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IBM WheelWriter 3500

The typewriter does nothing but display a little box with a slash thru it and the numbers 215. It does not make if you power it off or unplug it, it continues to display that error code (I'm assuming) on the screen.

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  • albetohe Mar 26, 2008

    I tried this and the 215 code still remains unchanged on the display screen; could that also mean the keyboard is bad? Or can I simply throw out the old thing and tell the woman in that dept. to get with the times ;-)



    In any case, thanks for your assistance.

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Try pressing and holding code key while pressing "L" release "L"
and type 001 release the code key. If this solves the trouble but it comes back on the next power up the keyboard is bad.

DickyO

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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