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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.


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 The electric typewriter has long since been replaced by the PC and then the laptop.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.


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Repairing a Olivetti Typewriter?I have a Olivetti CX 440 plus. It types totally incorrect characters. I've checked the daisy wheel integrity and it seems fine.Everything else functions normally. I was able to correct the wrong character problem once by using some combo of keystrokes, but lost the fix when I cycled the power. Any help?


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.



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Line Key Stuck on Typewriter?I own an Electronic Typewriter AX-22 and the "Line" light is on but the typewriter has this consistent ticking sound. I can use any of the other keys. How do I fix the ticking and is it associated with another issue and not the "Line" button?


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.


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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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Certain Letters Won't Type?My Smith Corona dictionary typewriter won't type letters "i j k l m o p y"; it types all other letters perfectly.


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Some Keys Not Working on Typewriter?My Smith Corona SL480 typewriter has some keys not working. How do I fix this?


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Fixing Key On Smith-Corona Typewriter?The "a" key on my Smith-Corona Electric Correction II typewriter. It moves forward and returns fine, but does not produce a printed "a" on the page. I replaced the ribbon and still no luck. Do you have any suggestions?


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