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Vintage Keyboard Keycap

#1

I have an old BTC 5100C keyboard which i found in the e-waste box at work. The space bar was missing and i was wondering where i can buy a replacement?

The keyboard uses the cherry standard key-cap and is around 9.5 cm long.

I’m looking for a white, off white or grey key-cap for this keyboard and was wondering if anyone knows where i can buy one.

I have attached a photo of the keyboard;

Thanks in advanced

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#2

Have you actually tried an MX cap on the stem? I ask because I know of some vintage boards that look like they should fit but don’t. So just check.

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#3

Yep, i have been using a corsair Shift key as a temporary fix.

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#4

Ah good okay. Let me have a look then.

Edit: keycaps are measured in units, a single square key is 1u. From the picture it looks like you need a 5u spacebar. Though I have no idea how you would spabilise the spacebar.

More edits: Yes it is 5u.

More info:

https://deskthority.net/wiki/BTC_5100

More edit: I still can’t find anything about the stabilisers for the spacebar yet. But for the moment what you need is a center mount 5u spacebar to start looking.

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#5

Thanks for the help.

Know of any sites where you can get one?

I think i can just use a paper-clip to stabilise the spacebar.

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#6

Its an odd size, I don’t know any right now. Just going to have a look around myself.

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