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Canon QS100 Typewriter daisywheel mis printing

When printing, incorrect letters print

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Ok,there could be two possibilities ,1, The daisy wheel may not be seated in properly. Of course I assume that the print side of the daisy wheel is facing the platen and that when the typewriter is switched on the print unit makes its customary re-setting motion and that the daisy wheel spins around at the same time. if this does not happen make sure that the lock-in lever for the daisy wheel is pushed home.. I am sure that you do all these elementary things so the only other possibility is the the hammer seleniod is not fully functioning and would have to be re-placed....Good luck!

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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SOURCE: Olympia Mastertype 3 Typewriter

Be sure the pitch selection is correct. If it is set to PS when using a 10,12 or 15 pitch wheel it will select incorrect letters.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

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SOURCE: printing wrong letters and numbers

Typing wrong letters.
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Posted on Sep 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Printing incorrect letters

Check the pitck selector slide switch it may be in PS this will give you that problem.


Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: incorrect characters printing after the third line

Geno111 doesn't know what he's talking about. Look closely at your correction tape once it has passed the daisy wheel. Does it looked roughed up a little? I just had this same error and discovered that my daisy wheel was hitting my tape when spinning and not allowing it to jump characters like it needed to. I simply put a little double sided tape on the daisy wheel cover between it and the metal tab that holds the ribbon at a certain distance, to increase the space the daisy wheel has to spin. It seems to have worked so far. If anyone has a permanent solution, or answer as to how it spins wobbly, I'd love to hear it.

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1. The daisywheel is for a different model.
2. The daisywheel is inserted incorrectly, IE upside-down, or if it is in a cartridge the wheel is in the wrong position when the cartridge is inserted. It might have had a little stop in it to prevent this that has worn out. You might be able to move it around to the right position by aligning that stop before inserting the cartridge.
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Letter E is malfunctioning?

If it is only the capital (E) and not the lower case (e), remove the daisywheel (print wheel) and inspect it for damage. Don't worry about the letters being out of order the machine knows what order they are. You will likely see one spoke broken off or bent to one side. If so replace the daisywheel.

If both E & e are malfunctioning, the problem is that the keyboard is malfunctioning. The keyboard is not hard to repair, but it takes well over an hour to train someone how to disassemble and put it back together again, so I cannot explain it here. Besides you will (likely) need a conductive pad to replace the pad under the E/e key.

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Jan 08, 2011 | Brother EM-430 Typewriter

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When I push the letters on the keyboard, different letters or symbols are appearing. I pushed "Code" "Q" to reset, but it will not type the proper letters.

BACKGROUND - When you turn on the machine, close the top cover, or press [Code]+[Reset} (on some models) the print head moves to the side, the daisywheel spins, and the ribbon jumps up and down, that is the machine resetting its self.

If a reset does not work the reset tab may be out of alignment. If a reset does not correctly reset the daisywheel, I would

  1. Turn off the power, open the lid. On the bottom of the case there is a metal frame on the side of the frame (where the carriage goes were it homes) you will see a small metal tab pointing towards the middle of the machine. When the machine resets its self, it uses that tab as a reference.
  2. That tab can be easily bent which causes the reset to be incorrectly done. Most people can bend it by hand, DON'T use a pliers! The tab can break off completely. It does not take much pressure and it does not need to be moved very far at all. Just nudge it towards the back (or the front).
  3. Power up the typewriter, close the lid and test it. It might take a couple of tries in either direction to get it right. Be ready to turn off the power if you bent the tab too far the tab will not enter the print head correctly, and the carriage will jam. Just nudge the tab in the other direction.

CAUSES - This reset tab most often gets out of alignment by a child playing with the machine, or when a foreign object is in the machine when the print head is moving.

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The typewriter will print the incorrect letter, or the face of the hammer if it does not spin properly to the correct position. 1. Turn the machine offf for 15 seconds and turn ON, or Depress MODE RESET(the Q key). This will rehome the Daisywheel.I If it prints correctly for awhile then looses its' position, check for ribbon or correction tape interference with Daisywheel movement. If it does not print correctly as soon as you start typing, remove the Daisywheel and inspect the spokes to see if any are bent. Reinstall the Daisywheel and power ON. If the Daisywheel has a bent spoke or two, you can try to straighten them, howvever the cause of bent spokes is a concern. While typing, carefully watch the print hammer movement. It should always return to the same position and not move towards the paper until a letter is pressed. If it does not come to rest properly, the hammer is not in proper timing and may enter the Daisywheel while it is spinning to the character, thus causing damage to the Daisywheel or causing it to lose homing. .The hammer cams would require adjustment ore replacement. If bent spokes is a persistent problem, make sure to get the hammer problem repaired before buying a new daisywhel.

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Brother gx-6750 is typing incorrect numbers and letters. how do i fix?

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