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Offline Bojan

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IBM Model M 1394312 terminal keyboard
« on: Sat, 15 October 2016, 15:39:55 »
I recently bought this nice terminal IBM Model M keyboard for $30. Photos are not very good and sharp, but I don't have a better camera (these were taken with camera on a cheap smartphone).


One keycap is missing, one key is dead. Many rivets are broken. Disassembled, vacuumed, cleaned with brush, Ajax, water and 96% alcohol.



Cool German keycap legends.





Sadly, cable is not detachable.



I was a bit confused when I saw RJ45 connector. I always tought that terminal keyboards used 5-pin DIN connectors.



Thanks to Soarer's converter by Orihalcon, keyboard now works with PCs.




This beauty (and the beast!) celebrated 25th birthday only few days ago!
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Re: IBM Model M 1394312 terminal keyboard
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 15 October 2016, 17:07:26 »
It is not likely that one key is "dead"

The key stem is probably not seated properly over the spring. Try pulling it out and re-seating it. You may try standing the keyboard up on the bottom (space bar) side, and letting the spring flop down before you replace the key stem.
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Re: IBM Model M 1394312 terminal keyboard
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 16 October 2016, 06:14:08 »
Happy typing on that beast!

When you can, do yourself a favour and give her a new lease on life: screw mod her.
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Re: IBM Model M 1394312 terminal keyboard
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 05 June 2017, 05:23:36 »
It is not likely that one key is "dead"

The key stem is probably not seated properly over the spring. Try pulling it out and re-seating it. You may try standing the keyboard up on the bottom (space bar) side, and letting the spring flop down before you replace the key stem.


OP has been MIA since last year - wonder if he got it working.

And is that a discoloured space bar?  The first one I've seen on a Model M!
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

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Re: IBM Model M 1394312 terminal keyboard
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 05 June 2017, 16:49:31 »

And is that a discoloured space bar?

Greenock plant went to ABS space bars in the mid-late-1990s. They also have a weird grounding wire to the chassis.
Citizens United violates the essence of what made America a great country in its political system. Now it’s just an oligarchy, with unlimited political bribery being the essence of getting the nominations for president or to elect the president.
So now we’ve just seen a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors, who want and expect and sometimes get favors for themselves after the election’s over.”
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Re: IBM Model M 1394312 terminal keyboard
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 22 June 2017, 22:20:13 »

And is that a discoloured space bar?

Greenock plant went to ABS space bars in the mid-late-1990s. They also have a weird grounding wire to the chassis.

Ugh, same as HHKB.  I don't mind a little yellowing of keycaps, but not uneven like that.
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But that’s incorrect. It’s in HHKB’s slogan, but when America’s cowboys were in the middle of a trip and their horse died, they would leave the horse there. But even if they were in the middle of a desert, they would take their saddle with them. The horse was a consumable good, but the saddle was an interface that their bodies had gotten used to. In the same vein, PCs are consumable goods, while keyboards are important interfaces." - Eiiti Wada

NEC APC-H4100E | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED red | Ducky DK9008 Shine MX blue LED green | Link 900243-08 | CM QFR MX black | KeyCool 87 white MX reds | HHKB 2 Pro | Model M 02-Mar-1993 | Model M 29-Nov-1995 | CM Trigger (broken) | CM QFS MX green | Ducky DK9087 Shine 3 TKL Yellow Edition MX black | Lexmark SSK 21-Apr-1994 | IBM SSK 13-Oct-1987 | CODE TKL MX clear | Model M 122 01-Jun-1988

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