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Ibm error codes 11408

Typewriter won't feed paper or type, gives error 11408

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: We have an IBM 6747 electronic typewriter. When

On the rear of the print solenoid plunger is a plastic cap either white or yellow it is probably broken. They are available but a little tricky to install.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: We have an IBM 6747 typewriter electric typewriter

Either the print solenoid is gummy or the plastic cap on the plunger is broken. They are available but a little tricky to install.
Yes it is worth fixing.


Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: All of a sudden, the typewriter quit typing.

The plastic cap on the print solenoid is probably broken, they are available but a little tricky to install.


Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: IBM Selectric II typewriter stuck in correcting position

If you know how to remove the right dust cover (black inside the T/W below the carrier) next to the R. side frame is the correction set up mech. spray some WD40 on the arms especially where they pivot, they should free up.


Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: needing bold typing on IBM Wheelwriter 6 Series II

To get bold you need a WW 10, 15, 1000, 1500 or any of the later models have this faeture.


Posted on Aug 18, 2009

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