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Smith Corona XD5600 printwheel types wrong letters?

Typed beautifully and then something happened with the margin while typing in memory mode so I adjusted the margin. Perhaps I hit something? I tried changing printwheels, everything clicks in place. I just purchased machine so I don't have another ribbon yet, they are on order. While typing all my forms 125 carbonless forms, I used memory and no correction tape. but I put one in to see if that would help. I'm lost but need my machine. It stars out with correct letters but once you keep typing maybe 10 characters later, it types what ever and then sometimes I noticed it looks like the strike bar is hitting because I tried to type without printwheel and the saw the image of what was made. The wheel spins beautifully when inserted and when the lid closes. Now this machine I was told was not used for 10 years, but its clean and pretty.

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Send it back for repairs if under warranty. This is not an office machine it is designed for very light home use.

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could be the ribbon is not lifting, do you see an image on the ribbon, also may be twisted inside the cartridge the shiny side has to be facing the keyboard.

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Your keyboard assembly needs to be replaced.

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I just ran across this one. The pitch selector on the L. side of the keyboard may be in the PS position or just gotten dirty, slide it up and down a few times leave it at 10 or 12 and try it.

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The problem may be the ribbon or the media you are typing on. try typing on a mulit part form, if the copies are good then its the ribbon (OLD) or the paper (GLOSSY).

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Posted on May 06, 2011

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Margins and Tabs
Margins and tabs for both Type Mode and Mem Mode are set in Type
Mode, but can be changed in Mem Mode when text is recalled for
editing. Margins and tabs are set using the typing scale which appears
on the display in Type Mode. A blinking cursor indicates the typing
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3. Press Margin.
4. Move the cursor using the Spacebar to the desired right margin
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5. Press Code + Margin. A beep confirms each new margin setting.
6. You can change to Mem Mode, if desired.

Take care,

Duane ONeil
www.fjaproducts.com
800-982-9989

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