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How to fix a programmable Northgate keyboard

After my earlier post about Northgate keyboard repair it occurred to me that this information might be useful. I don’t think it can be found anywhere else on the Web. Note that in the following slideshow (showing the repair of … Continue reading

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Northgate keyboard repair

The best computer keyboards ever made (even when compared to the original IBM model M keyboards) were the Northgate Omnikey keyboards.  They were heavy keyboards built like tanks, featuring buckling spring key-switches notable for their distinctive clicking as you typed.  These were real … Continue reading


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