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Ibm Selectric III typewriter

The light to the typewriter goes on, but there is no "hum" when turned on, and you cannot type. I've unplugged the machine, and checked to see if anything fell inside. I don't know how to remove the cover to check for problems. what to do? thanks

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  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2008

    wheelwriter 15 lights go on but nothing further happens

  • tholloway Jul 17, 2008

    Hi,



    We have the same IBM Selectric II typewriter. Our problem is even though there is power and we have the "hum", our keyboard is locked and we cannot depress any of the keys. When we touch the shift key, the previous keys we depressed print out eg. (touch q nothing happens, touch shift we get q-) go figure.



    Not sure how to fix, have read the manual, it doesn't offer any trouble shooting.



    T in Vancouver

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To Tholloway;

The problem is in the shift clutch. Unless you know how to remove the upper case there isn't a lot you can do.

DickyO

Posted on Jul 18, 2008

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Could be a lot of things. Most likely is a motor belt. It's not likely an untrained person could change it. To remove the case there are latches on the rt. & l. sides, levers on the insides of case move themto the front and remove case.

DickyO

Posted on Apr 16, 2008

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