I don't have anything concrete to go on but My guess is that they are a discrete rubber dome similar to Brother's proto-topre design that they used in some of their electric typewriters. So long as the price isn't terrible I'd say get the board for keyboard science and even if it turns out that they are bad it still looks nice.

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Noobmaen

28 Apr 2019, 10:33

79f0167 wrote:
28 Apr 2019, 08:26
What switch is this?
I never seen this switch 😂
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79f0167

28 Apr 2019, 12:01

Thanks Noobmaen!

Aran.E99

03 May 2019, 19:39

Found an old numerical keyboard from what looks like the 60's on ebay. Sorry for the low quality image:
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What could the switches be?

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HaaTa
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05 May 2019, 04:32

Aran.E99 wrote:
03 May 2019, 19:39
Found an old numerical keyboard from what looks like the 60's on ebay. Sorry for the low quality image:
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What could the switches be?
Those look like Honeywell Micro Switch magnetic reed switches. Those were common in the 60s. My guess is that there's a kind of cover over top. The screw positions are correct for those switches.

Aran.E99

05 May 2019, 11:18

I think you're spot on. I'm going to send the seller an offer and hopefully they accept so I can document it. Thanks!

Update: he accepted the offer. I will post lots of images of it soon.

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Raumfahrer

09 May 2019, 11:23

Hello everyone I’m new to this world and recently got this keyboard in Japan. I’m still waiting for it to arrive, and I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of switch this one is ? It is from what is called a Scythe SCBK06 using a true JIS layout. Like ISO but with more rad keys
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Myoth

09 May 2019, 12:01

Raumfahrer wrote:
09 May 2019, 11:23
Hello everyone I’m new to this world and recently got this keyboard in Japan. I’m still waiting for it to arrive, and I was wondering if anyone knew what kind of switch this one is ? It is from what is called a Scythe SCBK06 using a true JIS layout. Like ISO but with more rad keys
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a view from the top would make it easier to identify, but considering the japanese keyboard, I'd expect Alps SKBM White

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Raumfahrer

09 May 2019, 12:03

Myoth wrote:
09 May 2019, 12:01
a view from the top would make it easier to identify, but considering the japanese keyboard, I'd expect Alps SKBM White
thanks for the reply. I will take a more detailed photo when it arrives. As far as keyboards here go, it was on the less expensive side (under $50) and looked very clean

Lanrefni

09 May 2019, 23:09

Raumfahrer wrote:
09 May 2019, 12:03
Myoth wrote:
09 May 2019, 12:01
a view from the top would make it easier to identify, but considering the japanese keyboard, I'd expect Alps SKBM White
thanks for the reply. I will take a more detailed photo when it arrives. As far as keyboards here go, it was on the less expensive side (under $50) and looked very clean
$50 for an Alps board with Japanese sub legends isn't a deal,it's a steal.

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snacksthecat
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16 May 2019, 01:20

Sorry if it's obvious -- What is this key switch?

It's linear and very very smooth. When I took the keyboard out of the box and tried it out I assumed it was Fujitsu leaf springs but I thought those were discrete switches. This is a membrane keyboard so now I'm confused.

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Chyros

16 May 2019, 08:03

Fujitsu leaf spring 4th gen

xxhellfirexx

16 May 2019, 08:29

snacksthecat wrote:
16 May 2019, 01:20
Sorry if it's obvious -- What is this key switch?

It's linear and very very smooth. When I took the keyboard out of the box and tried it out I assumed it was Fujitsu leaf springs but I thought those were discrete switches. This is a membrane keyboard so now I'm confused.
Isn't the other Fujitsu keyboard you purchased membrane as well?

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