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First pull out printwheel and see if the "spokes" are even and straight, Second try a new wheel, and third, on this Brothers, when you turn it on the carrier has to go to the left and you will hear the wheel turn and cycle to the correct home spot. Some times there is a arm that comes out of the left side frame that loosens up and throws the time off, check for loose bracket on left side. But a new wheel may solve the problem Good Luck.
First try opening and closing the top cover. If that does not reset the print wheel to the correct characters, check and make sure the correction tape is not interfering with the wheel as it spins. If that is not the case remove the print wheel and make sure non of the spokes are bent. If they are you can try bending them back to the right position or you may have to replace it.
Try system restore. Go to START>ACCESSORIES>SYSTEM TOOLS>SYSTEM RESTORE>CHOOSE PREVIOUS RESTORE DATES. Use other restore dates if needed.
Or try this
If your laptop keyboard types wrong characters, it is rather a software issue than an hardware one. This can happen if you accidentally press certain keys on your keyboard, which enable a certain kind of function.
Try the following steps in case your laptop keyboard displays wrong characters: 1.Go to the control panel option Click ? 'Regional and Language Services' ? 'Languages' ? 'Details' ? 'Key Settings' 2.Select the option 'Switch Between Input Languages' and click on 'Change Key Sequence' 3.Ensure that all the check boxes are unchecked in this window and do the same for 'Switch to...(Keyboard Type)' 4.Click ? 'Ok' ? 'Ok' ? 'Apply' ? 'Ok'.
This should solve your problem
first try turn typewriter off, (button on left panel toward the back), then turn it back on, and while hold down the CODE button, press RESET key, the whole print head will move and reset
if that doesn't work, power off again, open the cover, release the lever to the Daisy Wheel, and inspect that Daisy Wheel - mine has a bent forward letter, and another letter was kinda stuck to the side of another letter... I gently fix both letters, put the Daisy Wheel back in, firmly lock it in place with the lever, close the cover... and voila, it works like a charm.
While you have it open you might want to dust (use the cleaning spray can duster)... You wouldn't believe what I found in my typewriter... Good luck!
If that doesn't work, I would replace the Daisy Wheel. gkt
Paper Handling Issue - Hit Menu Arrow down to Paper Handling and hit the green check hit the green arrow to go into Tray 1 size - arrow down to envlope #10 hit the green arrow to save arrow down hit the green arrow to go into Tray 1 type - arrow down to envlope hit the green arrow to save arrow down
hit the green arrow to go into Tray 2 size - arrow down to letter/legal (depends on what your using) hit the green arrow to save arrow down
hit the green arrow to go into Tray 2 type - arrow down to plain (assume that your using plain paper) hit the green arrow to save
also pull out the paper tray and confirm the guides (where you can adjust from letter to legal etc) is set correctly.
That should take care of it unless the document you are tring to print is a different type of paper size.
If the characters are showing up different than the ones you pushed then your wheel is probably bent. First, open the clear cover on your ml100. Second there is a black lever that you pull towards you. Next, you pull the wheel out and if any of the arms on it are bent than straighten them out, and make sure none of the arms are over lapping. Next, return the wheel, push the black lever back into place, close the clear cover and then hold down the code button and press the reset key (the "q" key). If that does not work then you need a new wheel. This is what just worked for me, I hope it helps.
Sounds like the platen is not fully seated in the side frames, align the black latches with the frames and press firmly on both sides of the platen. the latches do occasionally crack in witch case you may need a platen replacement.
The ML-300 needs to be reset each time the Daisy Wheel is removed or replaced or if the Keyboard Switch changes
position. According to Brother, if this is not done the typewriter will print incorrect characters.
Try these steps:
1) Open the Top Cover. There is a lever directly behind the Daisy Wheel. Pull the lever back towards you. Remove
the Daisy Wheel by pulling it up and out.
2) Verify that it is the Standard Daisy Wheel that came with your machine and not a Symbol or International Daisey
Wheel. Write down the Pitch (10, 12, or dual pitch 1012) printed on the wheel.
3) Reinstall the Daisy Wheel (the plastic top ear goes to your right.) Push the lever (step 1) forward.
4) Press the ALT key plus the PITCH key and the number 1 key simultaneously. Verify the Pitch setting is the same as
is printed on the Daisy Wheel.
5) Press the CODE key plus the RESET key and the letter Q key simultaneously. This will reset the typewriter
mechanism and align (or time, in technical terms) the carriage mechanism.
Check if the typewriter prints correctly now. If still incorrect, perform these additional steps.
6) Verify the three position Keyboard Switch (inside the top cover, on the right side, at the bottom) is in the
I=Standard position. The other positions are: II=International and III=Symbol.
7) If the Keyboard Switch is in the correct position, slide it to position III and then back to I. (This will clean the
switch contacts in case they are dirty and not making good electrical contact.
8) Press the CODE key plus the RESET key and the letter Q key combination again to reset the typewriter mechanism.
Check if the typewriter prints correctly now.
If still incorrect, the only other things I can think of is that:
1) an incorrect Daisy Wheel is installed that does not work in the ML-300. Brother sell a "B type" Daisy Wheel with
two plastic ridges/raised slots below the center of the Daisy Wheel (viewed with the raised top tab on your left.)
The B type are incompatible with your machine.
2) the typewriter has failed and needs repair.
Does it always type the same wrong letter ie
a always prints u or w ? if so the print wheel drive gear is out of position. if not and it get random letters some thing may be interfering with the wheel rotation.