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Keyboard malfunctiong When I hit a key another character comes up, what can I do to fix this? I have restarted typewriter, as well as taken wheel out and relaced to no avail. Cindy Millar

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  • honusong Oct 02, 2008

    My Brother typewriter will now print letters but the letters are not syncronized with the keys, so if I hit K it prints "," etc.

    How do I fix this. 
    Also I am unable to easily install the new ribbon cartridge. How do I uninstall the correction ribbon cartridge to be sure that the two cartridges are properly seated.


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I have discovered the same problem with my machine.

i suspect it is a problem with the "daisy wheel". are any of the "spokes" broken or misaligned?

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