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IBM Selectric II, Only prints Numbers

As stated above, i can only print numbers with what ever element I use. Will you give me a way to correct this problem?
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    Any Alphabet key that I press, prints only Numbers or other characters.

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Http://www.electronicspoint.com/ibm-selectric-typewriter-repair-t48510.html
http://www.covingtoninnovations.com/selectric/index.html


http://www.scribd.com/doc/279389/IBM-Selectric-III-Manual
http://www.search.com/reference/IBM_Selectric_typewriter

OK well if there are NO stuck key, and only prints numbers, then this unit has an electronic fault.. this used to be a common enough problem, many years ago as I remember it, an IC, goes faulty, and causes the number character generator to output & not the alphanumeric generator, You are going to have a difficult job to repair this unit. what you should possibly do is buy another one, if you really like using it. Because the cost of parts, plus the having to buy, a service manual, so you could know the IC, description and type number, to repair, this unit, would indeed, be close to or more than another one, I have seen them for sale,and are very reasonably priced. You also may even be able to buy a board to repair it, if cheap enough. I looked for a service manual too but couldn't find any free ones.
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=IBM+Selectric+II,+typewriter&_sacat=0&_stpos=&gbr=1&_dmpt=BI_Typewriters_Word_Processors&_odkw=IBM+Selectric+II,&_osacat=0&bkBtn=&_trksid=p3286.m270.l1313

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Hello, can you please give me some more detailed description of your device? Also, is it a stand-alone, or does it connect to your computer? If it connects to your computer, what system are you running?

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