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Some keys not working

My typewriter is fairly new and was working perfectly until a day or two ago when I think I accidentally hit a key which changed it somehow. Now I cannot type the keys 5,6,u,i,k or l. When I tried to print the demo, I discovered that my Backspace key does not work at all. Someone told me that I had hit something that took it out of the English mode. My User guide does not refer to this. There is an answer to a similar prob in your troubleshoot column which states to hold the code key and keyboard key at the same time. I have nothing marked keyboard key.

Mary Alice

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  • Alohaoutpost Nov 16, 2007

    There is no way that I can get beneath the keyboard. It is all encased in plastic. I don't believe my problem is as simple as stuck keys. It is somehow connected to the "code" key. How do I set everything back to the manufacturer's setting?

  • Alohaoutpost Nov 16, 2007

    I had our computerrepairman openmy tupewriter case and we did clean the back of the keyboard and the contact points as you suggested. It did not correct my problem. Is there another way to get back into the English Mode other than using a keyboard key, which I don't seem to have?

  • Alohaoutpost Nov 20, 2007

    Did you get my last comment posted on Nov. 16 after I cleaned the keyboard?

  • Alohaoutpost Nov 27, 2007

    The previous advice was not helpful. I need to reset my machine back to the manufacture's settings.

  • Alohaoutpost Dec 20, 2007

    Thank you for your help but none of the solutions that you offered solved my problem. I finally gave up and took it to an establishment here that repairs typewriters. I took a printout of all of my transactions with you which he ignored. He told me immediately that the problem had to be one of two things, either the motherboard or the membrane that encases the controls for the keyboard. The membrane was the lesser of the two evils so he tested it first on another machine. Thankfully, that was it. He just happened to have 1 in stock and installed it right away. That solved my problem.

    Mele Kalikimaka and Hau'oli Makahiki Hou to all of you.

    Aloha Outpost



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Did you try this?

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    Damen Wong Dec 20, 2007

    Glad it worked it out for you.


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Open the case and remove the switches
you will see metal contacts, with a screwdriver pick up sligtly and gently each of them
replace the switches and test them

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Use a wet alcohol tissue to clean beneath the keys

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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    Fakher eddine Ghosn Nov 16, 2007

    open the whole thing use a screw driver


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