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Carriage Return doesn't work. Everything else works fine; but it will not return the carriage when the return key is used.

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    I can't clear the current margins to set new margins either. Code + 1 are supposed to clear old margins, but backspace and space bar won't move the carrier beyond the current settings.



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Check to make sure no forien objects are in machine preventing the carrier from moving, with the mach. turned OFF you should be able to move the carrier by hand from one side to the other

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