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CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« on: 16:05, 07 August 14 »
Hi,


I need a keyboard for CPC 6128, anyone know if I can find either a keyboard or a complete machine, eventually faulty that is not to expensive?


Thanks
Peter

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #1 on: 17:02, 07 August 14 »
Hi,


I need a keyboard for CPC 6128, anyone know if I can find either a keyboard or a complete machine, eventually faulty that is not to expensive?


Thanks
Peter
I *think* I have one spare, but I am away from home this week. I can check on Sunday night when I get back. Unless someone else comes up first. Not sure where you are but postage from Ireland should not be too much.

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #2 on: 20:01, 07 August 14 »
I *think* I have one spare, but I am away from home this week. I can check on Sunday night when I get back. Unless someone else comes up first. Not sure where you are but postage from Ireland should not be too much.

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Hi Graig,
Would be fantastic... I am in denmark, but even if the postage is a bit high, I am very interested if we can do a good deal....
Best
Peter

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #3 on: 20:14, 07 August 14 »
Hi Graig,
Would be fantastic... I am in denmark, but even if the postage is a bit high, I am very interested if we can do a good deal....
Best
Peter
no worries, will check when I get home at the weekend.
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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #4 on: 01:00, 11 August 14 »
no worries, will check when I get home at the weekend.


Bad news I'm afraid, I can find the faulty cpc 6128 board, but no trace of the chassis or keyboard/drive etc. in fact it looks strongly like I no longer have anything useful of this machine. I'll look further but if I come across anthing useful I'll let you know.


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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #5 on: 13:00, 11 August 14 »

Bad news I'm afraid, I can find the faulty cpc 6128 board, but no trace of the chassis or keyboard/drive etc. in fact it looks strongly like I no longer have anything useful of this machine. I'll look further but if I come across anthing useful I'll let you know.


Craig
OK, thanks a lot for checking Craig... What a shame, I hope to find a keyboard somewhere else. Please if anyone else see this can help, let me know.
Peter
 

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #6 on: 04:55, 12 August 14 »
Do you actually need the whole keyboard or will a new membrane fix the problem?

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #7 on: 11:07, 12 August 14 »
Do you actually need the whole keyboard or will a new membrane fix the problem?
Hi Steve,
What I concretely need is the keys.... think they have been hit by heating, so they don't work anymore.... I need all the keyboard keys to the right of 9-I-K-M... It looks like the membran is ok.
Peter

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #8 on: 12:31, 12 August 14 »
Are you sure they are not just full of gunk and dirt? As they are made of pretty robust plastic you would need a pretty high temperature to damage them. I suspect they are either made of:

PolyPropylene = you'd need at least 130°C
or
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene = at least 105°C[nb]Yes, I know it's amorphous so it doesn't really have a defined melting point, but 105°C is where things would start to go wrong with the structure[/nb]

Not exactly temperatures you'd get without using an oven.

Bryce.

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #9 on: 13:24, 12 August 14 »
Are you sure they are not just full of gunk and dirt? As they are made of pretty robust plastic you would need a pretty high temperature to damage them. I suspect they are either made of:

PolyPropylene = you'd need at least 130°C
or
Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene = at least 105°C[nb]Yes, I know it's amorphous so it doesn't really have a defined melting point, but 105°C is where things would start to go wrong with the structure[/nb]

Not exactly temperatures you'd get without using an oven.

Bryce.
Thansk Bryce, but yes, I think so, some of them are looking a bit like it.... and they are sitting very tight in the keybord so they can't move "up// down". I suspect maybe the former owner have used a heating steam of some kind as a few of the keys have stickers with Danish characters partly removed. This has maybe melted them a bit...
Peter

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #10 on: 13:41, 12 August 14 »
Hmmm, that's a pain. I only just spotted this thread, so I'll also take a look tonight and see if I have a 6128 Keyboard in my spare parts department[nb]Cardboard box under the desk[/nb]. I definitely have a CPC+ keyboard, but that's not much use to you and it's a french layout too.

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #11 on: 14:28, 12 August 14 »
Hmmm, that's a pain. I only just spotted this thread, so I'll also take a look tonight and see if I have a 6128 Keyboard in my spare parts department[nb]Cardboard box under the desk[/nb]. I definitely have a CPC+ keyboard, but that's not much use to you and it's a french layout too.

Bryce.
Thanks a lot, and yes super annoying as the machine seems to work perfectly after I changed the drive belt....
Peter

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #12 on: 14:47, 12 August 14 »
One thought is that the keys from the PCW might fit if you can get a PCW keyboard. They are exactly the same size, though perhaps a little more yellow in colour.

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #13 on: 21:39, 13 August 14 »
Hi, I just took a look and unfortunately I have no 6128 keyboards left, just a French CPC+ keyboard (and some Atari and Commodore keyboards).

Bryce.

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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #14 on: 22:49, 13 August 14 »
Hi, I just took a look and unfortunately I have no 6128 keyboards left, just a French CPC+ keyboard (and some Atari and Commodore keyboards).

Bryce.
It looks like you might be better getting a new 6128 rather than looking for a keyboard.


the remaining 6128's here are owned by careful people now.


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Re: CPC 6128 keyboard needed
« Reply #15 on: 00:36, 14 August 14 »

thanks a lot for trying to help, very appreciated.... I will keep looking at EBay and hopefully I find another 6128 :-)


I am excited by the kindness from everyone here.... Thanks ;-)


peter