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PAPER FEED This just started- I'm trying to type & the paper feed keeps moving, preventing me from typing in a straight line. I find nothing in the operater's manual pertaining to this problem. Please help-I'm desparate!

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  • jollyjp Aug 12, 2008

    wasn't the keyboard thank goodness.

    problem has been solved but thanks anyway

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You probably have a keyboard problem. With the T/W turned on tap the space up key and the micro up & down keys if they space without pressing them you may need a keyboard. If you find the offending key try popping off the key top this may get you by for a while.

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