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First off... Ganja: Sorry for inadvertently hijacking your thread. frown.gif

Second: The keyboards I have are all old Dell and Gateway OEM keyboards. Some work and some don't, one of them has been cut in half and mounted to a keyboard tray for some stupid experiment that my friend was doing. lol The Gateways are almost all the "Gateway 2000" keyboards, and the Dells are various types. There isn't a single one in the box that is not OEM.
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BRAND NEW? What year keyboard is this?!

Well, it has the 'Window Key' on it and I'm guessing (because of print on the box) it was prepped either very near or shortly after the release of Windows 98. So perhaps 97/98/99? thinking.gif

But yeah, brand-new-in-box! The place I get it from is a very unique place. If you want more info on it, PM me! I'll share my old-hardware shopping secret! tongue.gif
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You have just intrigued half the mech. keyboard community tongue.gif
And wow, great find!

Thanks E-Peen! smile.gif

And now that the second post in this thread has garnered such admiration on behalf of the mechanical keyboard community, I fully hand over this thread as a shared thread to get that box of mechanical keyboards from NeighborhoodGeek into our hands!

Come on NG! We're all willing to buy em! thumb.gif

( edit )

Haha, you totally ninja'd this post! I have no problems with the thread jacking, just see ^ biggrin.gif!
    
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First off... Ganja: Sorry for inadvertently hijacking your thread. frown.gif

Second: The keyboards I have are all old Dell and Gateway OEM keyboards. Some work and some don't, one of them has been cut in half and mounted to a keyboard tray for some stupid experiment that my friend was doing. lol The Gateways are almost all the "Gateway 2000" keyboards, and the Dells are various types. There isn't a single one in the box that is not OEM.

What kinds of switches are we talking here, Alps, Cherry MX, etc?
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post #14 of 32
Just to sharpen my knowledge, Focus is White Simple Alps right?
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post #15 of 32
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Just to sharpen my knowledge, Focus is White Simple Alps right?

I'll be honest, I'm not completely sure but from what I have read on Geekhack, I think they are simple white alps. I'll post over at Geekhack and try to get confirmation, then report back!
    
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post #16 of 32
Turns out they are White Complicated Alps.
Darn. So close.
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post #17 of 32
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Turns out they are White Complicated Alps.
Darn. So close.

Oh, please please please tell me the difference! redface.gif

Are the simple alps better?
    
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post #18 of 32
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What kinds of switches are we talking here, Alps, Cherry MX, etc?
I think they are buckling spring.
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post #19 of 32
http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=ALPS+switches
Wow, I was right in the first place!
Your board with Windows keys has Simple White Alps Type IV.
I'm not 100% sure regarding the differences between the above and Complicated Alps, sorry frown.gif
In general, no switch is "better", it's a matter of taste.
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post #20 of 32
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What kinds of switches are we talking here, Alps, Cherry MX, etc?

I have absolutely no idea... Until recently, I didn't know there was a difference. And as of now, I don't know what the difference is.
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