[rescue]   Sun type 101a keyboard - where did Sun use this?

Mike Spooner mike.spooner.ux at gmail.com
Sat Jun 30 06:20:57 CDT 2018

Sun part number 320-1070 is worth Googling for - "Sun 101a". memoryx.com
sell them

-- Mike Spooner

--------- Original Message ---------
From: Jerry Kemp
To: rescue at sunhelp.org
Date: Sat Jun 30 07:11:29 GMT+01:00 2018
Subject: [rescue] Sun type 101a keyboard - where did Sun use this?
So a few weeks ago, I spilled a glass of pop in my Oracle type 7 USB
keyboard at $HOME, and, after I figure out I'm past the point
of recovery, I'm surfing Amazon looking for a replacement type 7 USB Unix

Amazon, IMHO, has one of the worst (internal) search engines I've ever
used, and more often than not, just turns up pages of all
kinds of stuff, none of it related to my search.

Anyway, my search turned up a hit for a Sun type 101a keyboard, and, when
initially discovered, did not have an actual picture, it
had some generic black keyboard. A search for Sun type 101a keyboards
really didn't turn up anything, aside from the originating
Amazon advertisement, so I wrote a note to the seller requesting he post
some pictures.

My personal knowledge of Sun keyboards are limited to type 3 thru type 7,
and their variants.

A few days later, the seller added some actual pictures of the keyboard.
Here is the actual advertisement, now with pics:


Interesting pictures. Aside from the Sun logo, it doesn't look like any
Sun keyboard I've ever encountered. that whole dual row of
11 keys on the left side of the keyboard are missing.

Regarding the connector, if this was an early keyboard, one that was well
before my time, I would have expected a 9-pin serial
connector. The picture is too dark for me to make out, but I suspect that
the (round) connector is not a PS/2, but the 8-pin DIN
connector used by Sun and Apple.

This is all just a "shot in the dark" on my part, although I am glad that
"DreamHardWare", the seller, posted some actual pictures.
I'm in need of a Type 7, Unix, USB keyboard, and would not fulfill my
needs regardless of price.

I'm just hoping someone might have some "back story" on the type 101a


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