VT52 keyboard question
santo.nucifora at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 17:17:08 CDT 2017
Do you have a picture of what's underneath the key cap? I think those are
Hi-Tek switches underneath. I believe they are similar to the VT-100
keyboard shown here: https://deskthority.net/wiki/DEC_VT100 You can pull
the key cap off as long as you do it straight up.
Find out what kind of key switch it has and we'll go from there.
On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 5:12 PM, william degnan via cctech <
cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 4:45 PM, Marc Howard via cctech <
> cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > The "2" key on my VT52 is very hard to use. You've gotta pound it and
> > might get 2 "2"s for your trouble.
> > I assume that the keyboard switch is made of unobtanium (If you know of a
> > substitute chime in) so I'm thinking of swapping it for the "COPY" key
> > which I guess is useless unless you have the built-in thermal printer.
> > 1. Do you simply pull the keyboard button off the switch or is there a
> > trick involved?
> > 2. Any other gotcha's?
> > Thanks,
> > Marc
> Have you tried cleaning, etc? I assume so but I'd be curious if there is a
> specific restoration process for the VT50/52. I have not investigated this
> myself, but eventually I will need to probably.
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