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Trident
October 2nd, 2008, 07:29 AM
I have a keyboard I have been asked to repair in quantity. It is a Industrial Data Technologies P/N 92-00132-06. It is attached to a Westinghouse 2500 system. Anyone know how might have spare parts for this unit?

We deal with legacy equipment all the time but this one has stumped us.

Thank you,

Mike

Druid6900
October 2nd, 2008, 11:06 AM
What parts are you looking for?

MikeS
October 2nd, 2008, 03:34 PM
Pictures? Close-up or two?

m

Terry Yager
October 2nd, 2008, 03:50 PM
What kind of key switches does it use?

--T

Trident
October 3rd, 2008, 05:46 AM
Well it is about a 1/2 inch diameter. Clear plastic on one side with a foil sheet on the other. Green porus foam in-between those two. it is about 1/4 inch tall.

Thanks for at least trying. I have been unable to find anyone who even knows anything about this keyboard let alone be able to provide some parts.

Terry Yager
October 3rd, 2008, 08:42 AM
Sorry I can't help much, I have a Keytronics board for my Dimension 68K in my repair queue right now myself. There was a thread in these forums a while back discussing this matter. I'll do a search and see if I can dig it up again.

[Later]

Aha! Here it is:

http://www.vintage-computer.com/vcforum/showthread.php?t=4494&highlight=Keytronics


--T

Druid6900
October 3rd, 2008, 12:27 PM
Well it is about a 1/2 inch diameter. Clear plastic on one side with a foil sheet on the other. Green porus foam in-between those two. it is about 1/4 inch tall.

Thanks for at least trying. I have been unable to find anyone who even knows anything about this keyboard let alone be able to provide some parts.

We really DO need some pictures to be able to help here. The keyboard may be a rebadged common unit that someone will recognize.

Must of the stuff that I sell goes to large companies that, for some reason or another, have some legacy equipment that they have to keep running.

rusty15
October 25th, 2008, 05:13 AM
Trident,

I am familiar with some W2500 hardware and peripherals (which our power plant no longer uses). If you could elaborate - is this a keyboard used with a video terminal or a printer, or is it part of a turbine control systems display panel?

This must be a pretty rare system to still be in service. Let me know what type of system this is (turbine control, Proteus, Progen, etc..)

Regards, Rusty15

channelmaniac
October 26th, 2008, 09:01 AM
Sounds like a capacitive keyswitch instead of the kind that has metal contacts to bridge the connection.

mbbrutman
October 26th, 2008, 10:14 AM
Yes, and the foam on those Keytronic keyboards disintegrates over time. There was a company (Mil-Key?) that has the replacement foam, but it is expensive to rebuild a keyboard .. last I checked it would have been over $50 US per keyboard just for the foam.