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Nice.

I've never used a typewriter lol.


Cleaned my Model M today, good bit of dust underneath it. Happy that the owner didn't eat at his desk though, at least there weren't rotting pieces of chicken or something.


Is there any other way to remove the bolts that connect the two dies together than getting a dedicated tool for it?
    
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post #202 of 14565
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Nice.

I've never used a typewriter lol.


Cleaned my Model M today, good bit of dust underneath it. Happy that the owner didn't eat at his desk though, at least there weren't rotting pieces of chicken or something.


Is there any other way to remove the bolts that connect the two dies together than getting a dedicated tool for it?

Nope. It's just a simple hex screw, I think it's the same size as computer hex screws or maybe a tiny bit smaller.

Or you could cut it open with a saw
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post #203 of 14565
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Nope. It's just a simple hex screw, I think it's the same size as computer hex screws or maybe a tiny bit smaller.

Or you could cut it open with a saw

Yeah but it's like embedded 1.5" into the casing.

I don't feel like spending 5USD just so I can open a 25USD keyboard lol.
    
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just picked up an IBM Model M on fleabay....
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just picked up an IBM Model M on fleabay....
How much?

Hope you like it!
    
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Model M's are easier to come by than people think. There are several small business system new/used shops all over the country that have stacks of them. 10.00 - 20.00 each.
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Model M's are easier to come by than people think. There are several small business system new/used shops all over the country that have stacks of them. 10.00 - 20.00 each.
Yup. You can also check computer recycling centers if there are any by you, I just picked one up for free last week! It's missing a few keycaps but whatever. Free is free, heh.
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I've added a little section to the OP about certain features of keyboards, and some myths that are nothing but market hype to get some extra cash out of gamers.

I'll add info about all (well, most of) the switch types soon
Edited by Manyak - 5/31/09 at 9:35pm
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I got the ABS M1. I love it.
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I found a Das Pro III at a MicroCenter today for 103.99, didnt buy it as I am waiting until I find a backlit cherry blue (or brown I guess) but it was a very near thing. I will only be in D.C. for a few more days and that Das might just call to me before I leave.
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