How do I correct the problem of not printing a letter when the key is pushed. It is intermittent and only on two keys K and X. I have never taken the machine apart nor do I really wish to. I assume something is allowing contact between the key and electronic part of the machine . since it is intermittent I assume it can be fixed.Guidance would be helpful.
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Hi The print wheel in you machine has to be the same language as the machines key board
if its the same wheel you have all ways used the we have two things to look at
1 the print wheel must not have any bent legs on it as they will catch and the machine will print rubbish. also remove the correction tap as this can get stuck in the wheel.
2 it its just the occasional character that printing wrong the you probably have the machine set to key board 2 this is explained in you user book you can get one from Brothers web site
if this helps please take the time to rate me thanks ian
there is a slide switch on the L.H. side of the key board that reads 10,12,15, PS
the switch needs to match the print wheel stile you have in your typewriter. most typ's have 10 or 12.
PS stands for proportional spacing a takes a spicule print wheel
The most common reason for this is something interfering with the printwheel. Turn off machine. Take out the ribbon, then pull back on the black lever to the right of the printhammer. This will tilt the printwheel towards you. Look to see if there is anything caught in the printwheel. Also check to see if the corr tape is installed properly. Corr. tape and ribbon should both be between the two metal fingers and the metal cardholder. Push the black lever forward and look to make sure the two metal fingers are not bent into the printwheel. If they are, simply push them forward and bend them so they don't. Re-install the ribbon, making sure it goes on the other side of the fingers. Turn machine back on and test machine. If it still doesn't work, you will need a trained technition to determine the problem.
It took me forever to find out, but heres what you do.
with the phone hung up:
1) "Feature" then press "1"
2) then press "#", "*", "#"
3) lift the phone, then hang up
4) press "Speaker"
5) dial "700"
6) press "hold"
7) enter the name (I'm still trying to find out how to leave a space, or use aother character that the same number key has... ugh"
8) press "hold" then "Speaker"
The ML-300 needs to be reset each time the Daisy Wheel is removed or replaced or if the Keyboard Switch changes
position. According to Brother, if this is not done the typewriter will print incorrect characters.
Try these steps:
1) Open the Top Cover. There is a lever directly behind the Daisy Wheel. Pull the lever back towards you. Remove
the Daisy Wheel by pulling it up and out.
2) Verify that it is the Standard Daisy Wheel that came with your machine and not a Symbol or International Daisey
Wheel. Write down the Pitch (10, 12, or dual pitch 1012) printed on the wheel.
3) Reinstall the Daisy Wheel (the plastic top ear goes to your right.) Push the lever (step 1) forward.
4) Press the ALT key plus the PITCH key and the number 1 key simultaneously. Verify the Pitch setting is the same as
is printed on the Daisy Wheel.
5) Press the CODE key plus the RESET key and the letter Q key simultaneously. This will reset the typewriter
mechanism and align (or time, in technical terms) the carriage mechanism.
Check if the typewriter prints correctly now. If still incorrect, perform these additional steps.
6) Verify the three position Keyboard Switch (inside the top cover, on the right side, at the bottom) is in the
I=Standard position. The other positions are: II=International and III=Symbol.
7) If the Keyboard Switch is in the correct position, slide it to position III and then back to I. (This will clean the
switch contacts in case they are dirty and not making good electrical contact.
8) Press the CODE key plus the RESET key and the letter Q key combination again to reset the typewriter mechanism.
Check if the typewriter prints correctly now.
If still incorrect, the only other things I can think of is that:
1) an incorrect Daisy Wheel is installed that does not work in the ML-300. Brother sell a "B type" Daisy Wheel with
two plastic ridges/raised slots below the center of the Daisy Wheel (viewed with the raised top tab on your left.)
The B type are incompatible with your machine.
2) the typewriter has failed and needs repair.