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Offline xJaPx

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« on: Thu, 01 December 2011, 12:23:52 »
is there any place/vendor that simply sells alps keycaps for whole boards?  i just want some plain white ones, can't seem to find ANY
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Offline dippingriz

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« Reply #1 on: Sat, 17 December 2011, 03:41:47 »
If there is, I think I remember them being fairly cost prohibitive.  ~$200 I think is what rip said one time.

Offline digitalleftovers

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« Reply #2 on: Sat, 24 December 2011, 12:39:59 »
They're just keycaps... Signature Plastics makes alps compatible stems.  The offial Geek Hack key group buys used to include alps compatible versions (at the same price) back when ALPS boards were the thing.

The issue isn't availability, its critical mass.  If you can get enough people for a group buy, then you can get whatever you want.  But, no, there aren't any existing stock pils of ALPS keys to choose from that aren't vintage (that I know of).  Good luck finding ANSI layout, too.
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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 26 December 2011, 22:03:18 »
I have an Apple Extended Keyboard II that has not been cleaned or tested.

Those keys are not bad, but you would not get the exact set that fits a standard keyboard. Make me an offer and I might harvest them and toss out the board.
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