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Please help i have urgent work to type but my IBM Wheelwriter3500 by LEXMARK is typing half characters

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Half characters? Top or bottom? Please remove the ribbon and reinstall it. Likely it got folded. Make sure as well that the correction tape is properly seated. Otherwise it can get in the way. Unless it is a multistrike, you should see the characters imprinted on it. Just like Columbo when he solved another ****. Good luck.

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  • faxmando May 25, 2011

    If it is printing only the tops of the letters the platen has worked loose. Press down firmly on both ends it should snap into place.

  • jpokoth2003 May 26, 2011

    i have check and rechecked those steps and it still prints half characters is there another possible problem. what if i blow the machine, or is it something to do with the whole print engine

  • faxmando May 27, 2011

    "i have check and rechecked those steps and it still prints half characters"

    Which half? Top? Bottom? Left Side? Don't keep me in suspense.

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