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Offline bryanbutnob

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Replacement Keycap Options for Model F XT
« on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 17:08:00 »
New here. Let me know if I'm doing anything wrong.

I recently picked up an IBM 5150 locally. The Model F it came with is missing quite a few buttons. I know you can use Unicomp's buckling spring replacement buttons for this board, but are there any replacement options for the Model F specific buttons like Caps Lock, 0/Insert, ./Delete, +, Scroll Lock, etc.? I tried to message some folks on Ebay who were selling some replacement caps, but they either didn't respond or didn't have the ones I need.

Offline funkmon

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Re: Replacement Keycap Options for Model F XT
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 18 March 2021, 21:44:56 »
That's one where you will need to contact Unicomp with the board and serial number. They might have a few spares lying around. Other than that, basically no since they're totally nonstandard. It's one of the appeals of the AT.

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Re: Replacement Keycap Options for Model F XT
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 19 March 2021, 03:52:04 »
if they are rather standard size unicomp has been known to be able print custom legends on caps although i do not know the price it would cost, or if they still do it, only they can tell you.
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