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Keyboard–switch database Alps SKCL Lock


Manufacturer Alps
Series SKCL
Type Latching

Created by Daniel on 2015-10-22; modified by Daniel on 2016-03-04


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1984 1985 1986 1987

Warning: Please note that the timeline must not be trusted until a statistically significant number of data points are present.


Model Year(s) Switches Serial PCB codes Reference Notes
Apple M0116 None Alps SKCM Salmon
Alps SKCL Lock (grey; L:Y) (lock)
Apple Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard (658-4081) None Alps SKCM Orange (SP:?, L:Y)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
SPC KB-5170 None Alps SKCM Blue (unknown)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
imgur.com The keyboard has no model, but the Chicony OEM product details are clearly visible on one of the feet; using that as the model number for now.
Magnavox VideoWRITER keyboard (VideoWRITER keyboard) None Alps SKCM Brown
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
Alps SKCL Compact (function row)
Mindset M-1002 1984 (IC) Alps SKCL Green (no LED; SP:?, L:N)
Alps SKCL Cream (no LED; SP:?, L:N) (space bar)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
42Y00942 (int.)
12KC353B www.flickr.com Alps provided only the keyboard PCB. The interface PCB ICs are dated to 1983, but the sockets are from 1984, so this year is logged instead.
Apple M0116/M0118 (M0116) 1987 (IC) Alps SKCM Orange (SP:LW, L:N)
Alps SKCL Lock (cream; L:N) (lock)
kbtalking.cool3c.com Serial number reads something like “387689”