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Code 215 The typewriter does nothing but display a little box with a slash thru it and the numbers 215. It does not make a difference if you power it off or unplug it, it continues to display that error code on the screen. I tried pressing and holding code key while pressing "L" release "L" and type 001 release the code key, but the error remains unchanged on the display screen; Could that also mean the keyboard is bad? Or can I simply throw out the old thing and tell the woman in that dept. to get with the times ;-) In any case, thanks again for your assistance. Unit was not typing full characters, found that platen was not fastened down correctly. When platen was secured, started getting 215 error. Unit does not initialize, wheel spins, carriage attempts to travel to left side but seems to stall, that beeps and displays the 215 message.

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  • SweeneyJJ Feb 09, 2009

    Unit is a Lexmark Wheelwriter 3500.

  • SweeneyJJ Apr 02, 2009

    Changed print wheel, no help. Cleaned out area, no help. Finally had unit serviced and I believe they replaced sensor - now works fine.

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Its a printwheel problem.Remove P/W check for debris or durt in that area if you have compressed air blow this area out. If this dosen't work you probably have a bad sensor.

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It seems a  keyboard problem.

Try--
pressing and holding code key while pressing "L" release "L"
and type 001 release the code key.

let me know for further assistance.
Thanks

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Hi
probably you have a bad sensor ........need to replace it .........

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What exactly the model of the typewritter

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  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

    for initial help, better clean the unit, for any dirt that stuck in it that blocking the parts inside.

  • micromaster
    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

    check also the print wheel for any abnormal movement or any damaged

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    micromaster Feb 09, 2009

    let me know if the one of my posted solution was done!

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