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View mode on sx 4000

For view mode I key code plus m and nothing happens after the 2 beeps
can you help me ?

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  • Anonymous Dec 02, 2008

    The display is not on all the time. also i am unable to set margins! they were workin for a while. Any help appreciated!


  • Geno111
    Geno111 May 11, 2010

    I think that it has something to do with the word spell option.

    the display should be on all the time. is it?


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I have a brother sx-4000 typewriter,when i turn it on, there is a beeping noise an the little screen saidspitch10 line1 word spell. Can somebody tell me whats wrong with my typewriter?

If beep that does not stop after start up you may have bad key switch or the ribbon end sensor may be stuck . Check it out, and get back with any info nomatter how small , listen to it very closely when you turn it on you should hear the print assembly check for the home position, this may seem insignificant but my be the vital info that tips the scales you way, good luck, Bret

Mar 08, 2015 | Brother SX-4000 Electronic Typewriter

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Does the Brother SX-4000 come with Code Caps? Thank you in advance.

I apologize, I am not sure what you mean by "Code Caps" I haven't heard this term used with typewriters before.If you are asking about special characters there are a few. Look at the keys and you'll see a few of them with a GREEN character in it. Hold the CODE key (2 keys left of the spacebar) and press that hey that has the green character on it.If you are looking for the Caps Lock, on this machine they call it SHIFT LOCK (on the third row on the left side of the keyboard).
If neither of these are what you are asking about PLEASE ask the question again with more details.
If this helps you, PLEASE log back on to this webpage and leave comment. It's nice to know that I am helping someone and not just wasting my time.Ron

Nov 03, 2011 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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When i type letters they come up with other letters that don't correspond with the keys I hit. I have the brother sx-4000

If you aren't in KBII or a language mode or P.S. pitch the printwheel homing pawl is probably broken. You need a tech.


Jun 14, 2011 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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How do I download brother SX-4000 electric typewriter?

If you are asking how to download to a computer file or a storage device, there is not a way without a major modification to your hardware (commonly known as a HACK to the device). Brother did not include a way to download from memory to a computer file.On the other hand, if you want to print what you have on the LCD screen you are typing in display mode. There are 2 typed of display modes (Line by line, and Auto) The way to print in display mode is;

  1. Press return if you are in Line by line.
  2. Type a complete page with and the machine will add the return when you reach the Right Margin.radarron_1.jpg

To determine what mode you are in, on the right side of the display you will see the operate section (see attached diagram) . If the triangle is pointing up you are in "Auto Return", if it is pointing down you are in "Line by Line" mode. If you don't see a triangle it should type as a normal typewriter (each letter as soon as you type it). To toggle through the modes hold the ALT key and press the OPERATE key. The keys that are activated by the ALT are color coded (same color as the ALT key) and are across the top of the keyboard.

Feb 15, 2011 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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I am sorry to tell you that your machine does NOT have that function.

This is the difference between Shift Lock and Caps Lock.

1) Shift Lock is the traditional upper case used since the oldest mechanical typewriters

2) Caps Lock (what you want) works like a computer, where you get upper case Alphas and numbers.

Brother does include this feature on some models, but I am sorry to say not yours.

If this helps you, PLEASE log back on to this webpage and leave comment. It's nice to know that I am helping someone and not just wasting my time.

Jul 16, 2010 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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Hi i have a Brother SX-4000 electronic typewriter and for some reason when i press shift 2 i get n with a ~ over it instead of the @ symbol that i'm trying to get. Please help.

You are in KB II mode some T/Ws have a slide switch, some have a key that must be used with the code key.

Go to BROTHER.COM, click on support you will find a manual there.


Jun 11, 2010 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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How can I change the margins? for Brother SX-4000

Move carrier with the backspace or the spacebar.
Press and HOLD [ALT] while pressing the [4/$] key.
The left margin is now set.

Move carrier with the backspace or the spacebar.
Press and HOLD [ALT] while pressing the [5/%] key.
The right margin is now set.

Hope it helps

Oct 06, 2009 | Brother SX-4000 Typewriter

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Margin release on SX-4000 Typewritter

Actually this is incorrect. Move to the Left [Backspace] or Right [Spacebar] depending on which margin you wish to change until it beeps. You hold down [ALT] and press [3] M REL, then move left or right again until you get where you want, then Hold [ALT] and press either [4] L MAR or [5] R MAR.

As a side note the Manual for this Typewriter IS available at Brother's website at

Hope this helps!

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