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Code 215 The typewriter does nothing but display a little box with a slash thru it and the numbers 215. It does not make a difference if you power it off or unplug it, it continues to display that error code on the screen. I tried pressing and holding code key while pressing "L" release "L" and type 001 release the code key, but the error 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 again for your assistance.

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  • maryjoe00803 May 31, 2008

    I turned the typewriter off for a few seconds then I turned it back on. I was able to type a few keystrokes before the 215 code reappeared.

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  • Dick O Reilly Apr 29, 2008

    Had a chance to look at a book says printwheel problem.

    Remove P/W check for debris or durt in that area if you have compressed air blow this area out. If this dosen't work you probably have a bad sensor.



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