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Offline Daniel Beardsmore

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Do y'all think I should mark this one as unsure or just leave it as is?

To be scientific, it should be left as-is.
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Offline Floofs

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Bump. I got mine up and running using a Teensy 2.0 and I love it. Much lighter than my Everex with black Space Invaders.. But the space invaders do have NKRO which has been nice.

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I click-modded them and they're awesome! Decided to try an Apple IIgs with Orange ALPS so I can have a clicky and a tacile orange.

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Post your Apple M0116 Serial No. and switch type here! (Orange or Salmon Alps)
« Reply #53 on: Tue, 19 December 2017, 10:47:26 »
Thank you for this. i just purchased an m0116 off ebay with the serial number 574966 with hopes that it's an orange! will confirm here when i receive the board!


The board just came in! Looks like it's salmon? It looks orange under certain lightings as well. Its probably my brain wanting it to be orange. I can't tell the color difference at this point

Edit: I watched chyrosran's orange alps video and the color looks the same. Soo I guess it's orange?


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Yes, that is "orange", or as Apple call it in their service documentation, "tan". Depending on photo and on batch, the colour varies, but it's often a fairly muted shade.

The "salmon" switches are cooked salmon colour, while orange Alps is a bit like raw salmon.

It would have been nice if Alps had gone for more distinct and easier-to-name shades!
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The board just came in! Looks like it's salmon? It looks orange under certain lightings as well. Its probably my brain wanting it to be orange. I can't tell the color difference at this point

My brain went through the same thing when I got mine.  :p  The Orange does have a bit of a salmon tone to it which is confusing. But yeah those are Orange ALPS! Hope you can take the time to clean up those dirty things. ALPS are notorious for feeling terrible if they are dirty :( (from what I've read here)

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Yes, that is "orange", or as Apple call it in their service documentation, "tan".

Thanks for the confirmation! There were so many different colored 'oranges' I saw on the internet that I started to think I had color blindness.

Hope you can take the time to clean up those dirty things. ALPS are notorious for feeling terrible if they are dirty :( (from what I've read here)

Definely! Just spent the past hour or so cleaning the case and everything inside. Damn it's nasty. All that's left now are the switches! Thanks for starting this thread!


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Thank you for this. i just purchased an m0116 off ebay with the serial number 574966 with hopes that it's an orange! will confirm here when i receive the board!
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The board just came in! Looks like it's salmon? It looks orange under certain lightings as well. Its probably my brain wanting it to be orange. I can't tell the color difference at this point

Edit: I watched chyrosran's orange alps video and the color looks the same. Soo I guess it's orange?


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Offline Floofs

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I'm gonna bump this thread so any new M0116's can be logged. I've really loved this keyboard. It was great as a tactile orange keyboard, but it's incredible with the click mod.

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Got 3 all Orange

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Offline UnFocused

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205442 / orange.

This keyboard came with a Mac SE my mom bought in 1987. It's in perfect condition.

Offline wokija

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Orange
Serial no: 095993

Macintosh SE from a library.

Offline sexzual

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I've got 2

305545 - orange Alps

1187994 - salmon Alps

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387401 - Orange Alps

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521058, orange alps

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1386636 - salmon

802298 - orange
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746227 over here with orange ALPS.
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549776 - orange
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Offline 132brandon

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557323 Orange

Offline daneb

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M0116 with orange alps, serial number C81800VM0117B

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AL1450H1M0117D - salmon

Offline swedishpiehole

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Just bought a M0116 on eBay to harvest switches for an Alps64 build. This is the 3rd keyboard I've bought—first one turned out to have white damped Alps, a.k.a garbage, the second had cream damped which are not bad, but I wanted to compare with orange or salmon before committing and also I'm a crazy person.
So I'm on pins and needles waiting for it to arrive and will post the result/SN here once it does!

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367451 - Orange alps

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My M0116b just arrived and I think it has Orange Alps! Here is a pic:
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What do you think, orange?

It's pretty dirty but the switches still feel awesome. I don't have my AEK with damped cream to compare to, but they don't seem much louder. I can't wait until I have the time to desolder these and finally put together my Alps64 build.

Serial # is 284067
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My M0116b just arrived and I think it has Orange Alps! Here is a pic:
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What do you think, orange?

It's pretty dirty but the switches still feel awesome. I don't have my AEK with damped cream to compare to, but they don't seem much louder. I can't wait until I have the time to desolder these and finally put together my Alps64 build.

Serial # is 284067

Yup, those are orange. Like some others have said: orange alps look like raw salmon, salmon alps look like cooked salmon.

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Yup, those are orange. Like some others have said: orange alps look like raw salmon, salmon alps look like cooked salmon.
Yahoo! I don't know why I'm so excited, it just seems that orange get the most love, so I'm feeling lucky.

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Might as well add to the repository: 249168, Orange Alps

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My M0116b just arrived and I think it has Orange Alps! Here is a pic:
(Attachment Link)
What do you think, orange?

It's pretty dirty but the switches still feel awesome. I don't have my AEK with damped cream to compare to, but they don't seem much louder. I can't wait until I have the time to desolder these and finally put together my Alps64 build.

Serial # is 284067

Yup, those are orange. Like some others have said: orange alps look like raw salmon, salmon alps look like cooked salmon.

Ok, helpful to know

Offline LurkerMcNoPost

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M0116 1482973 Salmon

M0116J 028424 Orange
M0116J 104092 Salmon
M0116J 047189 Salmon <- This one surprised me since it is a very low serial number, I really thought I was going to get Orange. Was wondering if there was some kind of foul play but the PCB appears to be untouched and the controller on the PCB is the old NEC one, same as the one on the other M0116J, so it seems legit. It also has a Cream lock switch. I guess the line between Orange and Salmon for the J-series of M0116s is pretty low.

Offline RobinsonW

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Re: Post your Apple M0116 Serial No. and switch type here! (Orange or Salmon Alps)
« Reply #81 on: Sun, 08 September 2019, 05:02:39 »
Just got a nice little attic find haul off Ebay (UK) including my first orange Alps so thought it'd be rude not to register here and feed back what I got, since this is one of the threads that has guided me in my quest!

These three M0116s have unusual looking serial numbers compared to a lot of the other ones in this thread, and are all made in Ireland:
C8300FMM0116B - Orange
AM83501TM0116B - Orange
AM0500POM0116B - Salmon

Also my first Salmon M0116 that I got off Ebay some time ago was a bit unusual in that it didn't have an Apple sticker at all, but seems to have been from University of Freiburg. It has two stickers - one with a barcode numbered '*032440*' and the legend 'Apple standard keyboard "Eastwood"', and another sticker with the university logo and the number 005675. It also had vinyl stickers on some of the keys for the German legends, which did look fairly neatly done in terms of font.

Offline IK4MS

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M0118 - Orange (with Alps Logo) - AM9500F5M0117F

AZERTY, with FCC ID on the back (unlike what deskthority mentions...), made in Ireland (duh). Starting to think the higher the four digit number, the better the chances of getting oranges.

Offline shallot

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Two Ireland assembled M0116s:

AM047005M0116B - Salmon
AM9141LEM0116B - Orange

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578240 - Orange