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Offline borisers

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IBM Model F XT 1501100
« on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 14:49:05 »
Hi all,

I'm about to receive a new old stock 83-key IBM model F XT. I was wondering if it would need disassembly and cleaning despite having never been taken out of the box. Could there be corrosion or rotted foam inside? Of course, I will be using an XT to USB converter.

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Re: IBM Model F XT 1501100
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 13 August 2019, 18:10:03 »
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

XTs were consumer keyboards and it may have spent its entire lifetime in a safe dry place, with little deterioration to the foam. I have seen several like that.

If it works and sounds and feels right, just enjoy it.
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