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Swintec 2640 Typing wrong characters

When I choose a letter on the Swintec 2640 keyboard, the machine types a different character. I have tried a different printwheel and it is typing the same incorrect characters. It is consistant. How do I fix this?

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On the L. of the keyboard there is a slide switch for pitch it should be in 10, 12 or 15 not in PS. If it isn't in PS push down on it and slide it up and down a few times and leave it in 10 or 12.

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Posted on Mar 17, 2014

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Check the pitch selection slide switch in may be in PS position if it isn't slide it up and down a few times they do get dirty.

DickyO

Posted on Mar 10, 2010

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