Re: PET/CBM 4008 Keyboard $$$$

From: Jim Brain <>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 12:12:15 -0600
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On 11/28/2012 2:13 AM, Anders Carlsson wrote:
> Jim Brain wrote:
>> I *might* be able to fix, but it looks like each keycap has a small 
>> dowel rod in it, and many of those (and the springs) are gone.
> I think you might be able to source replacement parts from members on 
> this list or other forums, but of course the question is what is the 
> market value, i.e. how much would the moving company or insurance 
> company have to pay up to get the same parts. While we might not 
> capitalize on eachother, I suppose that whenever a business would ask 
> for vintage parts, many of us would consider a different pricing so 
> your $75 estimate probably is in line with that.

They'll no doubt call, as many of the items in the list I sent to them 
are hard to explain (they didn't box 4 of the SXes, so there are deep 
scratches on the cases, etc.), so I can discuss the repair/replacement 
of the KB with them at that time.

Mainly I needed a good estimate to start the ball rolling, as you can't 
submit paperwork without some number.  But, if someone has a graphics KB 
lying around that will fit a 40XX machine, please let me know.  And, if 
I find that, if someone needs keycaps for a 40XX GFX KB, let me know, as 
I will evidently have a whole KB of them :-)
> Good luck!
I've generally had good luck with moving companies in this area. Damage 
during a move is not an "if", but a "how much", given that we have so 
much stuff (too much, but that's a story I am sure we all can tell)

> Anders Carlsson
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Jim Brain

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