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Keystroke on prints top half of letter

Only the top half of the letter appears on paper. I tried taking the ribbon and print wheel out but it didn't fix the problem. Any suggestions?

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  • arlington300 Jan 30, 2009

    Dear Dicky0, thank you so much! My problem is solved!! Wow, i can't believe it! How simple!

  • cappslaw Feb 16, 2009

    I had the same problem, and it wasn't the solenoid or the impact mechanism...only the platen had gotten loose. Thanks!

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Most likely the platen is not fully seated press firmly on buth ends of the platen (black rubber roll) it should snap into place.

DickyO

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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