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Why will the ribbon not go back down into position so I'm not typing blank letters but when I use correction button it types the letter

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it sounds like you were using a non-brother correction tape,one that was too sticky and consequently too "slow" and during the correction sequence the fingers of the daisy-wheel got entangled with the tape. Make sure that the correction tape is of a "non-sticky" nature and then take off the correction and printing tapes. That way you will see better how the daisy-wheel is fitted . I will assume that you have an instruction book to show how this is done. before fitting the daisy wheel examine the fingers to see that none are bent or crossed over each other. If this is the case it is better to buy another one. bring your typewriter to the shop if this is the case and they will possibly re-fit the wheel for you. good luck.....

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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if it is an acer press fn and f7 that should fix it

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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Hi Melaine,

It sounds like you're in a word-processing or text-editing application, and have selected a Symbol font. Change to another font (like Arial) and it should clear-up.


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Posted on Apr 04, 2009

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check to see that when yu replace the ribbon it has not slipped in front of the print ribbon and that you have not got the button for corection pressed by mistake it is using this to print you letters not the ink ribbon

Posted on Jun 12, 2009

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SOURCE: my dell lattiude keyboard doesnt type correct letters type j and

Go into safe mode and see if the same things happens there, if it does then bring it back into normal windows and go into notepad.

move your fingers across all the keys from left to right on each row. If the keys still aren't typing right then the keyboard needs to be replaced.


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