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Offline Rayndalf

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Trashed Wang Keyboard / Black Alps $45 shipped
« on: Sun, 10 May 2020, 23:08:33 »
Not sure if this is what passes as a deal these days, but $45 shipped for black Alps and most of the keycaps isn't the worst thing. The plate rust is worrisome though
https://www.ebay.com/itm/164193692585

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Re: Trashed Wang Keyboard / Black Alps $45 shipped
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 14:14:57 »
I would say that it does not, but maybe some of the switches are worth saving? That plate looks like it was dredged up from the bottom of the ocean or something.

I see AT101s in good shape for around that price left and right, and those should usually have black alps.

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Re: Trashed Wang Keyboard / Black Alps $45 shipped
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 11 May 2020, 20:17:16 »
I would say that it does not, but maybe some of the switches are worth saving? That plate looks like it was dredged up from the bottom of the ocean or something.

I see AT101s in good shape for around that price left and right, and those should usually have black alps.

I completely forgot about the humble AT101. The Wang keycaps are a little nicer, but this one is missing so many keys it could barely cover an HHKB bottom row

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Re: Trashed Wang Keyboard / Black Alps $45 shipped
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 15 May 2020, 16:15:41 »
I bought this for $37 shipped and I quite am satisfied with it. A shame that it is missing both Controls and F9 and F11, but that thick dye-sub PBT Alps cap set, especially with the blue sub-legends on the numpad, is very nice and hard to come by.

If I could find the pinout I might even try to make it run, I have plenty of good black Alps switches and rust on the plate is really irrelevant.

But the cap set alone is well worth it.
“At the age of 35, after 6 years as a renunciant, he sat under a tree in Bodhgaya in North India and vowed not to get up until he had found the secret of our everlasting wandering from rebirth to rebirth. Sensing trouble, Mara, the demon of sense pleasures, sent a series of distractions his way, but the Buddha-to-be would not be stirred by such trivialities.
After 49 days, awakening came upon him. In one of the great moments in world history, he saw that all things are impermanent and ever changing. He saw how we suffer because we wish the world were otherwise. And through these insights he saw his suffering itself wander away. From that point forward he was the Buddha, which, like the term “Christ” is a title rather than a proper name.
For the next 45 years, the Buddha wandered the Indian subcontinent, turning the wheel of dharma and gathering monks and nuns into a crew of wandering beggars. Together they bore witness to what has been described as “History’s Most Dangerous Idea” – that  human beings can solve human problems on our own, without recourse to God or divine revelation.”
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Re: Trashed Wang Keyboard / Black Alps $45 shipped
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 18 May 2020, 11:38:31 »
I bought this for $37 shipped and I quite am satisfied with it. A shame that it is missing both Controls and F9 and F11, but that thick dye-sub PBT Alps cap set, especially with the blue sub-legends on the numpad, is very nice and hard to come by.

If I could find the pinout I might even try to make it run, I have plenty of good black Alps switches and rust on the plate is really irrelevant.

But the cap set alone is well worth it.

Good point. I don't even really think about caps myself.