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Smith Corona 240 DLE

The paper will not feed properly. After positioning a sheet in the slot, and turning on the machine, the paper begins feeding in a cocked angle to the vertical.

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    My problem is getting the keys to type and print. I have a ribbon, but the keys on the keyboard won't type.

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Pull the paper release lever and look under the platen as well as you can, to see if there are any forien objects. check if the feed rollers are all in place. the slots in the paper pan under the platen should have rollers in them

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