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Brother typewriter sx 4000

Not typeing the right letters

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  • dolores116 Nov 12, 2008

    does not type the proper letter when you press the corresponding key

  • annholland6 Mar 08, 2009

    playing with the code and q keys eventually straightened up the typing but when the machine was turned off and back on it was typing the wrong letters again

  • glenn repair Mar 31, 2009

    while typewriting the machine start typing wrong letters

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Make sure the ribbon and correction tape are installed correctly between the metal fingers on the far side of the printwheel and the cardholder. make sure there is no forien objects in the P/W or anything touching the petals on the P/W. turn mach. off for 10 secounds then back on or just hold down the code key and hit the Q (reset) if it still doesn't work, it will need repair or replacement.

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Cooool, Thanks it worked. Yippee The code and Q, was the solution

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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