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Return key doesnt work properly

I have an intermittent problem with the carriage assembly when i hit return. if i get past the half-way point the carriage will only return to the half way point. it wont go all to the left margin, and sometimes when i get all the way to the right margin it wont return at all. it just goes down to the next line, however, if i turn it off and then back on again it will reset to the left margin.

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Do you hear any grunting noises when you tab or return? If so, then DickyO is right. A few drops of oil on the silver support shaft should help. Also, clean the shaft after oiling then apply a couple of more drops.

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Try putting a little light oil on the silver shaft that the printer slides on, WD40 works well.

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Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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