We've found five different key switches used in the Apple IIe:
♦ ALPS with a short shaft;
♦ ALPS with a long shaft;
♦ SMR with a short shaft;
♦ SMK with a large shaft.
This listing is for the ALPS key switch with long shaft.
The difference between the ALPS and SMK key switch is fairly easy to distinguish. The ALPS has a squat, 3-armed " T " shaped shaft, yellowish in color. The SMK key switches are black with a black shaft with a full (4-armed) ┼ shape tip. The Mitsumi key switches have a white base and a black ┼ shaped (4-armed) shaft.
The difference between the two ALPS key switches, on the other hand, is difficult to distinguish without having one of each in front of you. Both long and short shafts have the same T-shaped shaft. The difference is in the sizes of the distal and proximal portions of the shaft. If the length of the distal and proximal portions are roughly the same, you have the short shaft version. If the proximal portion is larger than the distal portion, you have the long shaft version.
Please be sure to order the correct key switch for your keyboard!
S&H is $5.35/order + $0.10 for each additional after the first. So, if you think you might need several, or you simply want to have a few extra on-hand, it really pays to order them all at the same time!
Ships USPS FCM in a plastic container inside a bubble mailer.
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- Brand Apple
- Mfg Part # ENC-0707
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