The IBM Model M Owners Club

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Hardware' started by kramer, Dec 30, 2006.

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    Tell you what.. send it to me, ill pay post and send you a video of me splitting a watermelon with the broken one.. how about it? :)
     
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    Sounds like time for a full refurb, hell even give the ol' girl a bolt mod.

    Can't let an M die :upset::upset:
     
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    I've got a Lexmark 92G7453 you can have, has a cut cable thou. I doubt it would be difficult to replace the cable. I am in Perth, WA.
     
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    Legendary!

    Pm sent!:thumbup:

     
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    Damn you guys. I miss these keyboards :upset:

    I've put the feelers out to see if I can source once. Not sure if I've got the "right" contacts at IBM, but its worth a shot (even if its a long one).
     
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    i put on my brave face and split her open tonight... never pulled one right down! it's got corrosion on the membrane where i spilt coffee about 3 years ago.. dang. i think it might be fixable when i get my hands on a circuitworks pen.. the bolt mod looks good, i never knew about it! man it's killing me to type on this piece of crap microsoft keyboard i just got from the dump..
     
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    a new in box one would be better than winning the lotto! when i get a working spare i'll give you a hollar ;)
     
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    I'm rocking a '92 here scored from Spl@t from when he went to Switzerland.
     
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    What about 1391401 - does anyone use those?
     
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    Yes thats the model m @suzley
     
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    Ha, I didn't realise this club existed.

    I own three. Two are old ones that I've fixed up, and one (that I'm typing this on) was purchased new-old stock and is used as my work keyboard.

    Pics of the first two are in the links in my sig. The third, affectionately known as the 'aircraft carrier' is here:

    [​IMG]

    The layout might be a little...different in places, but I quite like it:

    -I really like having Esc in the numpad cluster. Great for VIM usage
    -Although there are obviously lots of 'extra' keys which you wouldn't normally use, they all have unique scancodes and thus can be easily mapped to whatever. So, in Windows I can still have a windows key etc.

    Edit, forgot the details:

    Model: 1369986, Manufacture date 9/8/95
     
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    model m

    I've got three not including the one I'm using - I've got four in good working order.
     
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    Got an '87 and a NIB '94 here (I'm using the '94, so it's no longer NIB).
     
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    Hi guys, I'm about to upgrade my computer soon and I'm 99% sure the next motherboard I get won't have a ps/2 port. I want to keep using the Model M but I'm not sure what converter to get. Is a simple pass through like this: http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PS2-TO-U...32?pt=AU_CablesConnectors&hash=item485d90f38c ok? Or do I have to get something more expensive like this, the so-called blue box: http://www.clickykeyboards.com/index.cfm/fa/items.main/parentcat/11298/subcatid/0/id/124184

    I game occasionally and I'm a bit worried it will worsen the experience with NKRO and ghosting issues.

    Or am I better off adding a ps/2 port to the motherboard via a pci card?
     
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    ThunderbirdModz: Might warrant having a look through this lengthy thread of Soarer's Converter.

    It should take an AT (ps2) to usb with NKRO, but have a read to make sure.

    For everyone else, if you haven't come across this yet it will also do XT 'and some 122 key terminal keyboards'.


    Kramer: If you can't repair the membrane with the conductive pen, I think I read somewhere about emailing Unicomp with your serial number, etc. and it taking a few goes.
    Their website also has a membrane part number search function.
     
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    Cheers mate, got the pen now, ive found the fault so should be no worries to fix :)
     
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    Yes, that one is perfect. Have used it for years. Got mine from USA, postage was the main cost, so ordered two! I used to take my own keyboard to work and I needed the adaptor because the equipment at work was so modern compared with the Model M!!!!
     
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    I woukdnt mind doing the modification where they integrate that usb adaptor into the keyboard and replace the ps2 port but im still running 939 hardware with legacy ps2..
     

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