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Funky Characters When typing starting from the left side, ("A" row), here is what the row looks like: BYODQX'Z&IJ I do not have a keyboard selection display, so hard to tell where I'm at.

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Could be 2 things
1: inside where the carriage is there is a switch >>> note the position of it now and try changing the position. Every time you change the position turn the unit off and back on. See if this fixes the issue.

2: there could be a mechanical problem with the daisy wheel or with the clutch. Try number 1 and then we will troubleshoot further if there is still an issue.

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