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Keyboard–switch database Cherry MX Black variant: typical


Switch Cherry MX Black
Manufacturer Cherry

Created by Daniel on 2015-10-25


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1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005

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
Filco FKB-91JP None Cherry MX Brown
Cherry MX Black (space bar)
0007002436 mousefan.telcontar.net
FK-777 (Focus) 1985 (IC) Cherry MX Black deskthority.net Not a lot of information here, as the back of the keyboard was omitted.
Chicony KB-5182 1989 (IC) Cherry MX Black 99026656 KB-5161F/5162F CHERRY SW REV-A, 32-5161-C001 geekhack.org
Wyse 900840-01 1991 (IC) Cherry MX Black 4AHJ1710453 SK-8875 mousefan.telcontar.net
Cherry with PN G80-2500HAU/02 1991 (label) Cherry MX Black 283 D31 utensilia.tk
Grass Valley Group 151-KEYBOARD 1991 (IC)
1992 (PCB)
Cherry MX Black 51251P
51714 (int.)
klikkyklik.wordpress.com Oh boy, this is complicated. It was made for Grass Valley Group by TG3, and made for TG3 by Cherry. The controller appears to be dated 1984 or 1987 and another chip is copyright 1988, but the Motorola SN74LS373N is dated 9125, so I am taking this IC date as it ties in with the reported date of manufacture.

There are also two internal part numbers: KBA-G7027D (presumably Cherry) and EA-2191-03 (TG3), and two serial numbers: 51714 (inside) and the strangely very similar 51251P (outside).
Wyse K/B,PCE,U.S 1992 (IC)
1993 (PCB)
1993 (case)
Cherry MX Black 407W3204752 980132-02 REV A4 kbd.rzw.jp Case appears to bear Minguo year 82 (1993).
Cherry MX 3700 1996 (IC)
1997 (PCB)
1997 (label)
Cherry MX Black
Cherry MX Black (LED) (lock)
G 008107 J17 deskthority.net
Cherry MX 1000 1999 (label) Cherry MX Black G 383640 L16 utensilia.tk
Cherry MX 3000 USB 0N 2003 (label) Cherry MX Black
Cherry MX Linear Grey (space bar)
C 00072 P11 kbd.rzw.jp
Cherry MX 3000M 2003 (label) Cherry MX Black C 043385 P42 utensilia.tk
Cherry MX 3700 2005 (label) Cherry MX Black G 000914 R17 601-1979 K01-5010 kbd.rzw.jp