IBM Model M keyboard spares
Michael B. Brutman
mbbrutman-cctalk at brutman.com
Wed Aug 6 22:51:10 CDT 2008
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.
Not necessarily true.
I have several versions of the Model M here that will work on a 5170 or
5150/5160. From my experiments it looks as though many of the Model Ms
built until the early 90s could auto-switch between the two protocols.
Don't tell the 5160 I have at work that it has a Model M on it. (And
it's not the funny Model M without the indicator lights. That one
without the indicator lights (1390120) was specifically made for the XT.)
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