[Coco] A little OT, but...
keeper63 at cox.net
Thu Sep 1 11:05:55 EDT 2011
Here in Arizona, I haven't seen an XT keyboard in ages; at least not at
my "local haunts" (goodwill, savers, apache reclamation, yard sales,
antique stores, etc).
I do see a few on Ebay, though (not cheap - all seem to hover around
$100.00 USD; no idea of condition or workingness).
I tend to look for Model M keyboards myself; those have become difficult
to find as well (typing on one right now); though Unicomp fortunately
sells a good replacement (I have one at work - other than the name on
the plate and the USB connector, its a Model M in every way).
What is the reason an AT or PS/2 keyboard won't work (other than the
connector)? I'm just curious; I don't know much about the differences of
the earlier PC keyboards. I know I have plugs that will change a PS/2
connector into the larger DIN connector like the AT keyboard used; I
thought it was the same as the XT (I once owned an XT machine, but got
rid of it during a move - way too heavy; wish I still had it, though).
-- Andrew L. Ayers, Glendale, Arizona
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