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Stuck cursor the cursor is stuck all the way over on right side and cannot get it to budge, think cat walked across keyboard and did something to it

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  • scwalker Jan 27, 2009

    whenever I turn it on it goes all the way to the left but then immediately goes back to the rt. and sticks there

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Check all keys and make sure none are stuck down. This will lock up the keyboard. Any lights flashing? Any beep patterns?

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Try this, press mar rel key, bqackspace to the L. end of the platen, press L. Mar key. If that dosen't work turn the T/W off and move the carrier back and forth by hand to see if there is some obstruction.

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Posted on Jan 06, 2009

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