Question about Brother SX-4000 Typewriter
I was typing along one day when the machine just stopped printing anything on the paper. the print head moved normally, and I could hear the wheel clicking as it moved, but nothing was on the paper. I assumed at first that I had simply come to the end of the ribbon, so I replaced it. Of course that didn't work or I wouldn't be posting this. I realized then that the hammer isn't moving at all. I tried every mode. I tried resetting the machine. I tried turning it off. I even tried unplugging the machine. Nothing helps.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: IBM wheelwriter
Is the hammer moving at all? There is a rubber part on the I think left side of the ribbon hammer, down on the side of the printer. This will adjust the amount of impact. I really doubt if
this is the problem, but worth a try to look at. This part and I think it is a blue slide will move up and down to adjust the impact. Possible lubrication and there is a large spring that actually pulls that hammer forward, check to see if this spring is OK. Other than that electronic problems such as main board, printer motors, etc. Does hammer move freely by hand? Also mechanical binding in the printer... GOOD LUCK.
Posted on Jul 23, 2008
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NOTE : The images shown below are from the representative product and may differ from your Brother machine.
2-1.Disconnect the Brother machine from the poweroutlet.
2-2.Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover.
2-3.Check the print head's position.
In the example photo the print head is positioned at the left hand side of the platen area.
2-4.Gently move the print head to the center.
Caution Be careful not to force the print head to move.
If the print head is positioned at the far right hand side, you cannot move it. Please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".
2-5.Examine under the print head. If anything is found, remove it.
Use a flashlight if necessary to check thoroughly.
2-6.Close the cover and reconnect the machine to the power outlet.
If the message continues to appear on the LCD, the machine will require repair.
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Mar 04, 2011 | Computers & Internet
When you turn on the
machine (or press [Code]+[Reset}) the
print head moves to the right side, the print wheel spins, and the ribbon jumps
up and down, that is the machine resetting its self.
If a reset does not work
the reset tab may be out of alignment. I would
This reset tab most often gets out of alignment by a child playing with the machine, but if a foreign object is in the machine when the print head is moving.
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