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So I went to my local thrift store and found these.....are they mechs?

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Like the title says

Was searching for an IBM Model M keyboard around my area...was curious if they are any good, but no luck. Didn't find anything except these which idk anything about, but they are alot heavier than the regular membrane keyboards although i think not as heavy as my 6Gv2.

Are these mechs?
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If they are mechanical they should feel different to type on, take one of the key caps off and see if there is a switch underneth it or just a round rubber dome.
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If they are mechanical they should feel different to type on, take one of the key caps off and see if there is a switch underneth it or just a round rubber dome.
heheh thats exactly what i was doing, but the damn thing wont budge and afraid i might break it and owner asking what the fudge are you doing. lol. was searching online but doesnt say if its rubber membrane or mech.

edit: i mean they are cheap and all, but i just didnt wanna leave the impression that i was doing something bad with their products.

i was trying to feel them too, but i guess i got used to my linear 6Gv2 that i cant tell if its rubber or mech.
Edited by YanYan001 - 8/19/11 at 4:24pm
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you should be able to tell mech from dome just by typing on it.?
     
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you should be able to tell mech from dome just by typing on it.?
thats the thing though...i really cant since i got used to my 6Gv2 linear black switch.
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post #6 of 18
Pop off a key cap.

Edit: Sry, I just noticed you had already tried. :/
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post #7 of 18
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Pop off a key cap.

Edit: Sry, I just noticed you had already tried. :/
its okay i was gonna ask you to read the above post .
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post #8 of 18
The second is a dome (looks like an Apple Design Keyboard).
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If it doesn't click or ping keep walking.
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post #10 of 18
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If it doesn't click or ping keep walking.
lol i think all keyboard clicks though....blues and browns etc. does not just click, but they clackity click(more pronounced clicks).

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The second is a dome (looks like an Apple Design Keyboard).
Thanks for the info, btw do you have any link to your info? But if not then it's okay.

Ya know although they were heavy, I think both are rubber domes. Because if atleast one out of a bunch is a mech, i'd feel and hear the difference, wouldn't I?

but anyhoo...I'll just keep an eye out for an IBM model M/M2 and not even bother with the other ones.
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