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I have a Brother Fax/printer and havn't used it for a while everything seams to work except the keyboard for dialing and setting up function selection. Only the 2,3,6 and * keys are working. Any suggestions please? Regards, Colin Ifield

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You have a stuck key. Only trial and error will tell you which one. Try pressing them all a few times and see if you can free it up.

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