HELP..BROTHER DAISY WHEEL TYPING RANDOM LETTERS AND SYMBOLS
I INSTALLED DAISY WHEEL (PROPERLY) AND DID CODE + RESET ON TYPEWRITER TO RESET AND WHEN I TYPE THE LETTERS AND NUMBERS ARE NOT THE SAME AS WHAT I TYPE. I HAVE A BROTHER GX-6750 ELECTRONIC CORRECTIONAL..PLEASE HELP. RUSH JOB PENDING..
Re: HELP..BROTHER DAISY WHEEL TYPING RANDOM LETTERS AND...
Same problem here, but settings were all correct and "code-reset" would only re-scramble the wheel to another crazy configuration of gibberish.
Turned out to be the plastic case was a little warped from rough handling. After straightening it out, the carriage was able to grip the daisy wheel correctly and it worked just fine.
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first try turn typewriter off, (button on left panel toward the back), then turn it back on, and while hold down the CODE button, press RESET key, the whole print head will move and reset
if that doesn't work, power off again, open the cover, release the lever to the Daisy Wheel, and inspect that Daisy Wheel - mine has a bent forward letter, and another letter was kinda stuck to the side of another letter... I gently fix both letters, put the Daisy Wheel back in, firmly lock it in place with the lever, close the cover... and voila, it works like a charm.
While you have it open you might want to dust (use the cleaning spray can duster)... You wouldn't believe what I found in my typewriter... Good luck!
If that doesn't work, I would replace the Daisy Wheel. gkt
Switchoff just remove your daisy wheel & remove the daisy wheel from its cover & see all the letters should be straight.If any of them is bended jst make them straight by your fingers dont press too hard & then fix the daisy wheel back & switch on typewriter.
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.