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WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:22 pm
by Encolpius
Hello people,

I today came into possession of a Mega STE sans keyboard. Anyone got a Mega ST, Mega STE, or TT keyboard laying about that I could buy off them?

I live in East Anglia.

Re: WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:00 pm
by stephen_usher
The TT/MSTE keyboards are extremely rare.

An Eiffel unit plus PS/2 keyboard may be easier to get hold of.

Re: WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:04 pm
by Encolpius
I have an Eiffel (it came in the bag of tricks with the wires and such) and my parts box has an older mechanical USB keyboard in it. However I don't have a PS/2 to USB adapter.

Does the Eiffel work with a USB keyboard that can also use a "block" type PS/2 adapter?

Re: WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:14 pm
by Icky
Encolpius wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:04 pm
I have an Eiffel (it came in the bag of tricks with the wires and such) and my parts box has an older mechanical USB keyboard in it. However I don't have a PS/2 to USB adapter.

Does the Eiffel work with a USB keyboard that can also use a "block" type PS/2 adapter?
Yes the Eiffel does work with the PS/2 to usb adaptors. I did do a project a while back where I replaced the PS/2 sockets on the Effiel with USB ones

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Re: WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:57 pm
by Encolpius
Okay, so I got everything set up, only the keyboard and mouse don't work with the Eiffel that came with. The Eiffel doesn't even light up; it just sits there like two penneth o' daft.

Am I being really stupid and forgetting that I need to plug it in with some sort of power cable or what?

If so, what cable do I need because I don't recognise it at all.

Re: WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:02 pm
by PhilC
Post a pic of what you have as there are a few different varieties of Eiffel.

Re: WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:05 pm
by Encolpius
It looks just like this one:

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Re: WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:37 pm
by Encolpius
Okay, I've made it work with this Eiffel but it's the wire that's problematic. One of the connectors on it is badly corroded and sometimes it'll stop working and/or mess up the keyboard map and require me to jiggle it in the slot until it makes proper contact again.

Re: WANTED - Mega ST(E) or TT Keyboard.

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:04 pm
by PhilC
You might be able to remove some of the corrosion with a bit of IPA, although not a long term solution obviously.