Model M Key Cap Replacement

Sun Jun 5 11:51:17 CDT 2016

my real IBM clicky keyboard does not have usb  so I tried   various usb 
adapters  and they could be  flaky,...
you would have to  start computer then have to unplug  and reinsert  
keyboard connection etc...
anyone  have a solve  for this? thanks  Ed#
In a message dated 6/5/2016 5:28:10 A.M. US Mountain Standard Time,  
chris at writes:

I've  been using a Unicomp model M alongside an IBM model M for about a 
year now and  I find there is no noticeable difference between them at  all.

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On 2 June 2016 at 23:45, Ali <cctalk at>  wrote:
> Does anyone know if IBM produced any Model M KBs w/  post windows 95 keys 
(I know I know an abomination!)? You know windows key,  right click key, 
maybe power/sleep buttons that would have interchangeable  caps?

The "Windows" key is the same as "Super" on Sun keyboards, and  there's an 
equivalent for the right-click or "application" key as well. So  they 
weren't MS innovations; actually they were MS /replacing/ keys that IBM's  design 

As such, my "anti" stance on them has softened  considerably. :¬)

Yes, I believe there are Model-M clones with them.  However, one friend 
bought a Unicomp type clone "Model M" clicky keyboard and  both he and I were 
very disappointed with its build quality. Me, I stick to  genuine retro 
parts. I have a small stock of them -- half a dozen -- which is  probably enough 
for the rest of my life! :-/

The power/sleep key you  mention is /not/ a standard key, AFAIK, and no I 
don't think most clicky  keyboards have one.

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