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If you can get the seller to take a keycap off and take a picture and show it to us we could let you know what switch it is. It reminds me of the chicony keyboard though. Which could mean monterey switches which I hear feel amazing. If he wont take a cap off get him to give you the model # on the back.
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If you can get the seller to take a keycap off and take a picture and show it to us we could let you know what switch it is. It reminds me of the chicony keyboard though. Which could mean monterey switches which I hear feel amazing. If he wont take a cap off get him to give you the model # on the back.
I'd rather not let on that the keyboard might be worth something. The seller is already selling everything very overpriced. I think the only way I might get the keyboard for cheap is if I go there and say my keyboard just broke and ask if he'd sell me his to save me a trip to the local computer shop. I mean, almost $100 for his system is like paying $50 for a chocolate bar.
    
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post #13 of 35
Well it looks like a Chicony to me but without any more information I cant be sure. I would really try to get him to sell you just the keyboard and if he says no offer him some cheap rubber dome keyboard as a replacement as well as a little cash. Even if it is a Chicony it could have fake cherry switches though which aren't desireable.
Edited by magna224 - 6/19/11 at 6:44pm
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I would really try to get him to sell you just the keyboard and if he says no offer him some cheap rubber dome keyboard as a replacement as well as a little cash.
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post #15 of 35
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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
what the hell are you talking about

model m's if i recall correctly come with buckling springs there are no cherry or alps model m's unless someone made one
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post #16 of 35
Model M's are worth that much???

My dad had one from way back. My dad and I thought it was a crappy keyboard and at the time we had no idea what a mechanical keyboard was, so we threw it out.
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Model M's are worth that much???

My dad had one from way back. My dad and I thought it was a crappy keyboard and at the time we had no idea what a mechanical keyboard was, so we threw it out.
Don't feel bad. Mechanical keyboards were all over large companies, schools, universities (and so on) and most were thrown out before their value was realized.
    
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post #18 of 35
It is definitely worth it to check it out but just be aware that it could be a rubber dome or a bad copy of another switch. So don't go too far out of your way. You can find them on ebay for $30-50 or so. It probably wouldn't be worth it to buy the whole setup unless you have a use for the rest of the items.
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post #19 of 35
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That is absolutely a Model M. Wonder how old...
thats absolutely a chicony 5981.

how do i know this.


i have that exact keyboard
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post #20 of 35
It looks like a Chicony alright. It's hard to say for certain what sort of switches it has, they made a lot of similar looking keyboards with different switches such as Montereys, Alps, Cherries, Fake Cherries, Fake Alps etc.

I love how when someone makes a thread on OCN asking for help identifying an old keyboard, there will _always_ be at least one person who will identify it as a Model M, no matter how obviously not a Model M it is.
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