Model M Key Cap Replacement

Paul Berger phb.hfx at
Mon Jun 6 09:48:20 CDT 2016

On 2016-06-06 11:29 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
> I think IBM offloaded the keyboards line to Lexmark, who offloaded it 
> to Unicomp. So, yes, it's legit, you're right, not a clone. The one 
> unit I have tried felt rough and poorly-built compared to the Real 
> Thing, and it failed after a few months. I understand the owner got a 
> warranty repair and that failed, but I think he has a working one now. 
> As it happens I was chatting with his housemate today on Twitter and I 
> think it's still working now. But then, he is on the list, so he could 
> answer for himself if he liked. :-) For an expensive keyboard, it did 
> feel cheap to me -- including, as you say, the captive cable. I would 
> have liked to see proper onboard USB using a standard cable, perhaps 
> with a 2nd port for a mouse
What became Lexmark was originally the IBM typewriter plant in Lexington 
Ky., when the typewriter business was winding down they where given the 
mission of producing keyboards among other things. Later it was severed 
off from IBM and became Lexmark, much the same way as the IBM Toronto 
plant became Celestica.  Unicomp came along still later and apparently 
bought the keyboard designs from Lexmark, after Lexmark was no longer 
interested in producing keyboards.


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