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    Default SOLVED: Help Key and white "space invaders" switch

    EDIT: *Solved. Bought a complete (with a missing cap and a missing switch) Hi-Tek keyboard from FLOPS (thanks mate, I use THAT keyboard now instead of mine, I just moved the missing parts from my keyboard to the one I bought from you).*

    I still have my original Amiga 500 (bought in september 1987), rev.3 board with the original NMB/Hi-tek "space invaders" keyboard and it's missing the help key (the cap) and a white "space invaders" switch. They only exist on the very first Amiga 500 revision sold as well as early A2000 keyboards.

    I'm hoping someone have some broken/spare parts in a box or somewhere. I COULD get a later keyboard but frankly the Mitsumi-keyboards that were used on all later revisions of the Amiga 500 etc. feel mushy/swampy in comparison to the original NMB/Hi-tek keys which are more tactile and feels much better to use not to mention that I want to keep it as original as possible for nostalgic values.

    You can see what's missing:

    Last edited by Scyphe; 15th May 2014 at 23:32. Reason: No longer an Issue
    [COLOR=#a52a2a]ZX81 - ZX Spectrum 48K+ (composite-modded) -[/COLOR] [COLOR=#800080]C64C (x2) - C128[/COLOR][COLOR=Red] - [/COLOR][COLOR=#008000]A500 rev.3 -[/COLOR][COLOR=Red] [COLOR=DarkOrchid][COLOR=Blue]A1200 KS3.1 - Currently non-working - [COLOR=SeaGreen]A3000D 2MB/8MB with SCSI PCD-50B cardreader[/COLOR]

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    This is really rare A500, especially in Poland. Probably I'll have spare help key from this keyboard, for sure somewhere have this white plastic. Do you need also spring? There should be also thin spring bellow this white plastic.

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    Yes, I need a Help cap (the button itself it working, it just lacks the cap and the later caps (on later revisions of Amiga 500) have a different way of connecting to the switches on mitsumi keyboards), the white space-invader button + the spring for the */prtscr cap I already have.
    [COLOR=#a52a2a]ZX81 - ZX Spectrum 48K+ (composite-modded) -[/COLOR] [COLOR=#800080]C64C (x2) - C128[/COLOR][COLOR=Red] - [/COLOR][COLOR=#008000]A500 rev.3 -[/COLOR][COLOR=Red] [COLOR=DarkOrchid][COLOR=Blue]A1200 KS3.1 - Currently non-working - [COLOR=SeaGreen]A3000D 2MB/8MB with SCSI PCD-50B cardreader[/COLOR]

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    I still need this. Anybody out there with what I need?




    EDIT: Ooops, sorry, forgot (even though I clearly remember reading the rules and that particular rule).

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    Last edited by Scyphe; 17th June 2013 at 00:00. Reason: Bumping-error
    [COLOR=#a52a2a]ZX81 - ZX Spectrum 48K+ (composite-modded) -[/COLOR] [COLOR=#800080]C64C (x2) - C128[/COLOR][COLOR=Red] - [/COLOR][COLOR=#008000]A500 rev.3 -[/COLOR][COLOR=Red] [COLOR=DarkOrchid][COLOR=Blue]A1200 KS3.1 - Currently non-working - [COLOR=SeaGreen]A3000D 2MB/8MB with SCSI PCD-50B cardreader[/COLOR]

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    I know how frustrating a broken hardware is, but please only bumps your threads after two weeks.
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