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The keys won't strike. I tried everthing and nothing works. You hit a letter and it just moves as iff you are hitting the space bar.

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The plastic caps are available but a little tricky to install.
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Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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The impact solenoid has a rubber pad or cap on the tip that hits the hammer and it has probably broken off...needs the impact solenoid repaired or replaced and then the impact adjusted.

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Posted on Jan 16, 2009

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