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IBM Weelwriter 5

When you turn it on this happens.the wheel spins and stops carrage moves left to right and stops the 3 leds blink 1 11/2 2 and the keys dont work I might of hit the wrong buttons i was tryin to set lf and rt margins

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Re: IBM Weelwriter 5

You probably need a new keyboard. Check and make sure the 2 keyboard connectors are secure in the main board. Open the top cover and look down by the keyboard and you will see the connectors. Keyboard costs about $ 75.00 to repair. Plus labor for a repairman to replace it.

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