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Offline Jackanapes

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Help deciphering Cherry G80-3000 serial/article number
« on: Tue, 18 September 2018, 05:25:15 »
Looking at a potentially good deal on a cherry board but just want to make sure I know what I'm getting!

Article number: G80-3000LSMGB-0/00


G80-3000LXCYY-Z

L
Keycap printing, typically L for lasered

X
Switch (P = Cherry MX Black, Q = Cherry MX Clear, S = Cherry MX Blue)

C
Connector, typically C for combination PS/2 + USB connector

YY
Layout (EU = US ANSI with Euro sign, GB = UK ISO, DE = German ISO, etc.)

Z
Colour (0 = white, 2 = black)



What I'm gathering here is:

  • MX blue board
  • Laser printed PBT keycaps
  • Year 2000
  • Not sure on the connector

Are the laser printed keycaps much worse quality than the PBT ones?
« Last Edit: Tue, 18 September 2018, 05:32:39 by Jackanapes »

Offline efex

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Re: Help deciphering Cherry G80-3000 serial/article number
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 18 September 2018, 05:32:55 »
It depends of the price ;)
And if you don't like the caps, you can change it :)

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Re: Help deciphering Cherry G80-3000 serial/article number
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 18 September 2018, 07:35:24 »
That should be right. https://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_article_numbers

On the G80-3000, laser-printed light grey or two-tone beige keycaps are made of PBT; even the space bar! It is almost always a thin PBT though.

Some older two-tone G80-3000 have lasered keycaps of PBT with thicker walls like most third-party Cherry-profile key sets. These were made before USB and before Windows keys. Before those, Cherry printed the same thick keycap shapes with higher-quality dye-sublimation instead of lasering.

Cherry's lasered black keyboards with white legends are made of POM (Delrin) plastic.
« Last Edit: Tue, 18 September 2018, 07:37:21 by Findecanor »
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Offline Jackanapes

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Re: Help deciphering Cherry G80-3000 serial/article number
« Reply #3 on: Sat, 22 September 2018, 12:29:33 »
That should be right. https://deskthority.net/wiki/Cherry_article_numbers

On the G80-3000, laser-printed light grey or two-tone beige keycaps are made of PBT; even the space bar! It is almost always a thin PBT though.

Some older two-tone G80-3000 have lasered keycaps of PBT with thicker walls like most third-party Cherry-profile key sets. These were made before USB and before Windows keys. Before those, Cherry printed the same thick keycap shapes with higher-quality dye-sublimation instead of lasering.

Cherry's lasered black keyboards with white legends are made of POM (Delrin) plastic.

Thanks for the detail! Ended up not going for it, it didn't have anything my Filco with MX blues didn't have.