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Line spacing 1 and 2 blink continuously and the carriage return will not move to the starting position

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Your keyboard is going bad. You can try my tip under WW1000 or contact Goe. Beters Co. @800-392-8085 for a keyboard rebuild. Tell them O'Reilly sent you.

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Posted on Nov 11, 2010

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I'm going out on a limb here.
I assume the carriage returns but the line does not advance. Close?

- There is a setting for the linespacing which is either 0 (zero), or 1, or 1 1/2 or 2
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