Date last revised 07/29/21

Due to the complexity of filing NYS Sales Tax, I will no longer do repairs or sales in NYS

Northgate Keyboard Repair

Northgate Keyboards

OmniKey 101's, 102's, Ultra T's, Ultra Plus's, and Ultra's

Similar keyboards with Alps or Alps type switches
MCK142 Pro, Zenith, Dell, Focus keyboards (clicky switch)

New addition to keyboards for sale

Changes 06/13/2014

Cherry switch keyboards added.

I can do limited refurbing of keyboards that have Cherry switches.  I can refurb, clean and replace switches only.

I do not have any other parts for the various brands of keyboards that use Cherry switches.  No key caps or any internal parts available.

This is strictly for refurbing and switch replacement only.

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Starting Friday 11/15/13

This is to say thanks for your military service past and present.

Anyone currently serving in the military or a veteran who furnishes me with documentation

proving service will receive a 10% discount on there repair including  parts, but does not 

include new accessories or shipping charges.  This is for one keyboard only.

This applies to repairs only, not new accessories or keyboards.

If you do not have your discharge paper DD214, military discharge or military ID card

go to this web address for documentation.

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Hours of operation
8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Monday through Saturday

Repair Technician
Bob Tibbetts  



This is for a complete cleaning and repair of a Northgate keyboard, any model and other brands that have Alps switches.

Would you like to have your Northgate look like the keyboards pictured below? I will disassemble your keyboard, clean the inside, wash keycaps and all plastic parts, test all key switches and replace if necessary. Your keyboard will look and act like new again. I can sometimes fix motherboards, but not chips, etc.

 I have been refurbing and repairing Northgate keyboards for over 20 years now. 

Yellow, Orange discolored Keyboard tops
Thanks to a couple of customers that sent me a link to a formula to take out the "Orange, Yellowish color of some Northgate keyboards, I can now take out most of the discoloration of these keyboards. It is very slow and takes numerous applications of the solution and requires a bright sunny day to work. I have not tried keycaps as I think it will be to tedious and expensive. To do the keyboard top, the cost is $30.00

Northgate Warranty

My work is guaranteed. If you have any problem or another switch goes bad other than what we repaired or replaced in the first 30 days, ship it back and I will repair it, at no charge for the labor, there will be a charge for any new parts needed.

You pay the shipping to me and I will pay the return shipping.

The keyboard has to be returned in the original packing or there will be a charge for new packaging.

Warranty policy update 12/12/2009

From 45 to 90 days, any switches replaced will be $6.00 each installed plus return shipping and packaging if needed.

90 days to 180 days any switches replaced will be $12.00 each installed plus return shipping and packaging if needed.

The base charge for cleaning and repair is $60.00 for any model of Northgate keyboard, except Dvorak layout and Evolution's.  For Dvorak layout and Evolution's add $10.00 After diagnostics, if you decide against the repair, there will be $10.00 minimum charge.
If the repair is less than $25.00 the charge will be the minimum of $25.00
If a keyboard is excessively dirty like the before and after 102, there will be a $10.00 surcharge, If it like the dirty 101 the surcharge will be $20.00.  
Any parts needed are an extra charge. Shipping is not included.

On any 101P's, 102P's, Ultra TP's, Ultra's, Avant Prime's and Avant Stellar's I will remove the bad programming chip at NC if I'm refurbing the keyboard.

I will ship back to you by UPS ground insured. Shipping costs will be actual cost plus $6.00 for packaging / handling,
multiple keyboards are $3.00 extra for packaging. (Packaging includes the box, foam pouch and anti static peanuts)

Any keyboards repaired and not paid within 60 days of the repair will be considered
abandoned and will be sold for the repair cost.

I can make the following:

Internal cables for Ultras
Cord receptacle and internal cable for all removable cord OmniKeys

Programmable Northgates

If you have a programmable Northgate, a non dip switch model, I can clean it and replace switches. If it is locking up, it is caused by a bad Bios chip. There is a fix, e-mail me and I will tell you how to fix the problem.

A video done by a customer on the chip removal from an Evolution

Get this neat utility for your programmable Northgate that will allow key swapping on Windows Systems

SharpKeys at

Your Northgate will work with USB. I have the adapters and cables in stock.
Not all USB adapters are compatible with Northgates and the new P4 computers.
Single Port USB adapters
Three Port USB adapters, PS2 Mouse & Keyboard inputs
6" m/f USB Extender cables
Other USB Cable lengths available.
Assorted ends for Cameras and Printers available.
AT/PS2 adapters
6' & 10' PS2 m/m cables for Northgate keyboards

PayPal or Credit cards accepted for payment.

The keyboard must be shipped to me packaged and insured. I will not be responsible for damage from shipping.

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                                                       05/20/21  Check for latest quantities, changing daily. 


                                                 0   Evolutions without Touch Pad 

                                                  0   Evolutions with Touch Pad

                                                  4   101-I's  

                                                  2   101-N's 

                                                  0   101P   AT cable & AT/PS2 adapter,                                                      

                                                  0   101's  

                                                  0   102's  AT/XT  Hard wired 

                                                  7   102's  AT/XT  Removable Cable   4 of these are in almost new condition, slightly yellow. 

                                                  5   102  8 switch  1 of these are in almost new condition, slightly yellow. 

                                                 0   102 Gold Label blue switch in good condition, slightly yellow  

                                                 1   102 Gold Label white switch

                                                  7   102 newer style similar to 101's with Logo door  

                                                  0   102 newer style similar to 101's with Logo door in near new condition.

                                                 0   102P   "        "         "        "    "       no dip switches

                                                 5   Ultra T    

                                                  0   Ultra T in almost new condition

                                                 0   Ultra TP

                                                 7   Plus's 

                                                 0   Plus with a very low serial #, one of the first produced.

                                                 3   Ultra's 

                                                 0   Ultra in near new condition  

                                                 0  Ultra's newer Logo Style


                              Hardwired keyboards come with an AT/PS2 adapter, reproduced manual and a ring key puller.
No manuals with any P model, only an AT/PS2 adapter and a ring key puller                                                          

                All removable cable models come with a new 6' straight PS2 cable reproduced manual and a ring key puller. 

                                                                     101, 102, Ultra T, Plus, Ultra


                                                  0   Addison (similar to Evolution without Glide Point) White Alps

                                                 0   New Wang 725-3770  With Black Alps  See Pictures below.  Black Alps

                                                 0    Siig MiniTouch new in box.  White Alps switches 

                                                                              2   Majestic Similar to MiniTouch keyboard with Cherry switches 

                                                 0    Avant Prime

                                                14  Avant Stellar  (Putty)  New looking. 

                                                 0   Avant Stellar  (Black)

                                                 0    MCK142 Pro  White Alps

                                                  1    Beltron 0K-100M  mechanical switch similar to Alps, see picture below, Alps type switch

                                                  0    Chicony KB-5181  Alps Switches

                                                  1    Dell QuietKey (Black Alps switch) similar to a 101P, refurbished 

                                                  1    Dell QuietKey (Black Alps switch) new in box 

                                                  0    Focus 2001  blue Alps switches, refurbished

                                                  0    Focus 2001 refurbished

                                                  0    Focus 2000 Plus White Alps

                                                  1    Focus FK-7000P new in box, White Alps switches 

                                                  2    FKB4725  new in box, mechanical switch similar to Alps 

                                                  0    Raytron K108  new in box, mechanical switches, similar to a 101, green Alps

                                                  1    Thermaltake MEGA-G  Gaming keyboard with all original packing and access. 

                                                 7    CDzl71002N  White Alps switch like a 101 New in Box 

                                                 1    KM988K   Yellow Alps Large Print letters on caps 

                                                 0    Zeos with White Alps switches (like a 101) 

                                                     New replacement coiled PS2 cables for 101P, 102P, Ultra TP, Ultra P    

                                                     New key puller sets for Avant Prime or Avant Stellar also Northgate keyboards    

                                                             Limited quantities available.   $10.00 plus shipping per set. 

                                                 Key Puller Set

Accessories included with Refurbed keyboards.
All refurbed keyboards come with a new coiled cord, new PS2 adapter if needed, ring key puller and a reproduced manual. All Northgate P model keyboards do not have a manual or a new cord, as these keyboards were hardwired and software driven written for W98 and earlier. Manuals are included with the exceptions listed above for (Northgates, Dell's, new Focus and MiniTouch keyboards) Hardwired keyboards do not have a new cord. Northgate Gold Label 102's, some AT/XT 102's, 101P's, 102P's, Ultra TP's, Evolution's and other hardwired keyboards.

                                                                                                                     See pictures below.

I also buy used OmniKeys

Gold Label 102

Before Cleaning

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After Cleaning


Before Cleaning
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After Cleaning

Dirty 101

Dirty 101

Dirty 101 Inside

Dirty Inside

Early 101-N XT/AT w/plastic back 

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2 available

Early 101-I
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OmniKey 101
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OmniKey 101P
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OmniKey 102
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Ultra T
Newer style 102 is the same without the SF keys across the top
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without Touch Pad
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Dell Quiet Writer, new
Uses an Alps switch like Northgate
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 Beltron IZEOK-100M Alps type switch, AT connector, new
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Beltron IZEOK-100M 

KM BF-7120/7120-B Yellow Alps switches, new
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KM BF-7120/7120-B

Rayton FKD46AK108 Green Alps switches, cover, new
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Rayton FKD46AK108

Focus 7000P White Alps, cover, new
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Focus 7000P

Lexmark (QTSI) IBM M, new in box
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Addison Ergonomic Keyboard

Addison Ergonomic

For all of you laptop owners who hate the keyboard feel and miss a Northgate. The answer comes in a small packgage.
An early Minitouch keyboard, Alps switches with the same great feel as a Northgate.
This keyboard is 6-1/16"X12-1/8" and weighs about 1# I have 0 of these in stock that are refurbed.

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Replacement Function key strip available for 102's (3 pcs.) with sticky back.

New Northgate Keyboard Cover
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2 available for Logo Style 102's

19 for Northgate 101P or Avant Prime keyboards

Any of the above covers $7.50 plus shipping

USB adapters that will work with a Northgate keyboard.

7.5" USB extender cables

4 Port USB Hubs

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Web site Posted Oct. 2, 2002
Last modified: 07/21/21