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HELP PLEASE!!!! The typewriter is a Brother EM-530 and the ? / : ; key doesn't work the way I would like for it to. Example :::: blank p:f blank it should be ::::: blank p/f blank How do I fix this?? also it is with some other keys::: 1/4 " 1/2 ' doesn't work as in nothing prints when you press the button. [ ] | when that button is pressed with the shift key , it prints out an <................. when that key is pressed alone, nothing prints. : ; N with the ~ over it when that button is pressed, it makes a @

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  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. I was told that I should install a new Cassette Daisy Wheel (English Prestige 1012) and I did, but I continue to have the same problem. I press the period and coma keys and the close symbol ) prints. I press the "F" key and nothing prints, but when I press the "G" key it prints the @ symbol over the letter "G".

    How do you reset the typewriter back to the original factory settings so I can regain the use of the keys for which they were intended?

  • Anonymous Feb 24, 2009

    Nothing posted is working , I have a similar problem where the typewriter all of a sudden stopped typing correctly. :/

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I have a brother em-530 that want work when on just the pitch 10 and 12 light blanking



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I just talked to A Brother Customer Service Agent, I have a EM-530, and was having the same problem with my keys and symbols. Turn off your typewriter, hold down your Code, Shift and Tab key at the same time. Keep holding them down while you turn your machine back on. This will restore your factory settings competely. You will have to change your margins and tabs to where you like them again. If it continues to not type the write symbols, push code and the letter "K" and watch the upper left lights with roman numerals I II & III (KB is under the numerals), when the light is just on roman number I, let up the code key, turn off for ten seconds and then turn it back on. The keyboard has now reset and all should be well.

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I suspect one of two things
1) the daisy wheel (print wheel) you are using is not for a brother typewriter.
2) the daisy wheel is not English from what you describe sounds like a Spanish print wheel

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if you need anything else, please feel free to call or email us.

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