Keyboard repair parts?

From: Lawrence Walker <>
Date: Sat Jul 3 09:25:22 1999

On 2 Jul 99 at 11:12, Ethan Dicks wrote:

> --- "Zane H. Healy" <> wrote:
> > Of course with some systems canablization isn't the answer
> I've got this keyboard that well illustrates that point - the SX-64. I got
> one cheap because the keyboard was fubared and a previous owner attempted
> to repair it. Fortunately for me, I happened to have *just the keyboard*
> and nothing else (equipment attraction, obviously ;-)
> For those that don't know the design, the SX-64 is a luggable C-64 with
> integral color CRT and 1541 disk drive. The only thing missing is a cassette
> port, making certain packet radio and other external hardware useless to it.
> The keyboard detaches from the front/top of the unit, connects with a 24-pin
> cable (DB-25 with a keying pin) and while it has real keys for the user to
> type on, is a single-sheet membrane inside with all the circuit paths and
> conductive areas. More than one SX-64 is sitting around out there because
> its keyboard has failed.
> -ethan
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I've got an apparently functioning Compaq portable, the sewing machine
look-alikes, that I've been unable to explore because it is missing the
cover/keyboard. It has a deep well socket that takes a standard 5-pin din
but won't work with any of the K-Bs I've tried with it. Like the Plus it
seems to be a proprietary interface. Anyone know of a k-b that will work
besides the original ?

ciao larry

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