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Offline adz740

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G80-3000LSCGB-2 - Blank keys??
« on: Tue, 20 October 2009, 09:46:14 »
Hi Guys,

Was looking to buy one of the above keyboards at the end of the month and was wondering if it was possible to order a blank key set from Cherry at all? I read someone mention on another forum that this might be possible and wondered if you could find out for me?

Many thanks in advance,

Adam

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, 20 October 2009, 12:41:00 »
Hi Adam.

Welcome to Geekhack.
This is something a few people have asked about, and I am working on it.
The way Cherry like to do it is a bit difficult commercially and surprisingly complicated, so i'm looking to find a way to make it happen at a reasonable cost. I haven't moved it forward as much as I would have liked but hopefully I will have some more definite news soon.
Bruce.

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« Reply #2 on: Wed, 21 October 2009, 01:08:49 »
Thanks for the quick reply Bruce. I might just go ahead and purchase the keyboard now anyway and get the keys at a later date. I'm assuming if they allow you to sell the blank keyboard they'll also ship spares of the keys too at a later date?

Adam

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« Reply #3 on: Wed, 21 October 2009, 14:43:23 »
Yes, no harm in ordering the keyboard first. I'll have to do the caps as an 'extra' anyway, so it won't make any difference.

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 23 October 2009, 13:43:42 »
Considering that the Das 2 was just the G80 with Blank caps and custom logo, I'm sure it would be possible somehow. Unless they got someone else to make the caps?

Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 23 October 2009, 13:46:58 »
I thought someone had asked Cherry about this awhile back, and they said something about having to do a whole custom run of keyboards to get a G80 with blank caps (or double-shots, or something).  In other words, Cherry will do whatever you want as long as it entails ordering a custom run of keyboards.


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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 23 October 2009, 14:38:01 »
itlnstln
You're right. That is pretty much how it is.
It would be cheaper and easier than sourcing separate blanks. Subject to checking a few things - I'd go for it if there was firm interest from enough people.

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« Reply #7 on: Fri, 23 October 2009, 14:42:31 »
Quote from: Bruce;127912
itlnstln
You're right. That is pretty much how it is.
It would be cheaper and easier than sourcing separate blanks. Subject to checking a few things - I'd go for it if there was firm interest from enough people.

Unfortunately, overseas shipping pretty much puts any interest I'd have out of my price range. Otherwise I'd definitely want one.
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Clicky iOne Scorpius M10, OCN-branded Ducky DK-9008-C, Blackmore Nocturna, Redragon Kumara K552-1, Qtronix Scorpius Keypad, Chicony KB-5181(Monterey)
Tactile Apple AEKII (Cream damped ALPS), Filco FKBN91M/JB (Japanese Tenkeyless), Cherry G84-5200, Cherry G84-4100LPAUS, Datalux Spacesaver(Cherry ML), Redragon Devarajas K556 RGB, Newmen GM711, Poker II (Cherry MX Clear), Logitech G910 Orion Spark, Logitech K840
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Offline itlnstln

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« Reply #8 on: Fri, 23 October 2009, 14:42:59 »
I would, but you're in the UK, the 'boards will be in an ISO layout more than likely, and I need to save money for the holidays.
 
Three strikes, I'm out.


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« Reply #9 on: Fri, 23 October 2009, 15:29:24 »
No, that's all wrong.
You can't afford a holiday, so spending all your money on a keyboard and having real keyboard pleasure for years to come, at home, gives you a far more efficient return on investment!!!

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« Reply #10 on: Fri, 23 October 2009, 15:37:36 »
Quote from: Bruce;127930
No, that's all wrong.
You can't afford a holiday, so spending all your money on a keyboard and having real keyboard pleasure for years to come, at home, gives you a far more efficient return on investment!!!

My excuse is that my blank Scorpius still works perfectly. And I will cling to my ANSI keyboards.
Buckling Springs IBM Model F AT, New Model F 77, Unicomp New Model M
Clicky iOne Scorpius M10, OCN-branded Ducky DK-9008-C, Blackmore Nocturna, Redragon Kumara K552-1, Qtronix Scorpius Keypad, Chicony KB-5181(Monterey)
Tactile Apple AEKII (Cream damped ALPS), Filco FKBN91M/JB (Japanese Tenkeyless), Cherry G84-5200, Cherry G84-4100LPAUS, Datalux Spacesaver(Cherry ML), Redragon Devarajas K556 RGB, Newmen GM711, Poker II (Cherry MX Clear), Logitech G910 Orion Spark, Logitech K840
Linear Lenovo Y (Gateron Red), Aluminum kiosk keyboard (Cherry MX Black)

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« Reply #11 on: Fri, 23 October 2009, 15:41:09 »
Quote from: Bruce;127930
No, that's all wrong.
You can't afford a holiday, so spending all your money on a keyboard and having real keyboard pleasure for years to come, at home, gives you a far more efficient return on investment!!!


i agree with that :)

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« Reply #12 on: Tue, 27 October 2009, 10:40:30 »
You can count on me as a customer.