Re: Plus and Pre-Plus Keyswitches and Caps?

2006-01-19 Thread Julian Wolfe
 
 (* Of course, there was also the related Mitsumi Locking Keyswitch,
 service part number 705-0044, for the caps lock)

You know, as long as you guys are mentioning that keyswitch, has anyone ever
pulled a prank by installing capslock keyswitches on every key on the
keyboard?  I think that would be one of the best computer pranks ever.





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Re: Plus and Pre-Plus Keyswitches and Caps?

2006-01-14 Thread Scott Baret
That would make sense. There is a distinct echo in Mac
keyboards that you don't hear in an Apple II, II+, or
IIe. Not as familiar with the IIe Platinum so I can't
comment on it. The feel of Mac and Apple II is
similar, but not congruent.

If I had more time I'd see what the differences in
these are. I've got to admit, the echo in the Mac
keyboards is awesome.

Scott

--- Bob C. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

 Jeff,
 
 From my days in an Apple dealer's Service
 department, I recall that there
 were several different part numbers for Apple II
 keyswitches (identified by
 the color of the stem),  and a totally different and
 unique part number for
 the Mac and Mac Plus keyboards.  Sorry.
 
Bob
 
 - Original Message -  From: Jeff Walther
 
 
  I've been kind of collecting bits that will let me
 keep my old Macs
  going as long as I keep going.   One thing that
 has concerned me
  lately are the keyswitches and to a lesser extent
 the keycaps on the
  old Plus and pre-Plus keyboards.
 
  I imagine that there are some folks here who are
 Apple II
  afficianados as well as Mac fans.  Are the
 keyswitches in the IIe
  keyboards the same as in the Plus keyboard?  
 No-one else was bidding
  on it, so I picked up a lot of 10 new IIe
 keyboards on Ebay, mainly
  for the keyswitches and possibly the keycaps.
 
  Now, do I have useful Plus parts, or just a lot of
 components for a
  computer that was discontinued before I could
 afford a computer?
 
  Jeff Walther
 
 
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Re: Plus and Pre-Plus Keyswitches and Caps?

2006-01-14 Thread Bob C.
Hi Scott,

I dug out my Macintosh Service Guide, and it seems that there was only one*
type of keyswitch for the first Mac through the Mac Plus, and it's
identified as Mitsumi Keyswitch, service part number 705-0104.  I still
have one in my spare parts box, and the main body of it is black and dark
gray plastic, and the plunger is beige.

 Bob

(* Of course, there was also the related Mitsumi Locking Keyswitch,
service part number 705-0044, for the caps lock)


- Original Message - From: Scott Baret

 That would make sense. There is a distinct echo in Mac
 keyboards that you don't hear in an Apple II, II+, or
 IIe. Not as familiar with the IIe Platinum so I can't
 comment on it. The feel of Mac and Apple II is
 similar, but not congruent.

 If I had more time I'd see what the differences in
 these are. I've got to admit, the echo in the Mac
 keyboards is awesome.

 Scott


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Re: Plus and Pre-Plus Keyswitches and Caps?

2006-01-13 Thread Bob C.
Jeff,

From my days in an Apple dealer's Service department, I recall that there
were several different part numbers for Apple II keyswitches (identified by
the color of the stem),  and a totally different and unique part number for
the Mac and Mac Plus keyboards.  Sorry.

   Bob

- Original Message -  From: Jeff Walther


 I've been kind of collecting bits that will let me keep my old Macs
 going as long as I keep going.   One thing that has concerned me
 lately are the keyswitches and to a lesser extent the keycaps on the
 old Plus and pre-Plus keyboards.

 I imagine that there are some folks here who are Apple II
 afficianados as well as Mac fans.  Are the keyswitches in the IIe
 keyboards the same as in the Plus keyboard?   No-one else was bidding
 on it, so I picked up a lot of 10 new IIe keyboards on Ebay, mainly
 for the keyswitches and possibly the keycaps.

 Now, do I have useful Plus parts, or just a lot of components for a
 computer that was discontinued before I could afford a computer?

 Jeff Walther


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Re: Plus and Pre-Plus Keyswitches and Caps?

2006-01-12 Thread John Laughlin
The early //e keyboards have the same keyswitches.  They're usually
recognized by having white writing on the keycaps and the keycaps are a
darker beige than the later keys and the ones used on the early Mac
keyboards.  All three of my //e's sound the same as my Plus when I type on
the keyboards.
-J

I've been kind of collecting bits that will let me keep my old Macs
going as long as I keep going.   One thing that has concerned me
lately are the keyswitches and to a lesser extent the keycaps on the
old Plus and pre-Plus keyboards.

I imagine that there are some folks here who are Apple II
afficianados as well as Mac fans.  Are the keyswitches in the IIe
keyboards the same as in the Plus keyboard?   No-one else was bidding
on it, so I picked up a lot of 10 new IIe keyboards on Ebay, mainly
for the keyswitches and possibly the keycaps.

Now, do I have useful Plus parts, or just a lot of components for a
computer that was discontinued before I could afford a computer?

Jeff Walther

-J

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