G80-2000

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sixty
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11 Apr 2011, 16:31

I know I said I finally got one of the rarest Cherry keyboards before when I first received the G80-3500, but I think this one might top it. I do not know whether the seller wishes to be revealed, but thank you very, very much for contacting me about this and helping me fill this impossible god-tier hole in my Cherry collection.

The pics below are just for preview, I'll take better ones at a later point and entirely take the thing apart.

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keyboardlover

11 Apr 2011, 16:37

Nice find! Great doubleshots!

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sixty
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11 Apr 2011, 16:54

23 years, and Its alive!

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Calc mode:
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Peter

11 Apr 2011, 17:18

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

11 Apr 2011, 19:34

sixty wrote:I know I said I finally got one of the rarest Cherry keyboards before when I first received the G80-3500, but I think this one might top it. I do not know whether the seller wishes to be revealed, but thank you very, very much for contacting me about this and helping me fill this impossible god-tier hole in my Cherry collection.
:oops:

I just could not think of a better place for a Cherry keyboard to retire :P

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sixty
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11 Apr 2011, 19:38

kbdfr wrote:
sixty wrote:I know I said I finally got one of the rarest Cherry keyboards before when I first received the G80-3500, but I think this one might top it. I do not know whether the seller wishes to be revealed, but thank you very, very much for contacting me about this and helping me fill this impossible god-tier hole in my Cherry collection.
:oops:

I just could not think of a better place for a Cherry keyboard to retire :P
Thank you again! I opened the thing up today and found out that it can be very easily converted into the pseduo ISO-US layout (there already are solder spots for the bigger shift key). Now this is where my collectors-soul battles with my modding-soul... keep it in the original state or mod it!? Hmm!

PS: Do you have any idea how to program this one? I couldn't figure it out by randomly pushing buttons and it seems to work differently from the G80-2100. I guess I might give Cherry a call to see if they still have any type of documents otherwise.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

11 Apr 2011, 19:51

sixty wrote:I opened the thing up today and found out that it can be very easily converted into the pseduo ISO-US layout (there already are solder spots for the bigger shift key). Now this is where my collectors-soul battles with my modding-soul... keep it in the original state or mod it!? Hmm!
Definitely keep in in the original state. If not, you will have terrible dreams of this respectable keyboard featuring pink keys backlighted green :twisted: :!:
Do you have any idea how to program this one? I couldn't figure it out by randomly pushing buttons and it seems to work differently from the G80-2100.
No clue. I do not even remember when I bought it, and I surely did so assuming it was just programmable like a 80-2100.

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sixty
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11 Apr 2011, 20:03

Also, I noticed that the PCB is really really thick compared to the other Cherry PCBs. Combined with the three layers of isolation and the metal backplate there is virtually no flexing at all. I think this is the most stable PCB mounted board I have ever tried!

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mass

12 Apr 2011, 02:17

sixty wrote:Now this is where my collectors-soul battles with my modding-soul... keep it in the original state or mod it!? Hmm!
Hope you keep it in the original state as this is the super rare cherry unlike 2100!!!

BTW very nice indeed! ( ^^)b

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7bit

12 Apr 2011, 20:31

sixty wrote:I know I said I finally got one of the rarest Cherry keyboards before when I first received the G80-3500, but I think this one might top it. I do not know whether the seller wishes to be revealed, but thank you very, very much for contacting me about this and helping me fill this impossible god-tier hole in my Cherry collection.

The pics below are just for preview, I'll take better ones at a later point and entirely take the thing apart.
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This looks like the best keyboard Cherry ever made!

I really don't understand why later Cherry keyboards must have such a complicated click together system, instead of some simple screws.

Congratulation!

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7bit

12 Apr 2011, 20:38

kbdfr wrote:
sixty wrote:I opened the thing up today and found out that it can be very easily converted into the pseduo ISO-US layout (there already are solder spots for the bigger shift key). Now this is where my collectors-soul battles with my modding-soul... keep it in the original state or mod it!? Hmm!
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kbdfr wrote: Definitely keep in in the original state. If not, you will have terrible dreams of this respectable keyboard featuring pink keys backlighted green :twisted: :!:
I 2nd that!

:idea: Rewire the keys of a G80-2100 instead and put in a calculator from a Gateway 2000, or something like that!

BTW: What does the †-key do?

xbb

12 Apr 2011, 20:47

I want one, or a 2100 is also fine!

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7bit

12 Apr 2011, 21:24

xbb wrote:I want one, or a 2100 is also fine!
I don't like the way the 2100 is being programmed. Also the keys for programming it are at the wrong places. Would be better to have them out of the way in the function-row panel.

2100 is a collectible item but not so useful as a 2550 which is the best keyboard I currently own (thanks to sixty!).

The main problem with the 2100 is that you can't type-in arbitrary key codes for the programmable keys but just codes which are already type-able with another key on the keyboard. It is possible to type whole sentences into the keyboard and program it to spit that out when pressing some of these function keys. But this is not useful when you want to remap a key in X11, because these keys are not distinguishable from the genuine keys you've used to program them.

woody
Count Troller

13 Apr 2011, 16:37

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I rate this as Most Useful Keyboard Ever - it has a shortcut key for formatting a diskette!

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

13 Apr 2011, 17:17

7bit wrote:
xbb wrote:I want one, or a 2100 is also fine!
I don't like the way the 2100 is being programmed. Also the keys for programming it are at the wrong places. Would be better to have them out of the way in the function-row panel.

2100 is a collectible item but not so useful as a 2550 which is the best keyboard I currently own (thanks to sixty!).

The main problem with the 2100 is that you can't type-in arbitrary key codes for the programmable keys but just codes which are already type-able with another key on the keyboard. It is possible to type whole sentences into the keyboard and program it to spit that out when pressing some of these function keys. But this is not useful when you want to remap a key in X11, because these keys are not distinguishable from the genuine keys you've used to program them.
Well, as I (shame on me) never had heard of X11 before, I am completely satisfied with my 2100 :lol: (and I use it on an everyday basis).
About the place for the programming keys: there was an earlier version of the 2100 which had only the "cherry" key for programming, placed as key 24 on the second row of programmable keys - so there were only 23 keys left for programming. But of course you may be right, the programming keys are somewhat in the way when typing.
Well, either you're a touchtypist, so you don't mind because you don't hit them anyway, or you're not a touch typist, so you don't mind because you see them anyway ;)

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7bit

13 Apr 2011, 18:10

kbdfr wrote:Well, as I (shame on me) never had heard of X11 before, I am completely satisfied with my 2100 :lol: (and I use it on an everyday basis).
About the place for the programming keys: there was an earlier version of the 2100 which had only the "cherry" key for programming, placed as key 24 on the second row of programmable keys - so there were only 23 keys left for programming. But of course you may be right, the programming keys are somewhat in the way when typing.
Well, either you're a touchtypist, so you don't mind because you don't hit them anyway, or you're not a touch typist, so you don't mind because you see them anyway ;)
Let me guess: You use Windows!

However, to place the programming keys "out of the way" is much better. It would be also great to be able to specify key-codes which should be sent when a key is hit. Key-sequences of already existing keys are not so useful.

I'm a non-touch-typist, so the more keys the better, especially at easy to reach places!

BTW: being not a touch-typist does not mean I've got to look at the keys all the time.

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

13 Apr 2011, 18:38

7bit wrote:
kbdfr wrote:(...)
Let me guess: You use Windows!
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I'm not in computers at all, I just have to type all day long, and that's why I'm interested in keyboards :P
BTW: being not a touch-typist does not mean I've got to look at the keys all the time.
I know :lol:
Basically you're right, of course.
But then, the 2100 allows me to use any combination of modifier keys + function key intuitively just with my left hand without having to look. I find this compensates for having a nice Cherry key (with a diode window) in the middle of my keyboard ;)

xbb

13 Apr 2011, 19:10

anyone selling a 2100 or similar? :D

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kbdfr
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13 Apr 2011, 19:46

xbb wrote:anyone selling a 2100 or similar? :D
I'll be selling one in a couple of weeks, so you better start saving :lol:

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7bit

13 Apr 2011, 19:51

xbb wrote:anyone selling a 2100 or similar? :D
G80-2100 HDF barely used and clean (came to me a bit dusty) with all key caps being non-shiny!
Price: 2100 EUR
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kbdfr wrote:I'll be selling one in a couple of weeks, so you better start saving :lol:
Do you've got a G80-2550, or similar for sale by any chance?

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BTW: ^^^I bet ripster will see a lot of boobs in that display.

ripster

13 Apr 2011, 20:06

I'd post some Unicode boobs but this forum software doesn't like my Unicode for some reason.

The Star key is my favorite. The Cross is a bit Spanish Inquisition for me.
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kbdfr
The Tiproman

13 Apr 2011, 20:16

7bit wrote:G80-2100 HDF barely used and clean (came to me a bit dusty) with all key caps being non-shiny!
Price: 2100 EUR
:ugeek:
Is this the price you paid or the price you want? :lol:
7bit wrote:
kbdfr wrote:I'll be selling one in a couple of weeks, so you better start saving :lol:
Do you've got a G80-2550, or similar for sale by any chance?
I've got something similar. A G80-2100 ;)

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7bit

13 Apr 2011, 20:23

kbdfr wrote: Is this the price you paid or the price you want? :lol:
The price I want for sure!
kbdfr wrote:
7bit wrote: Do you've got a G80-2550, or similar for sale by any chance?
I've got something similar. A G80-2100 ;)
How much will it be?

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

13 Apr 2011, 20:44

7bit wrote:
kbdfr wrote: Is this the price you paid or the price you want? :lol:
The price I want for sure!
kbdfr wrote:
7bit wrote: Do you've got a G80-2550, or similar for sale by any chance?
I've got something similar. A G80-2100 ;)
How much will it be?
Don't know yet, I first have to check the condition and have no time for that now anyway.
But... I take it you're kidding. Surely it will be somewhat cheaper than yours :lol:

xbb

13 Apr 2011, 20:46

If it's not crazy price I'd like it :)

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7bit

13 Apr 2011, 20:55

xbb wrote:If it's not crazy price I'd like it :)
I can assure you that 2100 EUR are not a crazy price!

This price includes packaging and shipping world wide,
VAT (if applicable) and is guaranteed to work for one year![1]


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[1] Except for misuse, fluid-spill or modifications etc. / Opening the case invalids the warranty!

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

13 Apr 2011, 21:05

7bit wrote:
xbb wrote:If it's not crazy price I'd like it :)
I can assure you that 2100 EUR are not a crazy price!

This price includes packaging and shipping world wide,
VAT (if applicable) and is guaranteed to work for one year![1]


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[1] Except for misuse, fluid-spill or modifications etc. / Opening the case invalids the warranty!
xbb, be certain to highlight the footnote ;)

By the way, I think this wonderful photo thread is not the right place to discuss this. Sorry for that, sixty.

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7bit

13 Apr 2011, 21:09

kbdfr wrote:...

xbb, be certain to highlight the footnote ;)

By the way, I think this wonderful photo thread is not the right place to discuss this. Sorry for that, sixty.
Yes, sorry for that!

It is really a great keyboard!

Do you know what all these buttons where used for?

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kbdfr
The Tiproman

13 Apr 2011, 21:13

7bit wrote:
kbdfr wrote:...

xbb, be certain to highlight the footnote ;)

By the way, I think this wonderful photo thread is not the right place to discuss this. Sorry for that, sixty.
Yes, sorry for that!

It is really a great keyboard!

Do you know what all these buttons where used for?
sixty will find out, I'm sure. They say he speaks Cherryish.

xbb

13 Apr 2011, 21:15

Sad they don't make these anymore

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