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With that message I can't type anything. What can I do? What has caused this to lock up my typewriter?

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Is the typewriter a Smith Corona SD 250? If so, you have entered the "memory" mode by mistake. Over on the left side of the typewriter is a switch marked "MEM", "LINE", and "TYPE". Move the switch down to "LINE" or "TYPE" to resume normal typing. DO NOT PRESS ANY NUMBER BUTTONS ON "MEM" MODE! Does this information fix your problem?

I just got this typewriter a few days ago so I don't know everything about it yet... But I believe that this is one way to fix your problem.

Best of luck to you!

Posted on Jun 07, 2009


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