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How do i get the keypad of my Brother Em 411 typewriter to work?

Taking the ribbon out to see if something is stuck

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SOURCE: I need manual for brother EM-530 typewriter

Go to Click on "Manuals." Select "Typewriters", then select your model number in the drop down boxes. Click on "View download." Click on the "Users Manual - English" and the manual will open in Adobe as a PDF file. Print it or save it to your computer for future use.
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SOURCE: old typewriter Brother DELUXE 800 : ribbon reference ?

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Brother Typewriter Ribbon spool black and red SC-20BR-BRO Compatible
Brother Typewriter Ribbon spool black and red SC-20BR-BRO Compatible
Brother Typewriter Ribbon spool black and red SC-20BR-BRO Compatible
The typewriter ribbons for use in Brother manual typewriters are usually all the same. What matters is the size (diameter and hight) of the spools.They differed only in that they were available in different colours (usually black or black and red) and in different materials: some ribbons were made of nylon (cheaper) and other made of silk (more expensive and higher quality) .
Maybe some old and good stationer's (papeterie) still carries them or has some in stock.
Or else you may want to contact the customer support service of Brother, in France, for advice on where to find them in your Country.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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SOURCE: installing new correction ribbon

Go to click on support a users manual is available there.


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SOURCE: I need a ribbon for a Brother Charger 11 - a small

I have a Charger 12 that uses the same ribbon...

it's the regular size ribbon for manual typewriters.

Go to or and search for "universal typewriter ribbon"

They are also available at , but s/h is less on Etsy and ArtFire. Good luck!

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"Make sure your keyboard setting is correct. If using standard 411 daisywheel, the keyboard setting should be at KB I. It is also possibleyour daisywheel needs resetting. Turn the machine off for 10 seconds and turn back on. If the wrong characters continue printing, change to a new daisywheel. If problem persists contact your Authorized Brother Service Center.

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I've just got this problem after a powercut, whilst it was not being used but on. If you have only had it a few months send it in warranty.
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