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Hi, i just registered, because I saw this thread about mechanical keyboards.
I am from Germany. Sorry for my bad English.

I have googled about a vintage Cherry Keyboard. I didn't found a lot information about
my keyboard, that i have picked up at my school for free.

It's a Cherry keyboard from 1984.

What do you guys think? Is it rare and something special? Typing on it makes a lot fun!





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Originally Posted by Daniel1987 View Post

Hi, i just registered, because I saw this thread about mechanical keyboards.
I am from Germany. Sorry for my bad English.

I have googled about a vintage Cherry Keyboard. I didn't found a lot information about
my keyboard, that i have picked up at my school for free.

It's a Cherry keyboard from 1984.

What do you guys think? Is it rare and something special? Typing on it makes a lot fun!
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What switches does it use?
____________________________________________________
Lets look at my year, this year was the year I got my first mechanical keyboard, a razer black widow in january, I held on to it and didn't buy a single keyboard related item until august ~25th and then I completely lost it. Since then I got this (Some of these I don't own anymore though)

This is going to be painful tbh(~4 months of keyboard stuff):

Keyboards-

-Quickfire Rapid
-Quickfire Rapid
-IBM Model M
-IBM "Kishsaver"
-Filco Majestouch 2 TKL Ninja
-KBC Poker 2
-Sprits 60% "face W" PCB

Keycaps-

-Blank Black Keycap set from WASDKeyboards
-Blank Dark Grey Keycap set from WASDKeyboards
-Zoidberg and Charmander IMSTO Dyesub Keycaps
-3 Zoidberg of Disapproval Keycaps
-Blue Geekhack Keycap
-Classic Beige Thick ABS DS Keycaps

Cases-
-2 Replacement tops for QFRs
-Vortex Aluminum Case
-FMJ Design #2 Aluminum 60% case

Misc-

-Soldering station with solder and desoldering pump
-Plenty of paint for QFR Tops
-Blank White PBT Keycaps
-80g springs
-gold 120g springs, gold 68g springs
-67g limited springs
-Transparent Switch Tops
-Black Switch Stickers
-Lime Green Switch Stickers
-Thick Switch Lube
-100 Cherry MX Clear Switches
 
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That's a Cherry G80-1000. You can read more here: http://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_G80-1000

It's an MX keyboard with some pretty decent keycaps, that's a pretty nice keyboard. It's not extremely rare but it definitely still has value today.
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

That's a Cherry G80-1000. You can read more here: http://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_G80-1000

It's an MX keyboard with some pretty decent keycaps, that's a pretty nice keyboard. It's not extremely rare but it definitely still has value today.

Alright! Thanks.
What do you think I could get for it? How much Dollars or Euros? Mine is from 1984. On the link you posted they say, that the production years are 1987-2001.
Maybe a bit rare?


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Originally Posted by azianai View Post

since we've moved onto like mics, i use a simple G930 headset for chatting.
Should i get one of those foam insert things for the mic? Will that cut down on the ambient noise? lol

As Jixr said, a pop filter will not help block outside noises.

What a pop filter is designed to do is stop puffs of air--usually from sibilant / plosives when speaking or singing, or wind when outside--from creating pops and cracks on the mic.
That's about it tongue.gif

I use a pop filter with my mic, and it does help majorly with plosives though.
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What switches does it use?
____________________________________________________
Lets look at my year, this year was the year I got my first mechanical keyboard, a razer black widow in january, I held on to it and didn't buy a single keyboard related item until august ~25th and then I completely lost it. Since then I got this (Some of these I don't own anymore though)

This is going to be painful tbh(~4 months of keyboard stuff):

Keyboards-

-Quickfire Rapid
-Quickfire Rapid
-IBM Model M
-IBM "Kishsaver"
-Filco Majestouch 2 TKL Ninja
-KBC Poker 2
-Sprits 60% "face W" PCB

Keycaps-

-Blank Black Keycap set from WASDKeyboards
-Blank Dark Grey Keycap set from WASDKeyboards
-Zoidberg and Charmander IMSTO Dyesub Keycaps
-3 Zoidberg of Disapproval Keycaps
-Blue Geekhack Keycap
-Classic Beige Thick ABS DS Keycaps

Cases-
-2 Replacement tops for QFRs
-Vortex Aluminum Case
-FMJ Design #2 Aluminum 60% case

Misc-

-Soldering station with solder and desoldering pump
-Plenty of paint for QFR Tops
-Blank White PBT Keycaps
-80g springs
-gold 120g springs, gold 68g springs
-67g limited springs
-Transparent Switch Tops
-Black Switch Stickers
-Lime Green Switch Stickers
-Thick Switch Lube
-100 Cherry MX Clear Switches

So like...10 or 12 bucks?

Also, you really dive headfirst into something when you like it huh!
Dang. I thought you just got in mechanicals this year, but you went full hog.
post #19546 of 36877
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I use a pop filter with my mic, and it does help majorly with plosives though.
So like...10 or 12 bucks?

Also, you really dive headfirst into something when you like it huh!
Dang. I thought you just got in mechanicals this year, but you went full hog.
Maybe ~$20 if I went to the pawn stars.
 
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Your English is better than a lot of people. It doesn't have too much value outside of the historical significance I wouldn't think. Blues are among the most common switch types today, and my full 104-key ANSI keyboard cost $70. I recommend you clean it up some and keep it, or sell it and get a more traditional layout, assuming QWERTZ keyboards aren't common in Germany. It's a nice relic and it's still just as good as when it was manufactured.

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Also, you really dive headfirst into something when you like it huh!
Dang. I thought you just got in mechanicals this year, but you went full hog.

I got into computer stuff within the past 400 days when I did a RAM upgrade on my laptop. I have:

-Made my rig
-Got a mech keyboard (well, two, but one was a gift)
-Upgraded my laptop's CPU
-Purchased three SSDs (since June, I might add)
-Purchased two HDDs (I posses more SSDs than HDDs, what of it?)
-Got a floppy drive setup (I blame ASRock - they gave a port that needed to be filled)
-Crossfired (it seemed like fun)

Cost? I'd prefer not to think about it, but ~$1400 seems right. And now I want a single Black switch to mutilate for its spring or Green switch. I need a soldering pump and third hand too. I've been messing with some Lego electronics too and what I have now is not cutting it.
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Yes, I will keep it and use it as my main keyboard. At the moment I am typing on it. Its a good feeling! =)
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The last one that sold on ebay was from bulgaria and sold for 50 dollars(it had 40 dollar shipping though, so 90 combined). It had MX Blacks.
 
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Maybe ~$20 if I went to the pawn stars.
nah, he needs to make money.
He'd have to send the keyboard out to imav to cleanup, relube, restore.

Rick'll give you $5.00 for it.
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