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Odd keys on F-XT?
« on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 23:11:22 »
I was looking at this Model F-XT on eBay and noticed something odd about a couple of keys:


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A closer shot (which I've enhanced somewhat) shows what look like extensions on Tab and Left Shift:


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Was that a third-party thing you could get for these? (Whatever they're made of, they haven't fared as well as IBM's ABS.)
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Re: Odd keys on F-XT?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 19:41:57 »
They look homemade...

...and IBM used PBT Keycaps on the Buckling Spring models.

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Re: Odd keys on F-XT?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 20:49:40 »
They look homemade...

Think so? That would've taken some skill.

...and IBM used PBT Keycaps on the Buckling Spring models.

Of course—the cases were ABS.  :-[
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Re: Odd keys on F-XT?
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 08 January 2019, 22:10:21 »
Looks like he melted the topside of a key cap onto a buckelingspring compatible key cap and called it a day lol.
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Re: Odd keys on F-XT?
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 01:43:37 »
That fancy drunken-delight solution still doesn't fix the horrid spacebar unfortunately
The Model-M is more plasticy than a standard metal mounting-plate Cherry MX Brown TKL keyboard.