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No Typing, but Powers Up, brother ax-25

I have a Brother AX-25 typewriter that is also a word processor.  When I turn it on, suddenly the keys do not type and carriage will not move.  The text window comes on and the shift and caps lock show the red light.  The humming sound of the typewriter is gone and there is just a faint clicking sound.  Does anyone have any idea what has happened?  It appears to have power but nothing moves.

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  • holland661 Jan 03, 2009

    My typewriter has the same problem. If I turn it off and wait a period it will usually turn back on and type a few characters and then stop again.



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I have a brother ax-25 automatic electronic typewriter. it turns on has humming sound but when i depress the line and code keys to run demo test it does nothing i press return key and still does nothing even though its on

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Open your typewriter and muve prinre left-rigt, you have a prnters jam or power suply module is not ok too low dc voltage

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Hello, Enrique -

I hope I am safe in assuming this was your previous question which somehow was posted in the Washing Machine category:

I have the same problem, machine turs [sic: turns] on but nothing happens, that is the question?

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Next, I found the web page for your model typewriter, with Frequently Asked Questions:

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