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Originally Posted by ch_123 View Post
I've seen that weird fat PS/2 plug on US ones as well, not sure exactly what the story with it is.
It's an old 5-pin DIN connector that was used on old IMB AT's. I have an old mx white board that has one, you can get an adapter to convert it to a ps/2 port.
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post #12 of 17
Nope, it's a PS/2 connector with a fat plug.



By comparison -


Edited by ch_123 - 1/20/11 at 10:23am
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Ohhh, I misunderstood
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post #14 of 17
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Does anyone here know anything about the build quality of the American-made ones vs the Mexican ones, or if there are any other differences that I'm missing? It's mostly for curiosity's sake, but I'm sure people here don't mind learning more about Model Ms.
AFAIK the Mexican ones are no different internally than any other IBM.

I'm pretty sure yours was made in Guadalajara.

This means you WILL type faster if you put on some Mariachi music while working.
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Can I ask what is so good about these old IBM keyboard?
nothing.. unless u like retro stuff
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AFAIK the Mexican ones are no different internally than any other IBM.

I'm pretty sure yours was made in Guadalajara.

This means you WILL type faster if you put on some Mariachi music while working.
Getting some Mariachi music now.......
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Not to be confused, of course, with the Maxiswitch plant. Every time I type on my M13, I hear the screams of oppressed Mexican trade unionists...

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