IBM MODEL M 49 KEYS Buckling Spring Keyboard - Vintage - RARE! - Macro Board - WORKING

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zazxyz

10 Jun 2019, 14:38

IBM MODEL M 49 KEYS Buckling Spring Keyboard - Vintage - RARE! - Macro Board

https://www.ebay.com/itm/163728292053

The keyboard is working - found the SDL to PS/2 Cable -
Last edited by zazxyz on 11 Jun 2019, 02:27, edited 2 times in total.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

10 Jun 2019, 15:00

It actually has 49 keys.

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zazxyz

10 Jun 2019, 15:03

kbdfr wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 15:00
It actually has 49 keys.
It really is 49 keys!

The enter key covers the two keys.

Thanks!

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depletedvespene

10 Jun 2019, 15:04

I got one of those as well. I can attest it has 50 barrels, 49 flippers and one stabilizer.

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zazxyz

10 Jun 2019, 15:08

depletedvespene wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 15:04
I got one of those as well. I can attest it has 50 barrels, 49 flippers and one stabilizer.

Can they mod it back to 50 keys? If so I can state that in the listing

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depletedvespene

10 Jun 2019, 15:11

It can be done, but the insides aren't among the "easy to open up" ones.

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zazxyz

10 Jun 2019, 15:15

depletedvespene wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 15:11
It can be done, but the insides aren't among the "easy to open up" ones.
Yeah I tried to open it up and take pictures but I do not have the bit required to get it open.

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zazxyz

11 Jun 2019, 02:26

The keyboard is working - found the SDL to PS/2 Cable -

kf1246

21 Jun 2019, 15:58

depletedvespene wrote:
10 Jun 2019, 15:11
It can be done, but the insides aren't among the "easy to open up" ones.
Opening it isn't the problem. Same process as your typical Model F, except easier since the plates are so much smaller. The real problem is that there are no pads on the membrane for that position, at least on the ones I've seen. It's not as easy as just adding a spring and hammer when they have nothing to press.

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