6150 keyboard

From: Doc <doc_at_mdrconsult.com>
Date: Sat Jan 26 17:27:31 2002

On Sat, 26 Jan 2002, Tony Duell wrote:

> Control-[ ? Or doesn't that generate an escape on this machine?

  D'oh!! I used Ctrl-[ on some of my DEC serial terminals, until I
found a kbd that still had the function keys labelled, but it never
occurred to me here.

> I guess you'd expect IBM to have hex-head screws (to be undone with a
> nutdriver), right?

  Anything besides the slotted panheads you find on pre-PowerPC

> Indeed. Often all you need is the confidence to go in there and fix it. I
> generally tell myself that I can't be beaten by simple electronics or
> mechanics. And for some odd reason that's true most of the time :-)

  That's usually my attitude, but the last time I took a keyboard apart,
a cheap PC clone, I picked up tiny springs for an hour. Not worth the

Received on Sat Jan 26 2002 - 17:27:31 GMT

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