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Royal-Adler Stellite 40 mistyping

My typewriter became unplugged while I was vacuuming. When I plugged it back in, turned it on and typed, it typed the wrong letters. 'E' prints as 'h', 'L' prints as ';' or something. How do I fix this? Thanks! Sue

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  • Sue Farnum Jun 06, 2007

    Hi Ed,
    Thanks for your answer. I've repeatedly tried that with no luck. (not sure if I already posted this response so sorry if I'm repeating myself).
    I've heard there is a series of keystrokes that will "reset" the typewriter. ????? I can't find any more info on that or whether it might help me.
    Thanks for your help!



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Ed, you're a genius. I reset the wheel after taking the correction tape out and it didn't change anything. But the comment about trying the different CODE key combos indirectly led to the solution. I started setting and resetting every CODE key combo and something fixed it! Thanks so much! I had also reset the pica, etc. switches on the left, so not sure if that played into it. Something somehow fixed it and I wouldn't have tried it if you hadn't mentioned the KBI, II, III keys. THANKS!! Sue

Posted on Jun 14, 2007



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The printwheel has lost it's home position. Release the lever holding the printwheel, remove it and re-install it. Push the lever toward the platen to lock it in. Turn the typewriter on. The printwheel should spin, the carriage should move to the left and the come back to the left margin. You should be OK after that. Let me know if it helps or not Ed

Posted on Jun 01, 2007

  • Anonymous Jun 14, 2007

    Sorry for the delay.
    Remove the correction tape, re-seat the printwheel, turn it on. If it types properly, re-install the correction tape and try it again.
    Look for anything that would impeded the rotation of the printwheel.

    Also, look for a key or switch that says something like KB I, II, III. Those are foreign language keyboards that do not correspond to the printwheel you are using.

    It's been a lot of years since I've had to work on one of these, so I can't remember exactly where these settings are, but they are there.




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