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On my IBM Wheelsriter 5 - when I turn it on the line spacing lights come on and just keep on blinking. The typewriter won't do anything else.

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Check to see if the 2 connectors from the keyboard are fully plugged in if they are see my tip under WW1000

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That is the signal that the batteries are dead.

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