azog wrote:Are the keyboards on the Mega ST the same as the Mega STe (and TT)?
Did try to search, but really didn't find a concrete answer. The pinouts here (http://www.allpinouts.org/index.php/Key ... _MEGA_ST(e)/TT) suggest they are the same, but I would rather know for certain if they are indeed interchangeable.
MRAtari wrote:the Mega ST keyboard is totally indestructable and can be repaired whatever the fault, key switches that can be replaced individually, proper PCB (which is why it's so heavy)
the mega ste/tt types are terrible and fail very easily usually the mylar or the key stems snap as they are so flimsy, terrible terrible quality
1st1 wrote:Anyhow, the best thing you might can do is getting an interface for PC keyboard and then use a modern PS/2 keyboard.
joska wrote:1st1 wrote:Anyhow, the best thing you might can do is getting an interface for PC keyboard and then use a modern PS/2 keyboard.
Why would you switch to a keyboard with the wrong layout? The OP is lucky enough to have a MSTE keyboard, that's by far the best option for any ST/Falcon
1st1 wrote:That's a point what we can discuss endless.... If one uses PCs regulary, and only sometimes an Atari, or returns back to Atari after a long absence, a PC keyboard is a good thing as one is no more familary with the nonstandard Atari layout.
What's a "nonstandard Atari layout"?
1st1 wrote:The ATARI keyboard layout is not industry standard. Industry standard is the 102 key PC keyboard, also like AMIGA , Acorn Archimedes and Apple computers are using (almost) it.
1st1 wrote:For example the position of the Caps Lock and the Control key on the Atari keyboard is ugly.
Dark Willow wrote:So it's horses for courses really, whatever works for you is best for you.
DarkLord wrote:I think the original Mega ST's keyboard
1st1 wrote:All these keyboards from 520, 1040, Mega-St, M-STE/TT and Falcon share the same keyboard processor and key layout. So they are totally interchangeable between these machines. The best quality keyboard is the one from Mega ST as it is the only one of them using Cherry keyboard modules.
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