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Anyway il get myself a Model M off ebay.


What year did they start using rubber domes, I wouldn't want to get one of those.

Also I have a PS/2 port on my mobo but I was thinking of going really old school with an AT port IBM Model M, if I get a AT to PS/2 adapter will these have any problem/neglect performance?
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Anyway il get myself a Model M off ebay.


What year did they start using rubber domes, I wouldn't want to get one of those.

Also I have a PS/2 port on my mobo but I was thinking of going really old school with an AT port IBM Model M, if I get a AT to PS/2 adapter will these have any problem/neglect performance?
No, if I remember correctly, the PS/2 connector is electrically compatible with the AT connector, so its just like an extender.
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What year did they start using rubber domes, I wouldn't want to get one of those.
It's not that they switched over to rubber domes, it's just that they made certain models with rubber domes in addition to the buckling spring ones. Just you make sure that you are getting a 1391401 model one and you'll be fine. It is considered that ones made before 1992 are the best, you can spot these ones as the IBM logo lettering is black as opposed to blue.

I recognise some people on this thread from Geekhack (particularily Laurie and Manyak). Good to see you folks spreading the good word and fighting the good fight
Edited by ch_123 - 6/20/09 at 3:02pm
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Bump and a rep+ for the OP. I <3 clicking keyboards.



My preference is for the Model M. No substitutes. Gonna grab one soon before my Logitech dome-type dies. I've already spilled coke in the numpad, so it's gonna go soon enough.

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No, if I remember correctly, the PS/2 connector is electrically compatible with the AT connector, so its just like an extender.


Somewhere in my house I have an adaptor that takes AT and makes it PS/2. Bloody thing weighs a ton too.
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I found 5 brand new dell at102W (BEIGE) going for £5 each, I'm just checking with you guys to see if this is a good deal. uk layout too btw, I've heard thats hard to get. I game but I might just sell them on.
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I found a keyboard that claims to have the "alternate" action switches:

http://cgi.ebay.com/I-ROCKS-KR-6230-...3%3A1|294%3A50

Anyone know anything about it?
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I found 5 brand new dell at102W (BEIGE) going for £5 each, I'm just checking with you guys to see if this is a good deal. uk layout too btw, I've heard thats hard to get. I game but I might just sell them on.
That's a great deal, I got mine refurbished for $12. And you shouldn't have any trouble gaming on them either, so try it out

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I found a keyboard that claims to have the "alternate" action switches:

http://cgi.ebay.com/I-ROCKS-KR-6230-...3%3A1|294%3A50

Anyone know anything about it?
Yup, the manufacturer actually asked me to write a review on it . http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?t=6364

I just added it to the list of keyboards in the OP about an hour ago as well.
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Ok just picked up the dell at102w before and work and currently using at work . It feels so light to type with. I'm guessing the switches are black alps? There are another 3 or 4 lying around at the place I bought them and I might just pick them all up. They were apprently taken out of plastics sleeves and are brand new, not a scratch, it is unused. I'll post some photos of it when I get home and get the rest tommorow.
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Ok just picked up the dell at102w before and work and currently using at work . It feels so light to type with. I'm guessing the switches are black alps? There are another 3 or 4 lying around at the place I bought them and I might just pick them all up. They were apprently taken out of plastics sleeves and are brand new, not a scratch, it is unused. I'll post some photos of it when I get home and get the rest tommorow.
Yup, it's got original black alps.

But hey instead of picking up more of them why not try out different switches as well? You can start on your journey of finding the perfect switch type for yourself
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Yup, it's got original black alps.

But hey instead of picking up more of them why not try out different switches as well? You can start on your journey of finding the perfect switch type for yourself
One for the old man, and another for maybe a paint job . +£5 each aint bad, I'd realy like a mx black tbh it sounds right up my alley. I'll save a bit before going for a 7g.
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