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This whole system is being sold locally (way overpriced for its age). When I saw the keyboard and 3 button mouse I thought, "Maybe this is a mechanical keyboard". The seller has no specs listed other then the computer is "great north".

Anyone know anything about great north or can anyone tell by just looking if there is a good chance this is a mechanical? If I set up a viewing to go look, what are some ways I might be able to tell the keyboard is mechanical?

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That looks like an IBM Model M!
Can you get some pictures of the back?
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That is absolutely a Model M. Wonder how old...
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So I should be trying to get this right?
Definitely, that's one of the best mechs you can get.
I love mine.
post #6 of 35
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Whats the going price on an M (before I start randomly looking on ebay)? I'd like to know to judge how low I should go when trying to buy. I doubt the seller will part with just the keyboard.

I can try to get pics of the bottom if I'm lucky enough to buy it :-)
    
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post #7 of 35
well if you can actually go take a look at the keyboard, play with the keys and if they make a clicking noise it is probably Cherry MX Blues. Go a step further and lift up the keycap, and if it looks like this: http://www.incorporeal.org/incorpors...errybluemx.png then its a Cherry MX Blue, but there are other mech keyboards like alps that look like this: http://t.oomuch.info/src/1256817436769.jpg

those keyboards go for around 40-100+ depending on condition, but most likely id say around 75-80 for good condition
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post #8 of 35
I got my Model M for $5 so perhaps my experience was unusual.
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I don't think its a model m. Looks more like chicony mabey a NMB or something to me.

Clicky could be anything though ALPS, copies of any switch, NMB, BS, MX blue etc..

If it is close to you and cheap get it though! Its probably a mechanical.
Edited by magna224 - 6/19/11 at 6:26pm
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I got my Model M for $5 so perhaps my experience was unusual.
They seem to go for a little more then that on e-bay. My area is pretty rural though so I doubt I'd have any luck finding one that cheap at a garage sale or something.
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If it is close to you and cheap get it though! Its probably a mechanical.
Any help is welcome help

Maybe I can convince the seller to sell me just the keyboard if I'm lucky. His system looks really old and he's looking for just under $100. I'm looking forward to see it boot up. Looks like it might be running windows 3.1 lol.
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