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Electric Typewriter

Repairing an Electric TypewriterThis is a page about repairing an electric typewriter. The electric typewriter has long since been replaced by the PC and then the laptop. Finding someone to make repairs can be difficult and expensive, you can save money if you make the repairs yourself.


Electric typewriter.

Fixing a Smith Corona Typewriter?Even in this day of computers, tablets, and smart phones some people still like to use an electric typewriter. Repairing one can be a challenge, as you will probably need to do the work yourself. This is a page about fixing a Smith Corona typewriter.


A Smith Corona typewriter in need of repair.

Troubleshooting a Smith Corona SL470 Typewriter?Old typewriters can often be restored to working order with some adjusting or replacement parts. This is a page about troubleshooting a Smith Corona SL470 typewriter.


A typewriter with the hammer not working properly.

Smith Corona Wordsmith 100 Typewriter Hammer Not Working?Many people still use manual or electric typewriters rather than computers. It may be difficult to find a repair person, so repairs often fall to the owner. This is a page about a Smith Corona Wordsmith 100 typewriter's hammer not working.



An electric typewriter.

Repairing a Brother Electronic Typewriter?I have AX-24 electronic Brother Typewriter. When power button is turned on, the Line 1 light just blinks and nothing works. It is cleaned, the daisy wheel, ink cassette and correct tape are all functioning as they should and have been reinstalled. I have done the resets of Code + Line out + Power on and pressed pretty much every key in combination. I have read the manual completely.


An automatic typewriter.

Repairing a Smith-Corona Typewriter?My Smith-Corona Automatic 10 typewriter stopped typing. When I click on the keys, it doesn't make a noise or even try to type anything. How do I repair it?


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Typewriter Is Typing On Its Own?We have a Scriptor typewriter. It types brackets on its own when we turn it on. Sometimes it will come on, work fine and then go off and just type brackets till we turn it off. Any way to fix this?


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Return Broken on Olivetti Electric Typewriter?The return key on my Olivetti ET Compact 60 is not working. All the other keys appear to work well. The individual back space also works, so the carriage can go to the left side, but not when the return key is pressed. Any ideas on what may be causing this?


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Typewriter Ribbon Advance Issue?I have a Royal TQ 740 electronic typewriter in good physical condition, with unknown history. Everything on the machine works exactly as expected, except for one problem: when the machine executes a carriage return, the ribbon cartridge's takeup reel is rotated the wrong direction and the ribbon bunches up inside the cartridge and fails to feed again until the slack is manually removed.


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Repairing A Smith-Corona Typewriter?I just got a Smith-Corona Electra 120. So the half space works, but none of the keys will move to type. The plug works and everything, but none of the other keys will work. I was wondering how to fix this as I would like to use it.


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