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Offline Belfong

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #350 on: Thu, 18 June 2015, 08:43:14 »
I am overly paranoid. I have this fear that these dyesub legends will fade away... lol ... It's like I am afraid to use the SSK :P

I need to rotate it out. Help me!
 

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #351 on: Thu, 18 June 2015, 08:57:53 »
@Belfong best to box it up and make sure it is securely locked away in a safe ;-)

My SSK is my daily user and my only one. I'm selling up and becoming a four board household.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #352 on: Thu, 18 June 2015, 13:33:04 »
I am overly paranoid. I have this fear that these dyesub legends will fade away... lol ... It's like I am afraid to use the SSK :P

I need to rotate it out. Help me!

They have lasted this long, I'm sure they will be ok :).  have a few keys that are pretty smooth, while the rest are pretty textured but that is not a big deal to me.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #353 on: Thu, 18 June 2015, 13:48:52 »
I am overly paranoid. I have this fear that these dyesub legends will fade away... lol ... It's like I am afraid to use the SSK :P

I need to rotate it out. Help me!

Just use it!  Isn't that what you bought it for in the first place?
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #354 on: Thu, 18 June 2015, 18:08:56 »

I am overly paranoid. I have this fear that these dyesub legends will fade away... lol ... It's like I am afraid to use the SSK :P

I need to rotate it out. Help me!

They have lasted this long, I'm sure they will be ok :).  have a few keys that are pretty smooth, while the rest are pretty textured but that is not a big deal to me.

Truth bro! Good one :)

I am overly paranoid. I have this fear that these dyesub legends will fade away... lol ... It's like I am afraid to use the SSK :P

I need to rotate it out. Help me!

Just use it!  Isn't that what you bought it for in the first place?

Well, I do have other keyboards too and I should use it, ha ha!

But yeah, something's wrong in my head.
 

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #355 on: Thu, 18 June 2015, 21:07:36 »
I am overly paranoid. I have this fear that these dyesub legends will fade away... lol ... It's like I am afraid to use the SSK :P

I need to rotate it out. Help me!

Just use it!  Isn't that what you bought it for in the first place?

I admit I bought mine just to have it. And to have fun restoring/screw modding it. Also, to use it, of course.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #356 on: Fri, 03 July 2015, 09:20:35 »
My only two buckling spring artisans:
 

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #357 on: Fri, 03 July 2015, 09:37:36 »
My only two buckling spring artisans:
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I like the checkkey because it goes with just about anything and is shaped like a keycap. I actually used it instead of putting it on a key I don't use much. Looks nice Belfong 8)
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #358 on: Fri, 03 July 2015, 09:53:27 »
yeah, I like how it feels to the finger. I use Esc a lot so it fits right at home there :)
 

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #359 on: Sat, 01 August 2015, 17:01:01 »
Got this bby, so fresh so clean. A couple worn away legends.


« Last Edit: Mon, 26 October 2015, 19:42:28 by fknraiden »

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #360 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 01:32:41 »
Got this bby, so fresh so clean. A couple worn away legends.
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That's not bad for a 28 year old keyboard that might have had an interesting life!

Congratulations on your acquisition :)
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #361 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 01:44:03 »
yeah! its older than I am! one of the conditions for my ssk purchase =P
i love that it has all one piece caps and the label isn't stained.

thanks! it'll stay with me for another 28 years =P

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #362 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 02:40:27 »


yeah! its older than I am! one of the conditions for my ssk purchase =P
i love that it has all one piece caps and the label isn't stained
What's so special about those caps?

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #363 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 02:43:28 »


yeah! its older than I am! one of the conditions for my ssk purchase =P
i love that it has all one piece caps and the label isn't stained
What's so special about those caps?

Once piece caps just feel so much better and are all around nicer.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #364 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 06:58:01 »
Once piece caps just feel so much better and are all around nicer.

I have boards with both.  The two-piece are slightly weightier and feel like they transmit less of the click back through the key (and your finger).  If I compare them side by side I prefer the two piece.

In a blind test I don't think the average user can tell the difference.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #365 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 17:12:41 »
Once piece caps just feel so much better and are all around nicer.

I have boards with both.  The two-piece are slightly weightier and feel like they transmit less of the click back through the key (and your finger).  If I compare them side by side I prefer the two piece.

In a blind test I don't think the average user can tell the difference.



Yeah, if anything they are harder to clean. But you are less likely to lose a cap in travel.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #366 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 20:08:21 »
I've thought about hot-gluing the 2-piece caps together to see if they get more of a 1-piece feel. I have a bunch of spares, I just haven't tried it yet...

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #367 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 21:43:04 »
I've thought about hot-gluing the 2-piece caps together to see if they get more of a 1-piece feel. I have a bunch of spares, I just haven't tried it yet...

I guess you could, but that defeats the purpose of the 2-piece caps.  I really honestly can't tell a difference between them.
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #368 on: Sun, 02 August 2015, 22:41:31 »
I've thought about hot-gluing the 2-piece caps together to see if they get more of a 1-piece feel. I have a bunch of spares, I just haven't tried it yet...

I guess you could, but that defeats the purpose of the 2-piece caps.  I really honestly can't tell a difference between them.

I never understood the purpose anyway. The plate is curved, not the caps, so it's not like a profile thing. And both parts pop out easily, so it's not really any easier to change layouts.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #370 on: Mon, 03 August 2015, 20:38:25 »
Got this bby, so fresh so clean. A couple worn away legends.

What worn away legends are there? They all look intact to me.

The corner of m and some of the numpad printing

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #371 on: Wed, 26 August 2015, 23:19:20 »
Just Curious, I am trying to contact Maxx at phosphorglow.net to try to get my SSK fixed, but he has not responded to me yet
I sent him an email last week

Anyone know any other guys who can fix ssk?

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #372 on: Thu, 27 August 2015, 00:14:35 »
Just Curious, I am trying to contact Maxx at phosphorglow.net to try to get my SSK fixed, but he has not responded to me yet
I sent him an email last week

Anyone know any other guys who can fix ssk?

I can depending. Shoot me a pm. I do recommend Maxx. I'm sure he will reply shortly. I'm also waiting back on an email.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #373 on: Thu, 08 October 2015, 05:06:37 »

I can finally be part of the club.











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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #374 on: Thu, 08 October 2015, 05:15:22 »

I can finally be part of the club.


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lookin good!
nice bro

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #375 on: Thu, 08 October 2015, 05:41:26 »
ah, always good to see that awesome club back on page 1.

very nice board azhdar!

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #376 on: Thu, 08 October 2015, 05:51:32 »

I can finally be part of the club.


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Beautiful board! Welcome to the club.  ;D

Phosphorglow does awesome work, doesn't he?  :thumb:

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« Reply #377 on: Thu, 08 October 2015, 05:58:36 »

I can finally be part of the club.


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Beautiful board! Welcome to the club.  ;D

Phosphorglow does awesome work, doesn't he?  :thumb:

Considering how it looked before hand :



Yeah a fantastic job. And yes the pressed down keys where stuck.
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« Reply #378 on: Thu, 08 October 2015, 07:24:23 »

I can finally be part of the club.


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Beautiful board! Welcome to the club.  ;D

Phosphorglow does awesome work, doesn't he?  :thumb:

Considering how it looked before hand :

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Yeah a fantastic job. And yes the pressed down keys where stuck.

Yeah, mine was trashed too, before I sent it off to him. Broken spacebar stab, missing stabs and the ones that were there were stuck. Also absolutely filthy and every key had a gross scratchy feeling, a lot of the springs were kinda rusty.  :))

Better than new after I sent it to him! He's a wizard. I recommend him whenever I can. :thumb:





Did you get him to do the replacement controller and LEDs as well?

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #379 on: Thu, 08 October 2015, 07:31:43 »
Yeah the TMK powered USB controller, so good I'll finally get to play with TMK.

And led only on the ESC position, maybe I should have took a caps lock one too...
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #380 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 15:57:06 »





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« Reply #381 on: Thu, 05 November 2015, 20:01:47 »
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Nice :)

It's the little things that really make the keyboard - red Esc, APL keytcaps, LEDs behind the scroll lock cluster ...
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #382 on: Tue, 15 December 2015, 20:33:10 »
I didn't know this thread existed!  I joined the club a few months back when I scored this one NIB locally for only $20.  :eek: :thumb:






It's a 1397680 born on 3-10-1993 very similar to the one here.  I even have that same box, but the serial number on the box is one digit off from the keyboard:
http://www.clickykeyboards.com/index.cfm/fa/items.main/parentcat/9242/subcatid/0/id/175803

My sdl cable is a bit unique as I've never seen one like it before and it's almost white.  But it's either the original or was put with the keyboard, many, many years ago because the foam has indentations from the cable and the cable hasn't moved. 

The pics are from when the seller sent me what he had.  You should have seen my jaw drop when I saw what he was wanting to get rid of.  Story behind it is that he helped a friend clean out a storage unit and the friend let him keep it for the help.  He didn't even know what it really was, just wanted to make some space in his place.  There's two rivet heads that fell out, but no biggie.  You wouldn't know they were missing by typing on it.  :thumb:

One question though.  I've noticed that some models have a scroll lock button that has no legend for num lock and others do.  Are there different part numbers for the space savers that have these subtle differences?  Is there a list somewhere of all the space saver model numbers?  I checked the model M wikipedia table and it didn't seem to differentiate.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #383 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 03:38:36 »
$20?

I hate you :p

Mind you, I can't complain, what with having two of them :))

Just cost me a bit more, that's all.
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #384 on: Wed, 16 December 2015, 05:28:02 »
$20 is a great price! I was happy to get a NIB for $150! I have not opened it yet... maybe never will!
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #385 on: Thu, 17 December 2015, 23:46:29 »
I didn't know this thread existed!  I joined the club a few months back when I scored this one NIB locally for only $20.  :eek: :thumb:

What a grab! NIB too that's a ridiculous deal  :thumb:



Got some black blank caps from Unicomp and finally got a SSK to use them with.






They didn't have a blank black right shift though.... I thought I could just deal with a gray one but man is it bugging me  :'(
If someone has a blank black right shift to sell, you would be my hero!

I want to get the case black as well but I'm not very confident in my painting skills. Might have to practice on some of my regular Model Ms
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #386 on: Fri, 18 December 2015, 00:00:02 »
I didn't know this thread existed!  I joined the club a few months back when I scored this one NIB locally for only $20.  :eek: :thumb:

Whoa, that's awesome!

What a grab! NIB too that's a ridiculous deal  :thumb:



Got some black blank caps from Unicomp and finally got a SSK to use them with.

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They didn't have a blank black right shift though.... I thought I could just deal with a gray one but man is it bugging me  :'(
If someone has a blank black right shift to sell, you would be my hero!

I want to get the case black as well but I'm not very confident in my painting skills. Might have to practice on some of my regular Model Ms

Looks pretty good. I may need to try that. I have a set of the grey blanks that I need to post in this thread...
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #387 on: Fri, 18 December 2015, 07:45:52 »
They didn't have a blank black right shift though.... I thought I could just deal with a gray one but man is it bugging me  :'(
If someone has a blank black right shift to sell, you would be my hero!

Get black fabric dye and do it yourself.   Very easy.

Looks good.  Painting isn't difficult either, just have to prep right, but I personally would not modify an SSK in a way that couldn't be easily reversed.
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #388 on: Fri, 18 December 2015, 12:55:43 »
They didn't have a blank black right shift though.... I thought I could just deal with a gray one but man is it bugging me  :'(
If someone has a blank black right shift to sell, you would be my hero!

Get black fabric dye and do it yourself.   Very easy.

Looks good.  Painting isn't difficult either, just have to prep right, but I personally would not modify an SSK in a way that couldn't be easily reversed.


Ya the biggest thing stopping me from painting the case is the fact that it can't be reversed.... I might just have to save the paintjob for my next SSK  :p
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #389 on: Sat, 19 December 2015, 02:12:25 »
I'm saving space on my desk at the moment :D
"Because keyboards are accessories to PC makers, they focus on minimizing the manufacturing costs. But thatís incorrect. Itís in HHKBís slogan, but when Americaís 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: Model M space saver club
« Reply #390 on: Sat, 19 December 2015, 02:17:41 »
$20?

I hate you :p

Mind you, I can't complain, what with having two of them :))

Just cost me a bit more, that's all.
I know!  I had just started reading up on these here on GH and the unbelievable prices they go for and then--wham!  I was too shocked to even move the first time I saw the pictures.  I had to check everything twice.  I take it as a gift from the gods for all the hard work I've put in this year.  Having two must be pretty awesome.
$20 is a great price! I was happy to get a NIB for $150! I have not opened it yet... maybe never will!
Such unbelievable luck, and I'm one of the most unlucky people I've ever met.  I wouldn't open yours either, although you're missing out on the fun of using it.  I still have yet to start using mine yet.  I'm going to have to get a numpad first.
What a grab! NIB too that's a ridiculous deal  :thumb:



Got some black blank caps from Unicomp and finally got a SSK to use them with.

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They didn't have a blank black right shift though.... I thought I could just deal with a gray one but man is it bugging me  :'(
If someone has a blank black right shift to sell, you would be my hero!

I want to get the case black as well but I'm not very confident in my painting skills. Might have to practice on some of my regular Model Ms
I was so happy when I finally had it in my hands.  :thumb:  I couldn't believe it.

I'd look for an industrial case or full keyboard as those black keys would look awesome on it.  You could always spice up the black by using the colored shifts from a unicomp rgb ctrl/shift/alt set.

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #391 on: Sat, 19 December 2015, 02:17:50 »
sorry dupe post

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #392 on: Sat, 19 December 2015, 03:16:46 »
$20?

I hate you :p

Mind you, I can't complain, what with having two of them :))

Just cost me a bit more, that's all.

I know!  I had just started reading up on these here on GH and the unbelievable prices they go for and then--wham!  I was too shocked to even move the first time I saw the pictures.  I had to check everything twice.  I take it as a gift from the gods for all the hard work I've put in this year.  Having two must be pretty awesome.

My plan was to use one at work and one at home.

But then someone complained about the one at work, so I had to desist.  And I'm only allowed to use the one at home on weekends so I don't wake everyone else up early in the mornings and late at night.
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #393 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 00:11:18 »
I've woken up the wife in the last few days typing on the M early in the morning when working.  :-[

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #394 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 17:44:40 »
ssk calling in sick today.



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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #395 on: Mon, 21 December 2015, 18:37:19 »
I really want to buy one now D=

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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #396 on: Tue, 22 December 2015, 01:27:55 »
ssk calling in sick today.

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Good gawd that looks good on a SSK  :thumb:
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #397 on: Tue, 22 December 2015, 02:22:33 »
ssk calling in sick today.

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Oh my teal... that pops reallly well on the ssk  :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #398 on: Thu, 24 December 2015, 13:44:25 »
ssk calling in sick today.

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HNNG, that red eyes! ...and SSK of course, nice pictures! That cable is also laid down professionally :)
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Re: Model M space saver club
« Reply #399 on: Mon, 28 December 2015, 22:26:52 »
Can I join the club if I bought one of these?

http://www.ebay.com/ulk/itm/371425553926