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mwin
July 23rd, 2013, 04:02 PM
Hello All,

I am trying to get two of my older systems completed and was wondering if anyone can help me out.
I need to know what is the original keyboard that came with the IBM 5170. What should I be looking for on ebay.
Second what was the original keyboard that came with an IBM ps/2.
Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You.

Compgeke
July 23rd, 2013, 05:24 PM
The keyboard you're looking for is an 84-key Model F, or Model F AT. I believe some also came with a Model M, but that would be later in their production.

The PS/2s generally came with a Model M, or a Model M Space Saver. The plain Model M is far more common and around 1/8 of the price of a space saver.

modem7
July 24th, 2013, 01:52 AM
I need to know what is the original keyboard that came with the IBM 5170.
See page 447 (PDF page 481) of the document [here (http://ptgmedia.pearsoncmg.com/imprint_downloads/informit/que/upgrading/fourteenth_edition/DVD/PCs10th.pdf)].

mwin
July 24th, 2013, 04:19 PM
Thanks everyone I found a 84-key Model F keyboard on eBay so that is now done. As far as the Model M, I have a IBM Keyboard that says "Part No. 71G4644" would that be the appropriate keyboard?

Stone
July 24th, 2013, 04:25 PM
Model F is an XT keyboard.

Part No. 71G4644 is that Lexmark crap that you don't really want (unless you're hard up).

mwin
July 24th, 2013, 04:32 PM
Sorry I got a Model F AT from eBay. What part number should I be looking for as far as the model M goes?

Stone
July 24th, 2013, 05:01 PM
I'm not sure of the part numbers overall although 139xxxx is surely good. You can also go by date and I think it was after 1991 when Lexmark took over Model M production. You can check on that or someone here will know the exact date.