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Smith Corona with a key disconnected

The key with the letter "I" Is not connected on the inside with the metal arm . All the other keys are hooked onto a bar that allows them to work. Can this be put back on...if by whom. Can I do this with some basic instruction?

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Hi: you should be able to do it yourself. Flip the typewriter up on its end. As you can see all the typebars are connected in the same way.
You need to find the sub link that popped of the I typebar. It might be bent. Move the two keys that are adjacent to the letter I and you should be able to find the sub link that came off. Straighten it out and use a flat tip screw driver to open the clip on the end of the sub link and connect it back on the end of the typebar.

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