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IBM Wheelwriter 6 memory loss

I have an IBM Wheelwriter 6 and it losses its settings, etc after the power is turned off. I have replaced the 3 batteries but the problem persists? Any suggestions

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If you have changed the batteries the battery holder is probably corroded, take a piece of fune sand paper and clean the contacts, put the batteries in and spin them around to help them seat.


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try turning it on remove the batteries check the contacts for clean replace the batteries in the correct direction.

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Decibel is what sound is rated in.

The sound level is expressed as a line.

0 in the middle.
Negative values are to the left, Positive values to the right.

Less DB rating to the Left, more DB to the Right.

Anything above the 0 is louder. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.
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Three beeps and the space lights blinking means the batteries are bad replace them and be sure the holder is clean.


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Programming wheelwriter 6

The WW series uses a battery pack with 3 AA batteries, located right under the top cover. If you have never replaced these the pack is probably corroded and be cleaned with a nail file.... or even Coke if you want to remove it.

When things are clean and dry replace the cells with new ones and plug the pack back in.

Sorry to tell you but the memory is gone forever. In the future, replace the batteries when the power to the TW is ON, only was IBM lets you do that.

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