Cherry G80-1502

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Cherry G80-1502
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Part number G80-1502LQEDE-0 (light grey), G80-1502LQEDE-2 (black)
Manufacturer Cherry
Layouts 105 Key DE
Keyswitches Cherry MX Black
Interface PS/2 and RS-232 in a Y-cable
Dimensions 470 x 220 x 64 mm
Weight 1600 g incl. packaging
Years of production Unknown
Supersedes G80-1501HAD
Price ~79-200€

Introduction

The G80-1502 is a special keyboard with a card reader for German health insurance cards ("Krankenversichertenkarte"). It is therefore only available with German key legends. The Layout and the keycaps are like at modern Cherry G80-3000 keyboards with Windows keys. It is the successor to the G80-1501HAD.

Despite the model number being Cherry G80-1502LQEDE, the switches are always Cherry MX Black.

Disassembly

There a plastic hooks on the backside which have to be pressed to one side to open the keyboard. If you don't want to take out the card reader, you don't need a screw driver but you will need something to press the plastic hooks to one side. The card reader is fixed with two star screws.

Modes of operation

Mode Interface Compatibility Note
M1 PS/2 Mode 1 G80-1501 Basic position
M2 PS/2 Mode 2 G80-1501 Alt-Sequences
M3 PS/2 Mode 2 extended G80-1501 Alt-Sequences extended
S1 Serial MKT 1.0 Basic position, without Plug & Play
S2 Serial PC/SC 1.0 Plug & Play

This table has been translated from the German manual.

Change mode of operation

To change the mode of operation follow these steps:

  1. Open a text editor.
  2. Press the following keys for about 5 seconds: Shift left, Ctrl left, Alt left, Shift right, Ctrl right, Alt Gr right. You will hear a beep sound and options are getting printed out in the editor.
  3. Enter the desired mode (M1, M2, M3, S1, S2). The selected mode is getting printed out.
  4. Press the space bar. You will hear a beep sound. The changes has been saved.

If you changed the mode from S1 to S2 or vice versa, you will have to restart the PC.

Testing the card reader

  1. Open a text editor.
  2. Press the following keys for about 5 seconds: Shift left, Ctrl left, Alt left, Shift right, Ctrl right, Alt Gr right. You will hear a beep sound and options are getting printed out in the editor.
  3. Insert the card into the card reader.
  4. Press the key T. The answer code of the card is getting printed out in the editor in the line ATR+ACK.
  5. Press the space bar. The testing mode has been terminated.

Answer codes

Code Meaning
More than 4 digits Reader and card are okay
6400 Card is faulty
64A1 No card is in the reader
No code Reader is faulty

Status display

The right LED shows the state of the card reader.

LED State
Blinking red Secure entering of PIN possible
Green Card active, card detected
Blinking green Card faulty

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