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Smith Corona... • Answered on Jan 25, 2021


How to Use a Smith Corona Typewriter A Smith Corona typewriter can be either a manual or electric model. Whichever model you have, the typewriter works in basically the same way. If you are familiar with a computer keyboard, you can type on a typewriter as the keys are laid out exactly the same. Unlike a computer, typing mistakes are harder to correct and, unless you use carbon paper, you will only have one copy of any document you type.
A Smith Corona typewriter can be either a manual or electric model. Whichever model you have, the typewriter works in basically the same way. If you are familiar with a computer keyboard, you can type on a typewriter as the keys are laid out exactly the same. Unlike a computer, typing mistakes are harder to correct and, unless you use carbon paper, you will only have one copy of any document you type.

Smith Corona... • Answered on Oct 25, 2020


Brand new? Contact the seller and/or manufacturer about the warranty. https://www.smithcorona.com/ Is this the machine? https://www.amazon.com/Smith-corona-Coronamatic-Portable-Electric-Typewriter/dp/B0112YFSFE Anyway, if the keys type and the ink isn't showing, the problem seems to be with the ribbon. If it is not advancing, the keys hit the same spot repeatedly, no ink. If it is advancing, there may be a control that modifies the striking power of the keys and that might be adjusted. If it is not a matter of striking power, perhaps the ribbon was not installed properly or simply was dried out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CF0rskT16jQ As to the space bar not working, that probably requires some disassembly. Here is a page describing the general problem: https://www.instructables.com/Easy-Spacebar-Repair/ Here is a page for disassembly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVLDvPdgebU However, this could easily turn into a fiasco of the type where someone opens up a watch and thinks they can repair it. They don't have the tools nor the technical skills. That's reason enough to call the manufacturer for warranty info and/or support.

Smith Corona... • Answered on Oct 14, 2020


Does it always type the same wrong letter ie a always prints u or w ? if so the print wheel drive gear is out of position. if not and it get random letters some thing may be interfering with the wheel rotation.

Smith Corona... • Answered on Sep 11, 2020


Check to see if you are in KBII or a language mode if not look for bent or broken spokes on the printwheel.DickyO

Smith Corona... • Answered on Sep 08, 2020


Vendors that display a copy of the manual in their ads might be contacted to request a copy of the manual. Example: https://www.amazon.com/Smith-Corona-DeVille-470-Correctable/dp/B003TZBMX2

Smith Corona... • Answered on Jun 15, 2020


Remove print wheel...clean with soapy water

Smith Corona... • Answered on Jan 27, 2020


You might have blown a fuse...you will have to take the top covers off to see the fuses....otherwise the transformer has overheated and needs replaced.

Smith Corona... • Answered on Nov 30, 2019

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