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I have triedThe LOCK key on my Smith Corona XE 1600 is flashing and seems to have locked the typewriter. Any ideas?

I have tried pressing the CODE key and LOCK key simultaneously but to no avail.

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SOURCE: Smith Corona Deville 410

This is usually an indication that the lid is open (possibly a broken part on the lid that goes into a hole on the cover and presses a switch contact) or no ribbon or wrong ribbon/lift off combination

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SOURCE: Smith Corona Mod. 5-A

Be sure the ribbon is properly installed, then try putting the old ribbon back in, if it works the ribbon may not have the piece on the bottom that tells the T/W that the ribbon is in.


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SOURCE: Lock Button Stuck

This usually indicates no ribbon. Check to be sure the ribbon is properly installed or put a new ribbon in.


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I the carrier free to move when the typwriter is turned off?

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SOURCE: Smith Corona Typewriter SL460:

The Lock button might be stuck. If someone was typing too fast, I believe it can "Overload". You may have to dis-assemble to see if button is stuck. I worked on one of these a while back.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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