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Typed letter doesn't correspond with the letter stroked on the keyboard

For example: I type on the "s" key, but the letter "g" is what prints.

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  • SHEILAVEGA14 Jun 28, 2008

    TYPWERITTER NOT RESPONDING TO THE LETTER I TYPE



  • Anonymous Jul 18, 2008

    type letter is not corresponding

  • Anonymous Oct 20, 2008

    any solution for this

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