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Cherry G81-3000
Branding Cherry and many others (see list of variations)
Manufacturer Cherry
Layouts 101-105 Keys US ANSI and many International variants
Keyswitches Cherry MY
Interface AT, PS/2, USB
Price $95 (1992)[1]

The Cherry G81-3000 is a series of PC-compatible Cherry MY keyboards made by Cherry. It shares the same case design as the Cherry MX switch G80-3000 and the rubber dome G83-3000, with which it can be easily mistaken.

Variations

Olivetti KBD 2812

The Olivetti KBD 2812 is notable for its blue keycap legends, and replica keycap sets have been created.

Cherry G81-3000 HKNNO

This is a Norwegian layout version from year 2000. It has double shot keycaps except for the bottom row keys (Control, Win, Alt, Alt Gr, Menu) which are printed.

Cherry G81-3000 SAD

Cherry G81-3000 SAU

Cherry G81-3000 SAY

This version was designed for the Yugoslav market and uses black MY switches and dye-sub keycaps with standard font. Layout is QWERTZ but not quite German. There are no Win keys.

Cherry G81-3000 LPNBE

This is a version for the Belgian market. It features MY switches with white sliders, and dye-sublimated PBT keycaps with hard-molded stabilizers. The layout is ISO AZERTY with Windows and Menu keys and standard font.

Cherry G81-3430 HKNDE

NCR/Cherry G81-3077

Industrial grey top and white bottom case with an NCR logo

Schneider G81-3026 HAD

A model manufactured for Schneider with Black (vintage) MY switches and Cherry doubleshot keycaps.

Fan editions

The german Cherry distributor keybo.de produced some fan editions of the G81-3000 with white on black doubleshot keycaps. The bottom row keycaps (control,alt,windows) are pad printed and have a off-center mount.

Known variants are[2]:

  • Michael Schumacher
  • HSV Hamburg
  • 1. FC Nürnberg
  • BVB Dortmund
  • Herzblatt (German TV-Show)
  • Hertha BSC Berlin[3]

Other variations

Model number Branding Colour scheme Other features Codes known to exist
G81-3001[4] SAD
G81-3002[5] Dell Beige case HAD
G81-3004[6] Peacock HAD[7], LANCH[8]
G81-3006 unbranded[9] SCF[10], HCF[9], HCU
G81-3007[11][12] NCR Grey top (colour intermediate between G81-3077 and standard Cherry hellgrau) HAU[11], SAU[13]
G81-3009[14] ACS Data Systems / ASEM SAD, SBD
G81-3015 AEG-Olympia[15] Caps unusual colour[15] Unusual profiles on bottom row HAR
G81-3020[16] Soft-Tronik Beige Bi-colour Cyrillic dyesubs SAV
G81-3054[17] Hellgrau Doubleshot dual-legend caps (both legends doubleshot) HAQ
G81-3061[18] Goupil Dark grey case (available in prism style) SBF[19], SAG
G81-3066[20] Unbranded Beige Prism-style case available SCU
G81-3079[7] SAD
G81-3081 Highscreen SAD[21], SAF[22], SAU[23], HAD[24], HBD[25]
G81-3087[26] unbranded HAD
G81-3090[27] Schneider Extended case with plastic window to hold function key indicators HFD[27], HAF[28]
G81-3091[29] Computer Compass Extended case as 3090 SAD
G81-3099[30] Terra SAD
G81-3209[31] Bi-colour Cyrillic legends[32] SAR
G81-3219[33] Dark grey case Function key sticker
G81-3221[34][35] Schneider HAX, HAU
G81-3224[29] Lion SAD
G81-3246[36] Tulip Multi-coloured printed legends[37] HAF[36][37], HPNFR[38]
G81-3299[37] Multi-coloured printed legends HAF
G81-3410[39] Peacock Grey LPNDE
G81-3451 to 3455 Decorated cases HQNRG (3451 to 3453)
G81-3457[38] HUNDE
G81-3466[40] Silver case, black caps LPNRG
G81-3468[41][42] Vig-Keys XX layout: black case, black caps, white legends Large legends deeply engraved into blank doubleshot caps HUNXX, HUNXY
G81-3477[40] Silver case, black caps LRNxx
G81-3480[43] Cherry 39 relegendable keys (probably reprogrammable) LUNUS

Potential controller bug

G81-3000 has been found to be susceptible to the same potential controller bug as found in the G80-3000, where Linux and macOS misinterpret the USB HIB report issued when keystroke blocking occurs.

See also

References

  1. Google Books — PC Magazine, February 25, 1992 (The Write Stuff, pp. 303–329)
  2. Forum thread about the fan editions
  3. Forum thread about the Hertha BSC fan edition
  4. https://deskthority.net/post99119.html#p99119
  5. https://deskthority.net/post371569.html#p371569
  6. https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/g81-3004-had-10-t1591.html
  7. 7.0 7.1 http://stephan.win31.de/keyb.htm
  8. https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/cherry-g81-off-center-keys-from-peacock-g81-3004lanbe-t7618.html
  9. 9.0 9.1 http://staging.deskthority.org/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=3800
  10. https://deskthority.net/trouvailles-f27/g81-3006scf-a-5-t8847.html
  11. 11.0 11.1 https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/ncr-cherry-g81-3007hau-t14505.html
  12. http://park10.wakwak.com/~jpspace/key/kaitai_g81.html
  13. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=67159.0
  14. http://imgur.com/gallery/F442n
  15. 15.0 15.1 https://deskthority.net/post267973.html#p267973
  16. https://deskthority.net/post356335.html#p356335
  17. https://deskthority.net/post225131.html#p225131
  18. https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/g81-3061-sag-goupil-nib-t12634.html
  19. https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/g81-3061-sbf-goupil-t12154.html
  20. https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/cherry-g80-1000had-t7709-30.html#p155809
  21. https://deskthority.net/post333403.html#p333403
  22. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=73704.0
  23. https://deskthority.net/post304938.html#p304938
  24. https://deskthority.net/post310134.html#p310134
  25. https://deskthority.net/post314820.html#p314820
  26. http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-AT-PC-DIN-5-KEYBOARD-CHERRY-G81-3087HAD-01-XT-GERMAN-QWERTZ-/322056126349
  27. 27.0 27.1 https://deskthority.net/photos-f62/g81-3090hfd-a-k-a-schneider-mf2-t3857.html
  28. https://deskthority.net/post120407.html#p120407
  29. 29.0 29.1 https://deskthority.net/f-o-r-s-a-l-e-f58/sad-sad-and-sad-t15342.html
  30. https://deskthority.net/post334573.html#p334573
  31. https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=33130.21850
  32. https://deskthority.net/post29393.html#p29393
  33. https://deskthority.net/post295777.html#p295777
  34. https://deskthority.net/w-a-n-t-t-o-b-u-y-f59/schneider-by-cherry-nib-3221-case-t15504.html
  35. https://deskthority.net/group-buys-f50/g81-3221-hax-t7070.html
  36. 36.0 36.1 https://deskthority.net/keyboards-f2/tulip-branded-g81-3246haf-strange-azerty-t10168.html
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=73704.0
  38. 38.0 38.1 Cherry notice of end of doubleshot production
  39. https://deskthority.net/post310134.html#p310134
  40. 40.0 40.1 Farnell catalogue (to be uploaded)
  41. http://imgur.com/a/RU8lE
  42. http://imgur.com/a/iucpz
  43. http://www.ebay.es/itm/Cherry-G81-3000-G81-3480LUNUS-2-classic-104Keys-USB-Black-FTSC-Tech-/350547966529