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Error 121 on an ibm wheelwriter 30 series, the carriage has stopped and error 121 appeared.

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  • slevy Jun 30, 2008

    Thank you. We turned off the machine , unplugged & restarted it .We get 6 beeps and eveything ceases. Followed your instructions after restarting and nothing happens. Would light oiling help anything? e g WD40? I'm a novice at this, how do I find your tips on keyboard repair?

  • slevy Jun 30, 2008

    found the WW1000 and am a bit reluctant to try it yet

  • slevy Jul 07, 2008

    Resolved - found a loose tape under the carriage



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121 says that the keyboard is not supported which means that the K.B. is bad. To get around this hold the code key, press & relase the "L" key type 001 rel the code key this sets the T/W to a US keyboard. You will have to do this until you replace the keyboard or repair it see my tip under WW1000.


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  • Dick O Reilly Jun 30, 2008

    Wrong keyboard selected. Press & hold code key, press & release L key, type 001, release code key. See my tip on kryboard repair under WW1000.




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