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Troubleshooting a Smith Corona SL470 Typewriter?

September 3, 2017

A Smith Corona typewriter in need of repair.If you press the z key you get some other letter or symbol instead. What can I do to correct this problem? I use it a lot and want to fix it so any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.

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October 9, 20170 found this helpful
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The strike keys may be bent. Try opening the top of the typewriter and straightening them.

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June 22, 20200 found this helpful

They is no electrical in the typewriter when you plug it in.

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April 30, 20220 found this helpful

I just received a Smith Corona model 5-A SL 460 typewriter, it arrived damaged. I watched a video before purchasing showing that it worked. When it arrived, the power button made a noise when it was either on or off!

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Then it arrived with the half space bar off, I tried to put it back on and that is when I lost all power. Is this junk or can it be fixed at a reasonable price??

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