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    Default WTB / Need TRS-80 Model 1 Keycaps

    I've got this Radio Shack TRS-80 Model 1 working after replacing a chip in the Video RAM.

    I'm missing three key caps. 'X, ':' and 'BREAK'. Anyone have some spares? Is there a TRS-80 Bone yard?

    Wonder if a model 4 keyboard can be a Donner? The break key would be the wrong color though. I believe the model 4 break key is white where the model 1 is black.

    TRS-80 Mode 1 Missing KeyCaps.jpg
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    KF7CRU @jhalbrecht @TheRetroWagon Looking for Solid State Music SB1 please DM me.
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    I sell them
    Attached is a photo showing the (2) types of keycaps for the Model 1.
    Can you remove a good keycap and take a photo so I can see which one you need
    I don't think you can use a Model 4 keyboard (check with Ian)

    If interested please contact me at my email address ======> JAYNEWIRTH@VERIZON.NET
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeModifed View Post
    I ordered up the three keys from Ian Mavric. Thanks for the link. $5/each plus $4 from Australia and $0.99 from PayPal I guess for currency conversion and funding.

    Ian says; "You can't use M4 key caps on this Model I. If you had a later Model I with the ALPS keyboard then you could use M4 key caps on it." Where M4 is the model 4 I asked about using as a donor.

    On twitter I learned;

    @abtnatural

    Replying to @theretrowagon
    Keys from a Model 4 won't work. Even keys from a later Model I won't work. It looks like both of your systems have the original TRS-80 keyboard, most easily identified by the 8-pointed asterisk (all later I/III/4 asterisks are 6-pointed).
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    KF7CRU @jhalbrecht @TheRetroWagon Looking for Solid State Music SB1 please DM me.
    http://www.theretrowagon.com/vcf-west-2017/

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    Another way to tell if its an ALPS, the @ will be smaller on the ALPS Model I vs the Cherry being bigger. Thats if you're looking at one online and cant pop it apart.

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    Default Keys installed

    Quote Originally Posted by jhalbrecht View Post
    I ordered up the three keys from Ian Mavric. T
    I received the keys and installed. Hooked it up with the expansion interface and the video monitor. Works!

    TRS-80 Model 1 With Expansion Interface.jpg

    Placed an ad for it on CraigsList and updated and enhanced my wiki page a bit.
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    KF7CRU @jhalbrecht @TheRetroWagon Looking for Solid State Music SB1 please DM me.
    http://www.theretrowagon.com/vcf-west-2017/

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