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post #1 of 23
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I found something nice, for 3 dollars.

What can you tell me about this beast, before I consider purchasing it?

See attachment.
post #2 of 23
just get it its 3$
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post #3 of 23
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Okay, you've convinced me. Sent the dude a message to pick it up this weekend. I just didn't want to drive there >_>
post #4 of 23
Looks like an IBM Model M. It uses Buckling Spring switches.

EDIT: Here is a link to the Wiki.
Edited by Hysteria~ - 8/10/11 at 8:03pm
    
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post #5 of 23
That right there, is the worlds best keyboard.
post #6 of 23
Dude the Model M is a good board. take it.
 
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post #7 of 23
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I've organized the pickup. I'll have this board on Sunday afternoon, than I'll likely spend an hour or two cleaning it.
post #8 of 23
If you want to give a Model M a thorough cleaning you'll need a 5.5mm nut driver so you can take it apart and clean the internals (carefully! don't dislodge any springs or break any rivets!).
post #9 of 23
I have this exact keyboard they feel great and use buckling springs. A bit hard to press compared to browns though. They sound like type writers.

Love them for typing, but I wouldn't recommend gaming on it long term because of the weight of the key presses. Not saying you can't, but if you came from domes or browns/reds you have to get used to it.
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post #10 of 23
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I picked it up today. It's a beautiful board, well at least it will be once I clean it. I've ordered a 5.5mm nut driver online which should arrive on Monday. My friend who criticized me for driving to buy a 22 year old keyboard typed on it for a bit and was: "Okay, this is pretty awesome", and commended me on a good purchase heh.

I also plan on painting the thing black such as seen in this guide:
http://www.mikecase.net/ModelM/Black...ard-Mod-3.html
So I have a fun project for after work this week. Since it's colors are absolutely hideous.

And Champion, I actually find that it's easier to press down on than my current rubber dome's. I've never personally owned a mechanical keyboard, but rather just ooo'd and awe'd at them from a distance.

That being said, I'll post pictures and stuff of my cleaning -> dye processes. Who knows what's been growing in this keyboard that's almost as old as I am.
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