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Typewriter types a few letters and stops

The typewriter will only type a few characters at a time. Turn it off and wait a period and it will type a few more characters. When it is not working it will not return or space. A faint clicking noise can be heard.

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  • Dick O Reilly May 11, 2010

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Brother AX-25: I have the same problem.
I took the typewriter to a repair shop six months ago, the fixed the problem for $90, but three months later it started again. The problem starts as a small issue at first, but becomes untenable after a week or so. My typewriter would turn on, but when I would attempt to print, it would do nothing. There was that ever-present click, click, click...and I learned that if I turned it off and on several times, it would sometimes power up. After awhile, as I said, it will not work at all.
Repairman said he replaced the "main board", but I now doubt this, since the same problem has reappeared.
Ray H. Puckett Jr., MS/Orlando

Posted on Nov 18, 2010

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No easy fix for this one. you will need to take this to a repair shop, check the yellow pages

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We have a swintec 2500 typewriter that when I attempt to press the letter "P" or any letter it types out a "period". Is there any feature to turn from one type of letter characters to another?


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Try these troubleshooting suggestions for your problem:

Wrong Characters Print or Characters Space Incorrectly:

1. Turn the typewriter off, wait 30 seconds, then turn the typewriter
on again and try typing again.
2. Make sure the LANG indicator is off.
3. Try a new printwheel.
4. Look for objects In the path of the carrier.
5. Make sure the printwheel is changed when there is a language
change.
6. If you are playing back, make sure you use the same pitch
printwheel you used when you typed the text.

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You can download the Operator's Guide for your typewriter from here (it takes a little while for the download to begin):
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it would help if i knew exactly what model # we are talking about. but try this. look closely at your ribbon film after you type some characters. are the letters overlapping themselves? if so, press and hold the "code" key down while pressing the period key. let up and try typing. if that doesn't help, write back with model # and maybe i can assist further.

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Types wrong characters


If the typewriter is typing letters or symbols that you do not type, it is usually because the Pitch Selector is set to "PS". The pitch selector is on the left hand side and has the numbers 10,12, 15 and PS. Place the selector on 10 or 12 and you will be OK.
Also, check to make sure your printwheel is installed properly. Remove it and put it back in to make sure.

Another thing you can try is to clear the memory. To do this, turn off the machine. Place a piece of paper in the machine sideways. Hold down the MAR REL key and while holding it down, turn on the machine. Wait 2 seconds, then let go of the key. The typewriter will start typing. Shut the machine off after about 15 seconds. Then turn it on as usual. This will clear the typewriter's memory and unexpected charaters should not happen anymore.
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Does it always type the same wrong letter ie a always prints u or w ? if so the print wheel drive gear is out of position. if not and it get random letters some thing may be interfering with the wheel rotation.

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