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As always: depends. What do you want to clean? Cleaning the outside (keys, case,...) is done like with any other keyboard (soap foam, clean rags,...). Be aware the structured paint that IBM used for their original keyboards will dissolve even in light solvents like alcohol, so use only soap and maybe a toothbrush to get the dirt off (which might be a bit ...


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IBM Model M and Model F keyboards (and their heritage manifested in Unicomp re-makes) are known and loved even today for a number of specifically unique features: Buckling spring key mechanisms. These are known for their extreme tactile feedback - the buckling spring mechanism is unique in that it's not the operator's finger force that closes the contacts, ...


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The (non-Alps-keyswitch) keyboards for the Apple IIc were not particularily good even when new. Binding keys and uneven required force were somewhat normal. This has obviously not fixed itself during nearly 40 years ;) What I did to mine to at least somewhat improve the situation: My rubber protection sheet above the keyswithes has completely detoriated over ...


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For wordstar the original diamond was chosen probably because the ctrl key position on a lot of older keyboards made it a natural extension and it can be used by the left hand solo. It also avoid the Ctrl-H and Ctrl-M which would be used for backspace and carriage return. While it's possible that the TI engineers were influenced by Wordstar the dates make ...


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