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Old 23 July 2020, 10:21   #621
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I ordered Oct 2018 still no keyboard delivery.

@kipper2k do you know if the keycaps are made in China and that is the reason for delay, or is it still this slow soldering and testing of board process?

Whatever the holdup reason is, it would be great with another company blogupdate about it now.
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Old 23 July 2020, 10:34   #622
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Is there any way to get a replacement clip for the kb ribbon to the kb? the quality is excellent but i busted my clip recently installing a vampire on my A1200( i hate the ribbon solution on Amiga but of course nothing to do with your excellent solution as legacy) and im back to kb half working based on contact.
Or can we get models for 3d printing same?
You can buy those connectors new at Mouser electronics, part number 538-39-53-2315, right now 300 in stock, $9.17 if you only buy one.
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Old 24 July 2020, 15:38   #623
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k, i will phone him tomorrow
Kipper2k you offered to help me as being the sole designer of this keyboard yesterday and contacting AOTL on my behalf. Any news on the refund?
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Old 24 July 2020, 17:24   #624
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Kipper2k you offered to help me as being the sole designer of this keyboard yesterday and contacting AOTL on my behalf. Any news on the refund?

Yes,

You were sent it 2 days ago ?
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Old 25 July 2020, 23:25   #625
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i guess lack of a response means you received your refund
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Old 01 August 2020, 22:31   #626
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You can buy those connectors new at Mouser electronics, part number 538-39-53-2315, right now 300 in stock, $9.17 if you only buy one.
Thanks man but that doesnt look like the correct piece, its just the little plastic piece that clips into the ribbon holder with the ribbon to keep it in place.
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Old 03 August 2020, 05:03   #627
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Thanks man but that doesnt look like the correct piece, its just the little plastic piece that clips into the ribbon holder with the ribbon to keep it in place.
I may be wrong but I think you get the whole assembly as one part?
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Old 29 August 2020, 21:07   #628
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I’m still waiting on my A500 Keyboard. Pre-Ordered it in late November of 2018. Anybody else still waiting?
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Old 09 September 2020, 01:23   #629
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Mine finally shipped, praise be. October 22 2018 order, so either they randomly didn't like me much, or you're going to be waiting a while yet. Sorry.
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Old 20 September 2020, 18:52   #630
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For completeness sake I want to update that I recieved my keyboards, one white and one black a week ago. And as previously stated I ordered Oct 2018.

The inspection verdict so far is that it seems to be a great product. As a layman the keys and print seems just as good as Commodores or even better perhaps. The print of the letters seems better, although perhaps the keys are from a tad thinner plastic. The wobble of the keys seems on par with original Amiga keyboard.

The black keys are not really black but more of a anthracite color. It doesnt bother me that much, as soon there isnt direct light on the "black" keys they do appear almost black.

There seems to be a lot of features either available or for future versions, like controlling a kickstart switch and gotek. There is some sort of USB header and section for a PWM controller. I dont know at all about these features though.

I havnt been able to test my keyboards yet but I hope AOL has done a lot of quality testing on these. There is some scratch mark on the bottom of my black keyboard PCB but I dont think the traces has been cut. But that is how it arrived. The white keyboard has no scratchmarks at all on the pcb underside.
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Old 10 October 2020, 15:09   #631
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Just remembered that i had ordered one of these over a year a go. How about an update kipper2k, that where we @?
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Old 14 November 2020, 05:58   #632
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Anyone else still waiting for their new keyboard? I prepaid over a year ago and am still waiting. Any updates from Amiga on the Lake?
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Old 19 November 2020, 09:56   #633
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Anyone else still waiting for their new keyboard? I prepaid over a year ago and am still waiting. Any updates from Amiga on the Lake?
Still waiting. Order date is Jun 2019 for me. The last person who reported receiving theirs ordered in Oct 2018 so they are presumably still some months behind.
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Old 20 November 2020, 13:57   #634
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Anyone else still waiting for their new keyboard? I prepaid over a year ago and am still waiting. Any updates from Amiga on the Lake?
order back in Aug 2019. Still waiting.
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Old 03 December 2020, 04:21   #635
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I think I speak for many of us when I say I would very much appreciate some kind of update on this. It's been over six months since AOTL's last blog post, and it seems they haven't even finished the October 2018 orders? I've tried emailing them, but haven't gotten a response.

Has anybody who ordered in November or later received their boards yet?

I ordered in March 2019, so I know I'm a bit far back in the list, but I'd feel better if I knew the line was moving at all.
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Old 03 December 2020, 04:43   #636
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Order placed on Nov 7th 2018
On Oct 30 I sent an email asking for an ETA, and on the 31st Oct I received an answer back that it would ship out the week of 11/8 - 11/14. So I have been checking the USPS tracking and it has stayed in Pre-Shipment (not received by them) I sent an email on Nov 27 to get an update but no reply and have sent another email now. At this point I'm not hopeful I will see it this christmas (it was originally listed as coming christmas 2018)
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Old 03 December 2020, 06:11   #637
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AmigaBill on Twitch just got his two weeks ago and unboxed it on Stream 10 days ago He ordered two years ago

Kinda glad now that I didn't have the money at the time Though would still like one or similar to rebuild my A1200 with

Check out REPLAY: Commodore Amiga - TGS Joystick GIVEAWAY, Unboxing & Install of BRAND NEW Amiga Keyboard and Games! from AmigaBill on www.twitch.tv https://www.twitch.tv/videos/812574936?t=01h42m23s
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Old 06 December 2020, 23:10   #638
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Returned to this thread after i think a year and i'm really sad to read about the delays. I've been after a new keyboard for some time, but kind of glad i didn't order. Glad people have recieved their orders, really feel for the people still waiting
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Old 07 December 2020, 00:55   #639
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I don't mean to make excuses for anyone - because this undeniably sucks for everyone - but since I'm toying with the idea of dipping a toe in custom keyboard waters I've been reading a bit about other projects. I'm getting the impression they almost never run to schedule, and even keycap group buys that are well-organised by people experienced in the field seem to have lead times of 9 months to a year.

Communication is key, of course, and even just a bulk email to everyone saying "Oops, we've bitten off more than we can chew - this is going to take us longer than anticipated but bear with us" would have gone a long way to appeasing angry buyers and giving people realistic expectations, rather than making repeated unrealistic promises.
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Old 07 December 2020, 11:51   #640
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Couldn't agree more. When this thread was still in its early days, I was working on an A500 which I needed a keyboard for. I seriously toyed with the idea of investing money in to one of these new cherry keyboards. However I'm glad I didn't, there's no way I would have been happy waiting 2-3 years. I'm not sure what the order volume has been like. But custom projects can work out and meet reasonable deadlines. The Checkermate cases are a good example of a project organised well in my humble opinion.
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