20 Most Recent Brother ML-500 Typewriter Questions & Answers

I have worked on typewriters fo 20+ years.
The only typ's I know of that had the return on the right hand side are all the manual typ's

Brother ML-500... | Answered on Oct 28, 2014

Use your space bar to move carrier to desired location, hold down Alt key button on bottom left (next to space bar) and press the number 5 numeric key on top row. That should set your right margin.

Brother ML-500... | Answered on Aug 05, 2014

Print cam needs replacement. Call Brother support and find your closest dealer: (877) 276-8437

Brother ML-500... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014

.See previous answer

Brother ML-500... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014

There is a clutch system under the ribbon carrier that has to rotate to move the hammer, see if you can see if this part is rotating, also there is a spring that puts pressure on the hammer. If this clutch is not moving it may need replacement,, or cleaned with alcohol.

Brother ML-500... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014

Here is the User Guide for the ML 500

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Brother ML-500... | Answered on May 14, 2014

You may down load and print a copy of the user's manual for your machine by visiting the following link:

Not all manuals are available electronically. If your model is not listed at the above website, you can order a printed copy of the manual at the Brother Mall:


Brother ML-500... | Answered on Jan 23, 2014

Chances are the keyboard contacts in the keyboard are dirty, keyboard does come apart and can be clean sometimes works and sometimes not...

Brother ML-500... | Answered on Oct 28, 2013

Does the display show any thing, possible bad display or connector to board unhooked

Brother ML-500... | Answered on Sep 26, 2013


First find the margin release key and press it once. Then use the spacebar to move the carrier forward and reset the right margin. Or again use the margin release key by pressing it once and then press and hold the backspace key to move through where the left margin was and reset it at the point where you want it.


Brother ML-500... | Answered on Sep 19, 2012

If it is printing the wrong symbol you are probably in KBII mode. There may be a KBII key or more likely a key in the top row with KBII above it, press code and that key.


Brother ML-500... | Answered on Jul 12, 2012

Hi there. Take out the printwheel and see if any of the spokes are bent. That would cause wrong letters. . Also if the print solenoid(piston) does not go in and out freely. Lawrence

Brother ML-500... | Answered on Jan 17, 2012

Go to brother international.com, ck\lick on support, poke around there, you should find a manual.


Brother ML-500... | Answered on Oct 24, 2011

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