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Victor 1260-2 will power on, give a very short hum/buzz then go quiet and not work.

It sounds like there may be an issue with the motor that drives the paper feed mechanism. The hum/buzz that you hear when you turn it on could be the motor trying to start but failing to do so. The tightness of the paper feed could also be related to the motor issue. The green "E" on the screen likely indicates an error. Without more specific information about the error code, it's difficult to determine the exact issue. However, it's possible that the error code is related to the motor or paper feed issue. If you're comfortable doing so, you may want to try opening up the machine to see if there are any obvious issues with the motor or paper feed mechanism, such as a loose or broken part. If you're not comfortable doing this or if you're unable to identify the problem, it may be best to take it to a professional for repair.
2/24/2023 2:01:25 PM • Victor Office... • Answered on Feb 24, 2023

My Victor 1560-6 adding machine is still printing light even after changing the ribbon

Here are some potential issues that could be causing the problem:
  1. Worn or damaged print hammer: The print hammer is the part of the machine that strikes the ribbon to transfer ink onto the paper. Over time, the print hammer can become worn or damaged, which can cause it to strike the ribbon with less force, resulting in light printing. If you suspect this is the problem, you will need to replace the print hammer.
  2. Dirty or misaligned print hammer: Even if the print hammer is not worn or damaged, it can become dirty or misaligned over time, which can affect its ability to transfer ink onto the paper. Clean the print hammer with a soft cloth and make sure it is properly aligned with the ribbon.
  3. Worn or damaged ribbon guide: The ribbon guide is the part of the machine that helps guide the ribbon over the print mechanism. If it is worn or damaged, it can cause the ribbon to slip, resulting in light printing. You may need to replace the ribbon guide.
  4. Misaligned or dirty print mechanism: The entire print mechanism may need to be cleaned or realigned to ensure that it is making proper contact with the ribbon and paper. Consult the user manual or seek professional assistance to properly realign or clean the print mechanism.
  5. Electronic malfunction: If the issue is not related to any physical components, there may be an electronic malfunction that is causing the problem. Seek professional assistance to diagnose and repair any potential electronic issues.
2/24/2023 2:59:27 AM • Victor Office... • Answered on Feb 24, 2023

How to replace the ink cartridge on a victor 1208-2
11/6/2021 1:30:32 AM • Victor Office... • Answered on Nov 06, 2021

I can't seem to do simple subtraction with my

When you want to complete a problem on an adding machine, such as "7 - 3," you would not key in "7," then the subtraction sign, then "3" and then an equal sign. If you do, then you will get an answer of "-4," and you know that is not the correct answer. Again, you have to think like an accountant when you are working with your adding machine. To figure this subtraction problem on an adding machine, you would need to key in "7," the addition sign, "3" and then the subtraction sign; you would get the answer of 4. You are actually working the problem as "7 + (-3)." This would be true on most modern day machines. In order to subtract, you have to add the negative number.
6/21/2019 10:41:03 AM • Victor 1208-2... • Answered on Jun 21, 2019

I need a manual for my victor talking machine VV - VIII - 77116F AND MY VV - XIA - 502058

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11/13/2018 10:24:26 PM • Victor Office... • Answered on Nov 13, 2018

Paper won't feed in Victor

There appears to be something in the way as the paper bunches up when I start to feed it through. Is there some way of taking the back off this calculator?
5/6/2017 9:59:01 PM • Victor 1460-3... • Answered on May 06, 2017

How do I clean the numbers on this adding machine?

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5/4/2015 11:04:47 PM • Victor 1225 3 A... • Answered on May 04, 2015

How do you set the sales tax on these machines?

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4/10/2015 9:47:17 PM • Victor 1212-2... • Answered on Apr 10, 2015
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