Have a mangled or broken ADB port on your keyboard or computer? While many times, the port may just need fresh solder, it is possible that something truly is broken.These are used and have been carefully removed and tested before and after to work.
This should work on every Apple external ADB keyboard, and appears to be identical to the one on the motherboard or logic board of the computer (Apple IIGS, Macintosh II/SE through Beige G3) as well.
Used to attach the keyboard or other ADB device such as a trackball.
This cable will work for Macintosh SE through early G3’s and the Apple IIGS.These 3′ coiled genuine Apple ADB cables may come with any of the following part numbers: 590-0361-A / 590-0361-B / 590-0616-A
The keyboard for the IIGS
Apple Desktop Bus Keyboard, A9M0330, 658-4081. This is the keyboard that came with the Apple IIGS. Complete keyboards are currently only available with purchase of an Apple IIGS here. They all started life looking like the second photo, but most now look like the next – SMK (Taiwan) on top and Alps (Japan) below).
While they look the same on the outside, there are two main differences that affect which key switch or key cap that you need. Pop off a keycap (not Caps Lock), if needed. Are the stems of your switches orange, salmon or white?
If your keyboard label say “Made in Japan”, it uses orange or salmon colored Alps switches. The keycaps are platinum colored top and bottom and longer keys use brown stabilizer bar clips. The 3 case screws always use a washer underneath the screw heads. The keyboard ROM may be socketed or soldered and the printing is facing the front of the keyboard. ROM may be 341-0232 or 341-0124. Key caps don’t really discolor, although the case, numeric keypad divider and space bar do.
If your keyboard label says “Made in Taiwan”, it uses white SMK switches. The keycaps are dark gray on the bottom and longer keys use white stabilizer bar clips. The 3 case screws may or may not use a washer under the screw heads. The socketed keyboard ROM, 341-0124 printing is facing the back of the keyboard. Key caps always discolor with rest of case.
I am not sure yet if the switches are interchangeable between Alps and SMK as I don’t have an SMK switch out yet. Judging by the bottom of the boards (second to last photo) the legs may be offset. The SMK switches were only used in this keyboard whereas the Alps switches were used in several – see note at the bottom.
While the keycaps may be interchangeable in a pinch, they don’t fit as nicely as the correct ones and the coloring may not match. Contact me if you need a keycap to check availability before you order.
- Bottom Case (includes feet whenever possible. Feet are really non removable – very thin pieces of rubber)
- Top Case
- Keypad divider
- Screws – sold individually. Note: Some have small heads and use a washer. Some have large heads and use a washer. Some Taiwan keyboards do not use a washer with the large head screws.
- Alps Key Switch (orange)*
- Alps Key Switch (salmon)*
- Alps Caps Lock Switch (cream)*
- Alps Key Caps (platinum bottom)***
- Alps Brown clips on the underside of the large keycaps for the stabilizer bar to slide into
- SMK Key Switch (white)
- SMK Caps Lock Switch (white)
- SMK Key Caps (dark gray bottom)***
- SMK White clips on the underside of the large keycaps for the stabilizer bar to slide into
- Return or Space Bar Post Receptacle*
- Base Stabilizer clips (black)*
- Space Bar Stabilizer Bar
- Reset Stabilizer Bar
- Shift, Return, 0, Enter Stabilizer Bar
- Control or Apple Stabilizer Bar
- Keyboard ROM 341-0124 or 341-0232
*These parts may be interchangeable with some IIc Plus, Apple Keyboard M0116, Extended Keyboard M0115, Extended Keyboard II M0312 or M3501.
***Contact me if you need a keycap to check availability before you order.
Macintosh II and SE to Beige G3
This is the first ADB (Apple Desktop Bus) mouse made for the Mac. Model number G5431 was introduced with the Macintosh II and SE. It will work on all Macs through the beige G3 and the Apple IIGS. The Apple IIGS mouse is identical except for the model number.
The last picture shows the two variations of this model number. The top and case look identical, the original is the one on the left with the black (or dark gray) mouse ball. The one on the right with the gray mouse ball is a later model. The gray ball is larger and they are not interchangeable.
Several Joystick flavors, all tested and working.
For Apple II, II+, IIe, IIc, IIc Plus and IIGS computers
A: “Analog Plus”, picture 2.
B: Apple, first picture. The one with gray buttons does have some silver paint on it.
C: “CH”, third picture.
D: “SunCom”, last picture
E: “CH”, third picture. Same as C, but has more “play” (area with no centering effect)
Color of joystick buttons and handles may vary.
Keyboard caps for your beige //e
The earliest ][e’s had white letter keycaps and then changed to black letters where it remained. On the surface, it is that simple. Underneath, however, there are some differences!
Visual differences, other than the white letters vs black, can be found on the underside of the black lettered caps. Some have little tabs hanging down on 1 or 2 sides, some are flat. Some are the same color of gray as the top of the cap, later ones are black. The shift, tab and delete keys may or may not have 2 or 3 positions underneath for fastening on to the switch. Some of these differences may not matter to you unless you are trying to keep your keyboard in the same style.
Usability differences include whether the Tab and Delete keys are offset or centered – this was the placement of these switches on the keyboard. All white lettered caps had offset Tab and Delete keys. All black bottom, black lettered caps have centered Tab and Delete keys. Gray bottom caps can be either and you have to determine it by looking at the underside of one or the other that remain on your keyboard.
The other major difference lies in the Caps Lock and Reset caps which were totally dependent on whether the keyboard used Alps or SMK AND long or short switches, so there are 4 variables for each of these 2 caps. They have recessed or extended stems inside these caps to bring them to the correct height. Please see the keyboard parts page to help you identify your switch type before ordering. These differences apply to both white and black lettered keycaps.
There are a few Quark caps available. The last photo shows the 3 surface difference between white letters, black letters and the caps for the platinum, extended keyboard found here. Also please keep in mind that all may have some degree of discoloration, most often seen on the spacebar.
Please Contact me with your needs and include the following information:
What Key Cap(s) you are looking for. A, B, C, etc.
White or black letters. Type of switches on your keyboard – ALPS or SMK, long or short.
If black letters: Color on the bottom of key cap
Key caps are $5.00 each. Please do NOT add to the cart until availability has been confirmed.
Keep the dust out!
A nice looking way to keep the dust out of your Apple IIe keyboard! This cover will not work with the extended keyboard on the Platinum //e (built in numeric keypad).
The last cover in stock does have more scratches than the one pictured and you can tell there was sticker in the center. So, pictures are representative and the one you receive will show a little more scratches.
Keyboard switches for your regular or beige IIe
The Apple IIe keyboard has 5 kinds of switches that I know of, Alps long or short stem, or SMK long or short stem. Mitsumi long stem switches have also been confirmed(see last photo and last paragraph). Short stem switches used adapters or spacers to bring them up to a certain height. To remain on the same plane, broken switches should ideally be replace with like kind.
The first Apple //e’s in 1983 (1982 motherboard) likely came with either of the two styles of short switches, or the Alps long switch. The //e’s from 1985 (1984 motherboard) and up will likely have the SMK long switches and certainly from 1987 (1986 motherboard). Of course that depends on if it has it’s original parts – someone may have replaced the entire keyboard.
Platinum //e keyboards use all black SMK switches and can be purchased here.
The easiest way to tell which switch you need is to remove a couple of different keycaps (to make sure that they all match in style). The stems on the switches are either round SMK (black or brown) or 3 sided Alps (usually cream colored). If there is a little spacer or adapter (black, brown, white or orange) left either on the switch or underneath the keycap, the switches are short.
SMK Brown stem switches with cream colored bases are low friction switches often used for the Spacebar and Shift keys. Tab, Control, Delete & Return may also use these.*There doesn’t seem to be any standardization on these switches even in Apple’s own documentation. Some may have been replaced with black switches over time, and of course you can do that as well.
The Caps Lock switch, Reset switch and brown stem switches are sold separately. Caps Lock switches and many other parts come only 1 per keyboard, so supply is always very limited.
The keyboard power light, space bar spring, space bar stabilization bar, stabilization bar clips, and reset spring (Alps only) are available here.
Notes: Some Apple ][ and ][ Plus, Apple ///, Macintosh M0110 and Numeric Keypads may also use the Alps long or short stem switches.
Update: Mitsumi switches have been confirmed as yet another long stem switch on the Apple IIe. They look similar to the Alps long stem, but are white in color, and the stem has 4 sides “+” while the Alps is cream colored and the stem has only 3 sides. The Mitsumi switches were also used on the Macintosh Extended Keyboard M0110A.
Lights, springs and more
The keyboard power light, space bar spring, space bar stabilization bar, stabilization bar clips, and reset spring (Alps only, early beige IIe’s) are available here. The platinum, extended //e keyboard has a different power light.
Replace your missing screws.
These screws are used for all Apple IIe’s, regular and Platinum, keyboards that are attached to the underside of the cover. Sold individually only.
The screws used on the early keyboards that are attached to the brackets on the base are the same as the brown case screws.
Caps for the Extended Keyboard IIe
The Platinum IIe with the extended keyboard not only had more keys (81) than a regular beige IIe (63), but they are also different keycaps. The caps are a different color – gray or platinum of course, and are dark gray on the bottom.
The bottom row of keys have a rounded top. The Return key spans 2 rows in a reverse L shape. The Solid Apple key is now called Option and moved to the left side of the shorter spacebar where is resides next to the Open Apple key (now a larger key). A couple of other keys also moved position.
As you can see from the pics (for illustration only), there can be discoloration on the caps, same as for the cases. Many of these IIe’s came to me with many mixed colors on the same keyboard! Most also had to have at least one switch replaced, so I did my best to match up coloring on these for the IIe’s for sale. I have remnants left over from several keyboards. The last photo shows all the different IIe model variations – white letters, black letters on dark gray caps from regular IIe models can be found here, and finally the platinum caps.
To do the best job of matching, it would be ideal if you mailed me an adjoining cap from your keyboard.
Contact me about which caps you are in need of and we’ll go from there. Caps are $5.00 each. Please DO NOT add to cart until your receive confirmation of specific key availability in a shade that will hopefully match yours.
*I also have some that have been retrobrighted – for a bit too long. They do look okay, but are definitely on the lighter side and did not come out evenly colored. Perhaps you have done the same thing and still need a cap or two. Contact me if interested in a photo of this set, and pricing.
Where does this thing go?
Keyboard clip for the Apple IIe Platinum extended keyboard only! I am not certain exactly what the purpose of this clip is, perhaps as a ground?
Replace that broken key switch!
Keyswitch or key switch for the Apple IIe.
This long SMK switch is used in all Platinum, or extended IIe keyboards. Please see this page for switches for the regular or beige IIe model.
The Caps Lock and Reset switches are sold separately and there are only 1 per keyboard of these. There is also a non movable post on a switch base to aid as a guide for the return key.
While similar to the Mouse IIe and the original Macintosh Mouse, the Mouse IIc, A2M4015 was made for the IIc. It has a beige button rather than gray. These mice models are all slightly different and may not work on other models.
The available mouse shown comes with the User’s Manual
Apple Model # A2M2070 (825-1375-A). This was the last model mouse made for the //e. DE 9 connector is 590-0369. This mouse will also work on the Apple ][, ][ Plus, Macintosh 128k, 512k and Plus. It may also work on the Apple //c, but not guaranteed – the //c is picky about it’s mice. Apple ][, ][ plus and //e require an interface card (not included). Mouse is in great condition and evenly colored.
Made for Mac!
Interex Computer Products, Model MAC-100a. Don’t care for the teardrop shape? This two button rectangular mouse looks and works great. Can be used on any Mac with an ADB keyboard port from the Macintosh II through the Beige G3 Power Mac. It can also be used on the Apple IIGS. Plug and play!