Question about IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

5 Answers

IBM Wheelwriter 30 Series II Typewriter 6787

When we turn on our typewriter, we get a message 114 08 with a little square box in front of it with a diagonal line through it. Could you please solve this for us?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • diamondzanda Jul 21, 2008


    Thank you very much for your quick reply. I did everything you suggested, but the error message 114_08 with a square box with a diagonal line through it still remains. Any other suggestions?

  • jeanneb103 Sep 07, 2008

    Same problem here. I've replaced the batteries, but still the same error response and the machine won't work.

  • Anonymous Sep 08, 2008

    I just hung up from a local repair shop & they located the error's a function board error. He said the function board - the main workings of the machine - would need to be replaced. I didn't have him call for exact price, but he said it would cost something in the range of $300. I'm located in Texas.



5 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Receiving a 215 error code on our Wheelwriter 30 Series II. Anybody out there seen the same? Any fix?

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

  • sbj746 Mar 21, 2011

    I also have error 215, Can't seem to fix it what could I do to fix it without taking to repair shop. I would like to be able to get a repair manual and do it myself. If it is a sensor whare can I get one,and what would be the part number and where would it be located. Thanks

  • StephanK May 17, 2011

    Check type writer installment
    Press 'code'

    Doesn't work?
    Turn off
    Check type writer
    Turn on


  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • IBM Master
  • 3,594 Answers

The book says turn the T/W off wait 30 seconds and restart, if condition returns call for service. However you might try removing the batteries and unplugging the machine waiting a few minutes and restarting. CAUTION ALL THE MEMORY WILL BE LOST!


Posted on Jul 16, 2008


215 error ?

Posted on Oct 07, 2008


Posted on Oct 07, 2008

I just hung up with a local repair shop. They located the error message and said it's a function board error & the function board would need to be replaced. I didn't have him get an exact quote, but he estimated $300. Bad news.

Posted on Sep 08, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya Technician can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Technician (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do we replace the correction ribbon to the typewriter?

there is a lever in the center front of the black ribbon cartridge to release the lift off tape

Sep 11, 2014 | IBM 6787 - 6787 Wheelwriter 30 Series Ii

1 Answer

IBM Wheelwriter 30 Series II Since changing

The ribbon may not be fully seated on the ribbon deck. The blue latch has to hol it in place.


Jun 30, 2011 | Lexmark Wheelwriter 30 Series II...

1 Answer


This code does not appear in the users guide. You might try removing the batteries turn off for 30 sec. and restart. This will reset everything to factory defaults.



Jun 29, 2010 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

1 Answer

My IBM Wheelwriter 30 Series II has a message of a box and an X in it and then the numbers 215 can someone tell me how can fix this?

Check to be sure the printwheel to be sure it is properly installed, check for debris in the P/W area, If these are OK then the sensor is probably bad.


May 28, 2010 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

1 Answer

Need owner's manual for IBM Wheelwriter 15 Series II typewriter (free download please)

Go to, click tour way to publications there are printable manuals there.


Oct 13, 2009 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

1 Answer

Typing characters that are not intended

Try these troubleshooting suggestions for your problem:

Wrong Characters Print or Characters Space Incorrectly:

1. Turn the typewriter off, wait 30 seconds, then turn the typewriter
on again and try typing again.
2. Make sure the LANG indicator is off.
3. Try a new printwheel.
4. Look for objects In the path of the carrier.
5. Make sure the printwheel is changed when there is a language
6. If you are playing back, make sure you use the same pitch
printwheel you used when you typed the text.


You can download the Operator's Guide for your typewriter from here (it takes a little while for the download to begin):
Wheelwriter Typewriter 30 Series II (6787) Operator's Guide

Aug 20, 2009 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

1 Answer


I believe a 215 code is a bad printwheel sensor. You need a tech.


Mar 05, 2009 | IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter

Not finding what you are looking for?
IBM Wheelwriter 30 Typewriter Logo

920 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top IBM Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

James Cagle
James Cagle

Level 2 Expert

475 Answers

Don  Farrell
Don Farrell

Level 3 Expert

1018 Answers

Jim Keysor

Level 2 Expert

329 Answers

Are you an IBM Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides