Found F10 keycap from a big box keyboard

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Could some kind soul provide me with an intact F10 keycap from a big box Amiga keyboard?

An A500/A1200 keycap won't do for me I'm afraid (and I have a pile of those in my own possession anyway).

Thanks in advance..
 
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Hello,

I have here several Amiga keyboard parts, mostly MITSUMI. Also CDTV and others.

Can you please tell me who made that keyboard? If MITSUMI, there should be a spring between frame and key. If other one, there will be no spring if you pull out a key cap. Or post photo.

Also: Is the thing where you pull on the cap broken? So you need to replace it too, because a new cap won't hold.

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Hello,

I have here several Amiga keyboard parts, mostly MITSUMI. Also CDTV and others.

Can you please tell me who made that keyboard? If MITSUMI, there should be a spring between frame and key. If other one, there will be no spring if you pull out a key cap. Or post photo.

Also: Is the thing where you pull on the cap broken? So you need to replace it too, because a new cap won't hold.

Thanks,
gehtjanx

Not meaning to Hijack, but if Jope is not interested in CDTV stuff, do you have a full set of CDTV keycaps? Or a CDTV keyboard?

I have wanted thread for CDTV keyboard already
 

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Hello,

I PM on that, because here I want to help jope to get the right cap ;)

thanks,
gehtjanx
 

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Hi, a Mitsumi keycap is what I'm after. But it really does need to be from a big box Amiga keyboard, the texture of the plastic is different in those and it looks really dorky to have a glossy A500 F10 next to a row of matte A3000 F-keys. :-D

And no, I'll leave the CDTV keyboard collecting to others. :)
 

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@Jope: also the keys of the A500 are a bit higher than the ones on big box keyboards!

I know because I used a CTRL cap to replace the broken one from my A3000 keyboard and the key protrudes over, not only in colour.
 

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Hello,

On A500 there are many different keys and also on mitsumi there are differences in print too.

I should have a key cap F10, from Mitsumi, also have A3000 keyboard here. But again, they are very different. Mine A3000 is very thin, as you can see here:
http://scacom.bplaced.net/Collection/3000/30001.jpg

But I never noticed that there is a difference in form (a bit difference)? Sure, not all are the same as discribed above, but I have an A4000 keyboard, where Commodore put in an A500 frame (!) (cover cut of side holdings, but Original!). You may know differences in A500-A2000 frames (the black thing)? A500 is larger in width.


So, if you tell me what you want - just make a photo - I could look if that are similar.


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Hello,

On A500 there are many different keys

I know of three main kinds.

and also on mitsumi there are differences in print too.
Yeah, I've noticed this too. Some mitsumis have the print a bit closer to the center of the keycaps and the quality seems a bit lower too.

So, if you tell me what you want - just make a photo - I could look if that are similar.
Here's a photo of the F10 that I need.
http://jope.fi/amiga/a3000f10.jpg

Matt texture, Mitsumi key cap, big box keyboard.
 

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Hello,

I found a F10 key, I can just offer that one. I made pics, so you can see if you want to buy it. Seems pretty similar to that one you search for.

It's also matt texture and little rought on up side. Other sides (left, right etc) are without taxture/not rought. Print it "fat", sure it's ok inside so you can give it on top of your keyboard and it will hold.

http://scacom.bplaced.net/amibay/f10_1.JPG
http://scacom.bplaced.net/amibay/f10_2.JPG

I can also give you the thing that you clip on the key and the springs (metal or rubber):
http://scacom.bplaced.net/Collection/ersatz/2.jpg

If you have interest, please PM.

Thanks,
gehtjanx
 
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