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Olympia electric typewriter X-L12 plugged in but no keys are working.

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Is the motor running?

Posted on Dec 17, 2016

Testimonial: "Yes, the motor is running. Nothing happens when pressing any key. It hasn't been used for almost 20 years. Just took it out from the storage."

  • richie46 Dec 17, 2016

    If none of the keys at all work then the problem has to be with something the keys all have in common like the wire from the keyboard that triggers the motor to power the keys.

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