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Selectric III Key Stuck

I have an IBM Correcting Selectric III. When I power the typewriter on, the light comes on, but the keys are all dead. I noticed that the "Z" key is stuck down and the rest of the keys on that row seems to be not able to press down as much. What can I do to unstick the "Z"? Is this possibly the reason why the rest of the keyboard is dead?

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Re: Selectric III Key Stuck

Remove the cover , latch on bottom each side of unit.
turn it on is the belt running or jumped off.
if it is running then the clutch is jammed.

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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