Need Apple IIe Missing Keys

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I recently got a 1982 Apple IIe for my retro computer collection. However it is currently missing 2 keys. I was wondering if someone has some extra keys from a broken one that they would be willing to donate. I will be happy to pay for shipping and the keys through paypal.

I am missing the number 2 key and the = key. They keys themselves work I just need the mushroom cap portion Smile

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Re: Need Apple IIe Missing Keys

if you want the key caps to stay firm on the key stems, you will need to replace the key switches. the '2' key steam appear to be broken, not sure about the '+/=" key.

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I did see that but I was going to just hack it with some filler and crazy glue Smile

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Re: Need Apple IIe Missing Keys

one other thing is that you might need a top-hat spacer between the key stem and the key cap. check your existing intact keys and see if there's a spacer between the key cap and key stem.

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dorkbert wrote:

one other thing is that you might need a top-hat spacer between the key stem and the key cap. check your existing intact keys and see if there's a spacer between the key cap and key stem.

I will have a look but so far I have not had one person offer to help me with even the user facing parts of the keys.

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Re: Need Apple IIe Missing Keys

Ogien wrote:

I recently got a 1982 Apple IIe for my retro computer collection. However it is currently missing 2 keys. I was wondering if someone has some extra keys from a broken one that they would be willing to donate. I will be happy to pay for shipping and the keys through paypal.

I am missing the number 2 key and the = key. They keys themselves work I just need the mushroom cap portion Smile

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Thank you for helping me restore my Apple

Have to look and see if I have that particular color set of key caps. Have a bunch of IIe machines in various stages of repair/disrepair. Give me a day or so I will let you know if I have them.
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Zan8675 wrote:

Have to look and see if I have that particular color set of key caps. Have a bunch of IIe machines in various stages of repair/disrepair. Give me a day or so I will let you know if I have them.
Zan

That would be great, thank you so much Smile

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Re: Need Apple IIe Missing Keys

you need to identify what type of keyboard you have (there's a reason to my line of questions.) Apple IIe had three or four different keyboard designs over the span of the ten years it was in production.

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I have a photo of the keyboard in my first post, is that good enough?

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can't tell based on your photo. pry off a key (carefully) and look. it'll be pretty obvious if there's a spacer or not.

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Re: Need Apple IIe Missing Keys

Howdy
I actually have iie key post switch assemblies for sale $5 a piece. Looks like you need two for a authentic restoration. Krazy glue will not work well. And wind up locking up the post. I can walk you through the switch assembly replacement. Also visit www.retromidwave.com.

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Re: Need Apple IIe Missing Keys

This is a 1982 version of the Apple IIe if that helps.

I still need the key caps for 2 and = keys if someone can help

Thank you,

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