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Print wheel stuck at right side and won't return

Problem as above. On several previous occasions if the wheel went beyond the right margin set, it would get stuck, but with a little encouragment it would come back.  Now it is permanently stuck.  Any suggestions? It is actually a 48D Word Processor Typewriter

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Re: Print wheel stuck at right side and won't return

Smith Corona has a carrier lock on the right side of the typewriter look for a red or blue part on the right side of the ribbon carrier and flip it back by pressing on the end of it and see if it unlocks.

Posted on Jan 29, 2008

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How do I increase the margins on the typewriter

To set a margin beyond the left or right margin, move the carrier (or cursor) to that margin, press the Margin Release key, then proceed to move the carrier (or cursor) to the desired position. Then, press the Left or Right margin key to set the new margin. A beep will sound indicating the new margin has been set. When you set a new left or right margin, the previous margin is automatically cleared.

Alternatively, you can type beyond the right margin by pressing the Margin Release key and then continue typing when the carrier (or cursor) stops at the right margin. To type beyond the left margin, press the Margin Release key and then the Backspace key to move the carrier (or cursor) to the position where you want to start typing.

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How do I release the right margin on the typewriter?

Look above the 3 key, you will see M REL that stands for Margin RELease. Move to the margin you want to change and wail holding the ALT key and press 3. Repossition the print head by using the BACKSPACE or SPACE BAR then again hold ALT as you select the new Left Margin or Right Margin (4=L MAR or 5=R MAR)

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KXR00 I have a panasonic elfec electronic typewriter r200 and I don't have a manual. I am having trouble setting the Left & Right Margins Regaards Lesley

I have a manual...
To clear margins and have do the following: depress the "return" key so the carriage returns to the left margin. Then depressed the "code" "tab clr" keys.
To set margins and tad do the following: clear your margins in tabs using the steps above. Depressed space bar until you reach the desired left margin. Depressed the "L. MAR" key... you're left margin is now set. Depress the "space bar" until you reach the first required tab stop. Depressed the "tab set" key... your first tab stop is now set. Repeat steps 4and 5 for each tab stop required on the writing line up 13 can be set on each line. Depress the spacebar to move the carriage to the desired right margin. Depressed the "r. mar" key. Finally depress the return key.

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The left margin is stuck and the release margin works only the first time after turning on the typwriter. I can set the margin at a point on the left side, but after a few times of hitting the return key,...

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How to use the margin release for Brother EM-530

Is Margin Release on it's own separate button on the EM-530? If so, then to move beyond a margin:
  • Use Return or Tab to go to the left or right existing margin.
  • Touch Margin Release.
  • Use the Backspace or Space bar to go beyond the margin in question.
  • If you want to set a new margin, then go to the location you want to have it and touch the Left margin or Right Margin button.
Some models may require the CODE key to access one or more of these functions. If the function name is not printed on the top of the key, but on its front or on the surrounding plastic above the button, press and hold the CODE key while touching that button (just as you hold the Shift key to type capitals). The CODE key might possibly have a different name; chances are it's color will match the functions it works with.

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Can't get the left margin to change, it is stuck way over on the right side and when I hit return it goes to about the center of the typewriter

On carriage return the machine locates LH margin. In your case the LH margin is set in centre.
Press the margin release key when at the margin location position.
Use the backspace key to return to the extreme left.
Space forward to were you want the new margin.
Press Margin Left set.


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How to set margins on Olympia compact s - is there a manual available?

use the "margin left" key to set left margin, and the "Margin Right" key to set the right margin. Move to where you want the margin to be and press the right or left margin keys. to go beyond a margin (to set margins "outside" the current settings, press the MAR REL (Margin Release) button while at the current margin

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Trying to get the margin move to the left or right beyond where it is set.

Try touching the margin release key, back space to the new location then hold down the code key while pressing the 7 key.

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What keys do I use the change the left and right margins?

You set the margins by putting the printhead where you want the margin set, and holding down the CODE key, push the key under where L MAR or R MAR is printed, (above the top keys on the keyboard) depending on whether you want to set the right or left margin.
If you want to set the left margin to the left of where it's set, hold down the CODE key and push the key under MAR REL. Then using the Backspace (or spacebar, if you backspace too far) position the printhead where you want the mar. set and holding down the CODE key, hit the key under L MAR.
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