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Most typewriters need to be shut off and turned back on to seat the
printwheel for timeing, if not that make sure wheel is on correctly, if not could be bad prinwheel motor or board, also some such as brothers have to have the cover down, there is a switch that times the printer...
Remove and inspect the ribbon cartrige, wind the knob and make sure that the ribbon moves and reinstall. Check that the correction tape is installed properly. Check that the ribbon plate assembly is not in the correction position. Try CODE RESET (Q key)
When it turns on do the lights blink and go out on the first key touched? If so the battery hilder is probably corroded. Clean the contacts with sand paper. When this is solved you can start storing again. The data is lost and can't be retrieved.
Make sure you have your printer as the default printer. Next, right click on the icon and go to properties and select "Print Test Page" and that doesn't work then try different cables. Finally, if nothing else works completely remove and re-install printer software. Good luck and God bless.