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On my mws-1840 Franklin electronic dictionary, when I try to enter what I wrote I get a window that says "Key has no effect" ???????????

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SOURCE: I have the Merriam-Webster® Speaking

The method you tried was alternative 1 for your trouble. Did you hold the keys down for several seconds. This sometimes is required.

Alternative 2 is to press the "reset" button in the small hole on the right hand side of your machine. Use a straightened paper clip and push very gently.

The settings data will be lost when you do this.

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I have the Merriam-Webster® Speaking Dictionary & Thesaurus (MWS-1840) The screen is erratic. I tried to push clear at the same time as the on/off button, but nothing happened. So I...


If the screen performs eratically, then the only way is resetting the bookman, here is the exact procedure for resetting the Bookman,

Follow these exact steps for performing the soft reset:

1)First Press the clear button and press the ON/OFF button twice..

If this soft reset procedure doesnt work, then try hard reset..

Warning: Doing a hard reset will delete all the setting saved by you..

Here is the procedure for performing hard reset..

1)Hold CLEAR and ON/OFF button for 5-10 seconds, this should perform a hard reset, if you still have issue, follow the next step
2)Use paperclip and gently press the RESET button,
Reset button is present in a pin hole sized block present at the backside of the bookman

Any of the following procedure should solve your issue

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