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Tapping the space does not advance the carriage. Neither does typing.

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  • mgraff3221 Apr 07, 2011

    Thanks. I will have to find a repair shopping in or near the western suburbs.

  • mgraff3221 Apr 07, 2011

    Thanks. I will have to find a repair shopping in or near the western suburbs.

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