IBM Model M keyboard spares
pat at computer-refuge.org
Wed Aug 6 15:34:51 CDT 2008
On Wednesday 06 August 2008, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> Patrick Finnegan wrote:
> > On Wednesday 06 August 2008, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> >> Chuck Guzis wrote:
> >>> On 6 Aug 2008 at 15:10, Sridhar Ayengar wrote:
> >>>> The Model M came out *waay* after the PC. The 84-key is the one
> >>>> for the PC. I don't think the Model M is even compatible with
> >>>> the PC.
> >>> PC AT 5170, yes--PC 5150, no--I tried it. Different protocol.
> >> Even on the AT, the protocol works, but you need a cable adapter.
> >> Peace... Sridhar
> > Maybe.
> > I have one or two detachable Model-M cables that have a DIN-5
> > connector instead of a MiniDIN-6. Just don't ask me to try and
> > find them. :)
> I have a few IBM 101-key keyboards that have detachable cords, and
> the DIN-5 connector, but they're not Model Ms.
> They have completely different part numbers and stiffer key feel.
> They also have older square IBM logos.
> Peace... Sridhar
But, the cables fit and work with Model M's.
Thus, you don't need a cable adapter. (The keyboards and cables store
better when the cable is detached from the keyboard anyhow.)
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