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Smith Corona Typewriter SL460: The Lock button is flashing and nothing works.

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  • solidaye Oct 17, 2008

    Thank you, I spent a little more time on this problem and found that if I removed the lift-off tape cartridge and just installed the ink cartridge, the lock button doesn't flash. It seems the lift-off tape cartridge doesn't let the ink cartridge sit all the way down. I don't know why, I am using genuine Smith-Corona parts with the proper part number.

    Anyway, for now it works...just have to use liquid paper for errors.

    Thanks again.


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The Lock button might be stuck. If someone was typing too fast, I believe it can "Overload". You may have to dis-assemble to see if button is stuck. I worked on one of these a while back.

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