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Letter skipping When typing on a brother electronic typewriter SX4000, it skips letters as you type. For example, if I were to type: My dog has fleas, it would look like this M og s l as.

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Re: letter skipping

Take a look at the ribbon, making sure it is moving eack key stroke you should be able to read you typing thru the ribbon.

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Hard to type letter f , now nothing ...

Hi Mark:
Way to go......... blame the dog.
What I don't understand is, if you have a computer, why are you not using WORD or a similar processor instead of a typewriter?
My opinion is that typewriters are really inefficient compared to word processors.

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What buttons do I push to erase on my sx4000 brother typewriter

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On occasion our typewriter will type out other letters than what has been typed in. it also skips spaces on occasion. even after turning it off and back on sometimes it will be o.k. temporarily then will...

if it only happens occasionally, it may be the circuit board is starting to fail or you may be accidently hitting keys or holding the spacebar down too long, which is easy to do. sorry, no easy fix on this one, unless it is you.

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If it always types the same wrong letter you are probably in a language mode or the pitch is in ps. If the letter changes after you turn it off and on the homing pawl spring is bad you need a tech.


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I downloaded the manual from and then, following the instructions there, I removed then re-inserted the daisy wheel. This solved my problem. Perhaps it had somehow gotten out of adjustment. At least, it is something to try if you haven't tried it already.

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Printwheel has a bent spoke causing not to turn smoothly.LAWRENCE

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