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WTB: New Old Stock (NOS) NMB T60, T61, X60, X61 Keyboard

#1 Post by jcdbm » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:01 am

Hi, I am looking to buy a New Old Stock (NOS) NMB T60 or T61 keyboard. I'd like to avoid Alps and Chicony because I can get those on my own. I'm looking for a keyboard in new or near new / mint condition, and I am willing to pay a bit for a confirmed NMB newer keyboard. I am not interested in used ones with any shine or defects, any reproductions, etc. Please PM me here (slow response) or email at jcdbm2040@pm.me (quicker) if you have a spare you'd like to sell. I am located in USA West Coast and use the US English layout.

* Also looking for X60 or X61 keyboard
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Re: WTB: New Old Stock (NOS) NMB T60 or T61 Keyboard

#2 Post by atagunov » Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:28 am

Count me in! If there's a source for such keyboards I might be interested to know as well, same for *20 series. It's not like I need one now but I'd like to know if there's a way to get them.
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Re: WTB: New Old Stock (NOS) NMB T60, T61, X60, X61 Keyboard

#3 Post by H-Atkinson » Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:50 pm

I hate to break it to you but the ship for NOS NMB keyboards sailed long ago. At this point, the only way I can get them is buy buying up for-parts machines on eBay that are in good cosmetic condition and hoping one has an NMB board in it.
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Re: WTB: New Old Stock (NOS) NMB T60, T61, X60, X61 Keyboard

#4 Post by atagunov » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:50 am

..at the risk of de-railing the topic a little, are keycaps swappable between *20 Chicony and NMB?
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Re: WTB: New Old Stock (NOS) NMB T60, T61, X60, X61 Keyboard

#5 Post by RealBlackStuff » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:45 pm

No.
NMB, Chicony and Alps each have different keys, they only LOOK alike from above.
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Re: WTB: New Old Stock (NOS) NMB T60, T61, X60, X61 Keyboard

#6 Post by jcdbm » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:00 pm

H-Atkinson wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:50 pm
I hate to break it to you but the ship for NOS NMB keyboards sailed long ago. At this point, the only way I can get them is buy buying up for-parts machines on eBay that are in good cosmetic condition and hoping one has an NMB board in it.
Luckily, (I believe) I found an NMB keyboard on eBay, one where the mechanism form an X-like pattern vertically. Brand new as well, in the original Lenovo box. I promptly donated to Goodwill what I think were my Chicony keyboards, ones where the switches are horizontal, key caps matte, key travel very mushy. The legends were true -- I saw for myself that it really was a night and day difference between NMB and Chicony.

I am cleaning this keyboard obsessively, and will be using it a lot less once I get a new ThinkPad.
I think this topic can be closed now that I have finished my search.

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