Japanese ibm model m-- 5576-C01 find

John Doe

20 May 2020, 04:47

Bought it with a reasonable price five days ago and received the package today. It's a Japanese ibm model m variant with short spacebar. Uncleaned and some keys stuck like shit, but I think still worth sharing some photos here. :P

the front has dust but still acceptable, will be fine after clean.
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front side has rotation componet? I have no idea what's this used for, any idea?
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scratches on the back, could see 5576-C01 model no here.
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Cord cut off, its using ps2 protocol originally iirc, so easy to remap the layout after making a new wire.
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Thanks for comments. :) :)

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funkmon

20 May 2020, 05:21

A guy on the model m subreddit bought one of these at the same time you did and his got crushed!

The Broken Unicorn: 5576-C01 IBM Japanese Trackpoint II keyboard https://imgur.com/a/Ql8WK9W

John Doe

20 May 2020, 06:57

funkmon wrote:
20 May 2020, 05:21
A guy on the model m subreddit bought one of these at the same time you did and his got crushed!

The Broken Unicorn: 5576-C01 IBM Japanese Trackpoint II keyboard https://imgur.com/a/Ql8WK9W
Poor... Feel the pain when opened the package and saw this. :cry:

I spent half an hour to clean the cases and know how fragile they are, must be very careful to do the job. Now put them outside for dyring...

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daedalus
Buckler Of Springs

20 May 2020, 13:35

front side has rotation componet? I have no idea what's this used for, any idea?
It allows you to stand the keyboard upright:

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Why would you want to do that? The explanation I've seen is that desk space in Japan is at a premium, and that doing this allows you to push your keyboard out of the way and use your desk for something else. I cannot verify for certain that is the intended purpose though.
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webwit
Wild Duck

20 May 2020, 14:06

I don't have these any longer, but used it like this, and as I remember it, it was pretty stable:

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John Doe

20 May 2020, 15:26

daedalus wrote:
20 May 2020, 13:35
front side has rotation componet? I have no idea what's this used for, any idea?
The explanation I've seen is that desk space in Japan is at a premium, and that doing this allows you to push your keyboard out of the way and use it for something else.
Oh, that's way to save space when living in space-limited room, nice design seemingly.
webwit wrote:
20 May 2020, 14:06
I don't have these any longer, but used it like this, and as I remember it, it was pretty stable:
Yeah, its stable, but soon geting wrist acid after tried typing in this way for a little bit. ;) ;) I'll test again after I assemble it.

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sharktastica

20 May 2020, 16:56

5576-C01s:
webwit wrote:
20 May 2020, 14:06
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5291 Bigfoots: Ah, a challenger approaches

John Doe

21 May 2020, 07:32

Cleaned and looks much better now, but sold it quickly today.

This is the most crisp plastic case I have ever seen, another keyboard using the same material i can recall is ibm 3178/blue buttion, terrible restoraion memory. :evil: :evil:
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Highly not recommend to chase this!!!

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-Space-NATO-

21 May 2020, 17:37

what a beaute!

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