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About

Shark's IBM Stuff is my project to host my IBM and Lenovo collection online, providing resources and information helpful those also interested in IBM, Lenovo, or any affiliated companies products such as their keyboards or computer systems!

Motivations

Let me be frank - this started as purely a project for me to test my technical skills with PHP and MySQL. I decided on the topic of IBM/Lenovo since that's one of my biggest current passions, so my ThinkPad and keyboard collection was used as a scenario to test a PHP library I am developing to help speed up the development of websites. Eventually, I realised there is a lack of centralised information for IBM keyboards specifically so I've decided to take the project somewhat seriously from November 2019 onwards. Maybe I'll even make a half-decent web design in the future...

My current goals are to build a second source database for documentation/resources, a database of known IBM/Lenovo keyboards and ThinkPads, tools and galleries for identifying ThinkPads and keyboards, diagrams for different connectors and tools used in modding IBM keyboards, and modding guides such as internal Soarer's conversions for different IBM keyboards.

Me

As above should insinuate, I'm a programmer of course.

I'm just a guy in his twenties from Wales, a little but beautiful part of the UK where valleys and sheep dominate the landscape. I'm a qualified computer games developer currently studying a Masters in Research in Computer Science. I spend my time playing around with the Unity game engine, .NET Framework (C#/WPF), TBB, and full-stack web development for Linux with PHP and MySQL. My specialisations are physics programming and visualisation.

When I'm not working or playing around with my IBM gadgets, I'm typically enjoying an episode of Star Trek or Stargate along with a bottle of violet gin and lemonade, watching my favourite YouTubers surrounding tech and electronics, reading about space exploration and naval history, or rocking out to Metallica!

Since August 2020, I am a moderator for the r/ModelM subreddit, and you can also catch me on deskthority and geekhack.

Contact Me: Suggestions & Corrections

I am always open to suggestions and notices about incorrect data, grammar or spelling! If you have such a suggestion or noticed something wrong, feel free to get in touch with me via email ([email protected]) or via Reddit (u/SharktasticA). Suggestions will only be considered if they are relevant to this website and its content.

General Disclaimer

This website is not endorsed, sponsored, or affiliated with International Business Machines Corporation, Lenovo Group Limited, Lexmark International, Inc., Unicomp, or any other company that is mentioned on this website. Shark's IBM Stuff is a non-profit website, and any copyrighted content is included under the legally-acknowledged terms of "fair dealing" and no copyright infringement is intended.

Third-Party Content

I strive to ensure that all information hosted on this website is as correct as it could be, but because I am neither an IBM, Lexmark, Unicomp, or Lenovo etc. employee, I cannot ensure the accuracy of any piece of supposedly factual information considering such information is derived from secondary sources in what is believed to be public domain. As such, the information could be inaccurate due to human error, vandalism of sources, or speculation. If you find any piece of information that you feel is blatantly wrong or misleading, feel free to contact me via [email protected] about the issue with a source to back your correction up!

Third-party images are occasionally used throughout this website, with every occurrence receiving credit and a link to the original source towards the bottom of the page they are hosted on. Should the credits be missing, inaccurate, or as a particular image's author you wish to have your image removed, please contact me via [email protected] to discuss the situation.

Specifically for the Documents page...

PDFs listed on the Documents page are all believed to be in public domain. This website does not claim ownership of such documents nor provides warranty for damages incurred by using the contents of such documents. If you are an author of one or more of the documents and you wish to have the content removed, please contact me via [email protected] to discuss the situation.

Sources

Keyboard part numbers

Source
Keyboards found
Link
IBM 5291 Display Station Parts Catalog (#S131-0635-0) [bitsavers]
IBM 5291 Display Station Keyboard Assembly (F Bigfoot)
EMEA - IBM 3180 Display Station (#ENUS3180) [IBM]
IBM 3180 Display Station APL Keyboard Element (F122)

IBM 3180 Display Station Keyboard Element (F122)
IBM 3180 Display Station Models 1 and 2 Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#184-040) [IBM]
IBM 3180 Display Station Keyboard Element (F122)

IBM 3179/3180 Display Station Data Entry Keyboard Element (F122)

IBM 3180 Display Station Data Entry Keyboard Element (F122)
IBM Hardware Maintenance Service Manual - 5150/5155/5160 Service Parts Catalog Section (#6280087) [minuszerodegrees.net]
IBM Portable Personal Computer Keyboard (F/XT Portable)

IBM Personal Computer AT Keyboard (F/AT)

IBM Personal Computer Keyboard (F/XT)
IBM 3205 Color Display Console Maintenance Information (#SY18-2121-1) [bitsavers]
IBM 3205 Color Display Console Keyboard Unit (F122)

IBM 3205 Color Display Console Keyboard Unit (M122 Type I)
IBM Store Systems Part Catalog (#S131-0097-09) [Infania Networks]
IBM 4683/4684 Alphanumeric POS Keyboard (M/AT ANPOS)
IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Brief Description, Charges, and Availability (#187-132) [IBM]
IBM 3151 ASCII Display Station Keyboard (M)
IBM Personal System/2 Model 60 Brief Decription of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#ZG87-4005) [IBM]
IBM Enhanced Keyboard (M)
IBM InfoWindow 3471 Display Station Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#189-096) [IBM]
IBM 3471 InfoWindow Enhanced Keyboard (M)

IBM 3471 InfoWindow Display Station Typewriter Keyboard (M122 Type III)

IBM 3471 InfoWindow Display Station Typewriter Keyboard (Other)
IBM Laptop L40SX - Parts Listing (#PFAN-3QX835) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM PS/2 L40SX Keyboard Assembly (M3)
The IBM PS/2 Model L40 SX system (8543-A44) and Features (#ZG91-0105) [IBM]
IBM Numeric Keypad for IBM PS/2 L40SX (M3)
IBM 3153 InfoWindow II Marketing Reference Guide (US) (#G520-9415-02) [bitsavers]
IBM 3153 InfoWindow II Color ASCII Display Station Keyboard (M2)
IBM PC Server 310 - FRU-P/N Cross Reference (EMEA) (#JBAR-3WDP8W) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM Enhanced Keyboard with Quiet Touch (M)
IBM Industrial Computer Feature Enhancements and Additions (#ZG92-0306) [IBM]
IBM Industrial Space Saving Keyboard (M/SSK Industrial)
IBM 4694 POS Terminal Model 001 Brief Description of Announcement, Charges, and Availability (#193-150) [IBM]
IBM Retail POS Keyboard (M7)

IBM Retail POS Keyboard w/ Card Reader (M7/MSR)

IBM Retail POS Keyboard w/ Card Reader and Display (M8)

IBM Retail ANPOS Keyboard w/ Card Reader (M9)

IBM Modifiable Layout Keyboard (M11)
IBM ThinkPads 340x, 355x, 360x, 370x, 700x, 701x, 720x, 750x and 755x Hardware Maintenance Manual (#S82G-1502-03) [IBM]
IBM ThinkPad 701x TrackWrite Keyboard Assembly (M6-1/ThinkPad)

IBM Space Saver Keyboard (M4-1)

IBM Space Saver Numeric Keypad (M4-1)

IBM KeyPad III (M6-1/ThinkPad)
IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 Hardware Maintenance Manual (#30H2383) [ibmfiles]
IBM ThinkPad Power Series 850 Keyboard Assembly (M6-1/ThinkPad)
IBM Space Saver Keyboard - Product Overview (#VLAR-3Z5GNH) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM Space Saver Keyboard (M4-1)
IBM ThinkPads 600 and 600E Hardware Maintenance Manual (#S10L-9619-03) [IBM]
IBM ThinkPad 560Z/600/600E/600X Keyboard Assembly (M6-1/ThinkPad)
IBM Space Saver II Keyboard - Product Overview (#MIGR-487PPW) [Blue Box Systems]
IBM Space Saver II (Other)
Options by IBM: TrackPoint USB Space Saver Keyboard (KPH0035) Hardware Announcement (#101-140) [IBM]
IBM TrackPoint USB Space Saver Keyboard (Other)
IBM NetVista Hardware Maintenance Manual Types 6826, 8317, 8318, and 8319 (#59P7580) [IBM]
IBM Preferred Pro Keyboard (Other)
Keyboard and mice accessories - ThinkCentre M55 (type 6487, 8012, 8794, 8798, 8802, 8806, 8811, 8816) / M55p (type 6487, 8012, 8794, 8798, 8802, 8806, 8811, 8816) (#PD010077) [Lenovo]
IBM Preferred Pro Keyboard (Other)
Keyboard accessories - IBM 1U 17-Inch Flat-Panel Monitor Console Kit (#800692) [IBM]
IBM PS/2 Travel Keyboard with UltraNav (M6-1/ThinkPad)
Lenovo USB Numeric Keypad (KU-9880) - Overview (#PD010666) [Lenovo]
Lenovo USB Numeric Keypad (Other)
Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Keyboard (SK-8825) - Service parts (#PD002412)
Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Keyboard (Other)
IBM 1U 17-inch and 19-inch Flat Panel Console Kits Product Guide (#TIPS0731) [Lenovo]
IBM UltraNav USB Keyboard (M6-1/ThinkPad)
Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (SK-8855) - Service parts (#PD000902) [Lenovo]
Lenovo ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (M6-1/ThinkPad)
Overview - IBM Ultra-Nav Keyboards for IBM System x (#807782) [IBM]
IBM Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device USB (M6-1/ThinkPad)
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand (EBK-209A) - Service Parts (#PD025884) [Lenovo]
Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet 2 Bluetooth Keyboard with Stand (AccuType)
Lenovo ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (KU-1255) - Overview and Service Parts (#PD026745) [Lenovo]
Lenovo ThinkPad Compact USB Keyboard with TrackPoint (AccuType)
Lenovo 1U 18.5-inch Standard Media Console Product Guide (#TIPS1048) [Lenovo]
Lenovo UltraNav Keyboard USB (M6-1/ThinkPad)

IBM Keyboard with Integrated Pointing Device USB (M6-1/ThinkPad)
https://www.modelfkeyboards.com/
Model F Labs F62 Model F Keyboard (F62)

Model F Labs F77 Model F Keyboard (F77)
Overview for Lenovo Essential Wired Keyboard and Mouse Combo (SK-8823) (#ACC100326)
Lenovo Slim USB Keyboard (Other)
Lenovo ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint (KT-1255) - Overview and Service Parts (#PD026744) [Lenovo]
Lenovo ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard with TrackPoint (AccuType)

Other

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