Tag: IBM Keyboard

  • Unsinking the Battleship (Model-M)

    Unsinking the Battleship (Model-M)

    So the Battleship Model M keyboard stopped working. Keys became unreliable and eventually a bunch around the “S” key stopped completely. Took me a while to correctly identify the root cause. Unfortunately there’s a fatal flaw in the Model M keyboards: IBM welded the top plastic shell to the steel brace by pushing the plastic…

  • Fixing the VZ200, Cleaning the Battleship, TIPI/32k

    Fixing the VZ200, Cleaning the Battleship, TIPI/32k

    VZ200 Last time I posted, I mentioned that the VZ200 wasn’t quite right. It seemed logical to tackle it as my next packet of work. The system was sort of working, and after some mucking around I realised that some games were working. First some background here. The VZ200 has a very limited amount of…

  • Battling Entropy

    One of the things I have noticed is that Retro Computers can spontaneously stop working. These systems are often 30+ years old. Expecting them to still work beyond a presumable lifespan of 5 years is a bit much. Here are some system repairs I conducted recently. Apple IIgs Keyboard This one was interesting. They keyboard…