IBM Model M keyboard spares

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at
Wed Aug 6 15:03:43 CDT 2008

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

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