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I have a olympia startype 3 and the carriage will stop typing and just set there and move the ribbon up and down repeatedly. Is there a problem with one of the circuit boards and who can you get to fix them, every repair person I have talked to says they do not work on Olympia any longer because they cannot get parts. I have four of these and they all do the same thing

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The OLY STARTPYE 3 is the same as the NAKAJIMA Ae series there are probably broken wires in the carrier harness about 1" from the carrier connection. If you can get them to us I'm sure I can repair then.

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Press margin release key, move carriage using backspace to where you want the left margin to be and press left margin set key. Repeat for the right margin, use space bar to advance the carriage and press the right margin set key instead.

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