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Re: reset code for daisy wheel
Check this link on which printwheels work with your model to make sure you have the right one. There is no reset, except after you insert the printwheel and close the cover, it will automatically go to the proper position, unless there is something wrong with it.
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Check that the daisy wheel is properly installed and if the ribbon has been used up. Try pressing and holding CODE and then press Reset. (This needs to be done after the daisy wheel, correction tape or ribbon is replaced.)
The daisy wheel has a protruding ear that should be on the top right. To remove, open the cover, pull the lever towards you and lift the wheel by that ear. To reinsert, insert the wheel in the slot and press down gently. Then slide the lever forward to lock the wheel in place. Then close the cover and reset the carrier (CODE+Reset). Make sure that the ear is to the top right when you reinstall the daisy wheel.
The amount of ribbon left can be determined by looking through the viewing hole on the right hand side of the cassette when the cover is open.
There's a small handle a little towards the right of the print head. Pull it towards you to free the Daisy wheel, lift the daisy wheel up and drop in a new one. Always power off before you do this or you have to reset .
All you have to do is lift up the lid over the top of the printer. Make sure the machine is turned off. Remove the ribbon cassette. There will be a lever either on the left or right on top of the printer. Gently pull this toward you and the assembly holding the daisy wheel will drop toward you. The daisy wheel is is a transparent plastic case. Hold the tab and lift up the wheel. To insert the replacement is the reverse of what you have just done
Linda,first of all,does the daisy wheel spin when the typewriter is first turned on? if it does,then you will feel assured that it is installed properly. Next, refer to your manual to key board settings. It will indicate that there are settings for normal standard English keyboard and somehow that setting may have been changed. It would be also be important to check the daisy wheel to see if it is compatible with standard English keyboard...Cheers, John
The ML-300 needs to be reset each time the Daisy Wheel is removed or replaced or if the Keyboard Switch changes
position. According to Brother, if this is not done the typewriter will print incorrect characters.
Try these steps:
1) Open the Top Cover. There is a lever directly behind the Daisy Wheel. Pull the lever back towards you. Remove
the Daisy Wheel by pulling it up and out.
2) Verify that it is the Standard Daisy Wheel that came with your machine and not a Symbol or International Daisey
Wheel. Write down the Pitch (10, 12, or dual pitch 1012) printed on the wheel.
3) Reinstall the Daisy Wheel (the plastic top ear goes to your right.) Push the lever (step 1) forward.
4) Press the ALT key plus the PITCH key and the number 1 key simultaneously. Verify the Pitch setting is the same as
is printed on the Daisy Wheel.
5) Press the CODE key plus the RESET key and the letter Q key simultaneously. This will reset the typewriter
mechanism and align (or time, in technical terms) the carriage mechanism.
Check if the typewriter prints correctly now. If still incorrect, perform these additional steps.
6) Verify the three position Keyboard Switch (inside the top cover, on the right side, at the bottom) is in the
I=Standard position. The other positions are: II=International and III=Symbol.
7) If the Keyboard Switch is in the correct position, slide it to position III and then back to I. (This will clean the
switch contacts in case they are dirty and not making good electrical contact.
8) Press the CODE key plus the RESET key and the letter Q key combination again to reset the typewriter mechanism.
Check if the typewriter prints correctly now.
If still incorrect, the only other things I can think of is that:
1) an incorrect Daisy Wheel is installed that does not work in the ML-300. Brother sell a "B type" Daisy Wheel with
two plastic ridges/raised slots below the center of the Daisy Wheel (viewed with the raised top tab on your left.)
The B type are incompatible with your machine.
2) the typewriter has failed and needs repair.