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Swintec 2500 typewriter

I can't get the typewriter to print. I have put a new ribbon on it it sounds like everything is working but nothing is printing

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  • george4994 Apr 15, 2008

    I'm having the same problem as knitwoman. I've read the manual and the answer to this problem is NOT in there. I've also taken out the ribbon that was in it when I inherited it from another department, and put in a new one. This didn't make a difference either.

  • typinfool Mar 23, 2009

    Same problem here. The solution is NOT in the manual. Radar Ron is less than helpful

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Check that the hammer that strikes the rear of the selected print wheel character is working. If not you have an electronic problem. Also double check the cassette ribbon, there are dodgy ones around

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    Ron Dufek Mar 11, 2008


    I do not understand! Swintec 2500 is a fair “medium duty typewriter”, but it is a off-brand name. When I was repairing office machines for a living (for 6 years) I serviced IBM, Panasonic, Cannon, Brother, Swintec, and Smith/Corona typewriters. The quality of the typewriters was in that order. When I was doing this for a living you would have been charged $50 an hour to teach you how to use your machine. I understand that the purpose on Fixya.com is to help people with their hardware, but if you open the book it is clearly in the instructions.



    The link I provided was to get a user manual. And I KNOW the answer is in the manual, but if you do not want to open the manual to figure out how to use your machine it’s not my problem.

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    Ron Dufek Mar 12, 2008

    Thank you for the up-grade!

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