Question about Olympia Office Equipment & Supplies
The carriage on my Olympia SM3 will not move. The carriage lock is not engaged and I checked the linkage to make sure it was moving and not engaged. I can not get it to budge. Won't move when typing, and can't get it to budge when hitting the carriage release or carriage return. Won't budge in either direction. Any ideas?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Carriage return problem
If it returns with the express key the latching mech. on the rt. side is probably gummy. Take off the case, get some WD40 and spray the mechinism that latches the ret on the rt. side below the platen.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
If the locking lever is off, then the carriage is bound, or one of the tabs is hung, try releasing all the tabs, pushing the space bar or the tab key while gently moving the carriage.
Try all of the function like shift while gently pushing on the carriage always to the right..
also check the that the margins are not locked.
This could be a lot of different things...
Posted on Dec 19, 2009
the cord is shaped much like a shoe lace, and these make great replacements, a spare clip can be fashioned out of a paper clip, it's not a precision part. the spring if broken can be replaced with any clock style spring, i bought a wind up kitchen timer at the dollar store (same for the shoe lace) and took the spring from that. for $2.14, got mine working good as new
Posted on Jun 15, 2010
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