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Quietwriter 7 I cannot get my to stop tabbing to the end of the page when I get to a certain point, and then if I type "t" I get "tr". What is wrong?

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Sounds like the main board. take to a repair shop

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To answer your question yes the print wheel can be changed, BUT that is not your problem. The machine needs to be reset or the reset tab needs adjusting.


When you turn on the machine the print head moves to the right side, the print wheel spins, and the ribbon jumps up and down, that is the machine resetting its self.

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  1. Power it off and then turn it back on and test to again.
  2. If it's still typing the wrong or unreadable letters then turn off the power open the lid. On the bottom of the case there is a metal frame on the right side of the frame you will see a small metal tab pointing towards the print head.
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I own an IBM QUIETWRITTER 8 and it stops typing after 25 to 75 key strokes. The red LIGHTS ON RIGHT SIDE LIGHT UP on SHIFT LOCK and LANG and goes BEEP, BEEP, etc. After I turn it off, and then turn it back...

I'm going to suggest that you get yourself a equivelent Wheelwriter as the Quietwriter hasen't been made in 10 years and the supplies are just about non existant and if you find them they will cost a small fortune. To repair it dosen't make sense as you will not be able to get supplies.
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How do I set Decimal Tabs?

From the User's Manual:

Margins and For each setting, move point. key(s) indicated:
• LMar to set left margino
• RMar to set the right margino
• MarRei to the!" left of the margino
• TSet to set a tab. Vou set at the left and right margins. Vou • TClr to clear a tab.
• TClr + CRln elear ali The earrier does not margino when the carrier is tive margino Vou type or space through ríght margino saved when the oft.
the carrier to the desired point, and press the
the margin.
MarRel release the left margin, ther Backspace or +- to move
margi n.
You can up to 26 tabs. Permanent tabs exist
You cannot clear these tabs.
CRtn to clear all tabs.
carrier lock at the right margin. The typewriter beeps
about five spaces before the right margin. You can
the right margin. Margin and tab settings are
typewriter is turned.

You can download the User's Manual from LEXMARK:

Look for the title 'IBM Typewriters' at the end of the page, open the list box and select your typewritter model.

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