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Close of up of a paper cutter being used to cut paper

Sharpening a Paper CutterThis is a page about sharpening a paper cutter. Keeping the blades of a paper cutter sharp will ensure straight, clean cuts.

 

Electric typewriter.

Fixing a Smith Corona TypewriterEven 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 The electric typewriter has long since been replaced by the PC and then the laptop.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.

 

A paper cutter being used.

Fixing a Paper CutterThis is a page about fixing a paper cutter. Some repairs and alignments to your paper cutter may be done at home.

 

Pencil

Reviving Dried Pencil ErasersThis is a page about reviving dried pencil erasers. Frequently the eraser on a pencil dries out long before the pencil is used up.

 

Dry Erase Board

Reconditioning a Dry Erase BoardThis is a page about reconditioning a dry erase board. A damaged dry erase board may sometimes be refinished less expensively than buying a new one.

 

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Restore a Permanent Ink Marker?Students keep leaving tops off permanent and washable markers so they dry out. Can they be rehydrated to use again?

 

Picture of sharpening scissors with aluminum foil.

Sharpen Scissors With Aluminum FoilTrying to sharpening scissors by cutting aluminum foil is not an effective method of sharpening scissors. This is a page about sharpen scissors with aluminum foil.

 

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Repairing a Smith Corona xe5200 That Smokes When Plugged In?My Smith corona typewriter that I got from a garage sale started smoking and smelling like burning rubber when I plug it in. None of the keys respond. How do I fix it or how much will it cost to get fixed?

 

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Repairing a Brother Typewriter?I have an old Brother GX-6570 electronic typewriter. Everything works fine except for the odd numbered keys. Ex: 1,3,5,7,9. What could possibly be wrong here?

 

Ball point pen writing on paper.

Reviving Ball Point PensThis is a page about reviving ball point pens. One way to get the ink flowing in a clogged ball point pen is to apply heat to the tip. Here is some information to try before you throw that pen away.

 

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Reattaching a Typewriter Key Head?I have a Smith-Corona 5TE, I believe it was made in the 1950s. The head on the N/n key came off the key arm. I have it and I wanted to know what's the best way to reattach it.

 

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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Printer Carriage Sticking?My printer carriage gets stuck.

 

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Champion Offset Printer Shuts Off?I have a Champion 27 offset color printer. It is running now. I connected it to a stabilizer constant supply, but while the machine was running, suddenly the compressor turned off and the feeder was not working. After one minute, automatically the machine circuit breaker turned it back on.

 

A bunch of colored markers.

Reviving Dried Out PensThis page is about reviving dried out pens. When your marker stops working, there may be a way to get the ink flowing again.

 

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Capital Letters on Typewriter Don't Line Up with Lowercase?We have two older different brands of electric typewriters that work okay except that when you type capital letters they don't line up with the lower case print. They type higher on the page. Is that something we can fix ourselves?

 

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Manual Portable Typewriter is Skipping Spaces?I sent my Royal 200 manual portable typewriter to the store where I bought it so that they can fix it, but I'm still curious. What causes the space skipping in my typewriter?

 

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Troubleshooting Muratec Fax Machine?I have a Muratec F-112 fax machine, when it starts to send pages out it stops at 5-8 pages and says poor line condition or communication error. This also happens when it starts to receive faxes, as well. Can you please help and tell me why?

 

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Repairing an Aurora Shredder?I have an Aurora CrossCut shredder, AS700X, that will not start. It is as though the motor isn't working. Is there a reset button or a simple way to fix it?

 

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Manufacturers Sometimes Replace Instead Of RepairingTry to get things fixed by the manufacturer! My husband went through all the customer service/diagnostics for our Epson scanner/printer/copier with no luck. So they told him to send it in for repair.

 

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Getting Paper Cutter Sharpened?Is there any way someone can come to an office to sharpen a paper cutter?

 

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Omega Electronic Safe Won't Close?I have taken the batteries out of my omega electronic safe and now cannot close it. Any ideas?

 

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Smith Corona Typewriter Won't Print?I have a Smith Corona SL 105 electric typewriter that doesn't print. I bought and installed a new ink cartridge to no avail. Any recommendations?

 

Olivetti ET111 Won't Type - electric typewriter

Olivetti ET111 Won't Type?I've recently acquired this Olivetti ET111, it turns on and lights up, but doesn't work. None of the keys do anything. I am just wondering what the possible problem could be?

 

Repairing a Silver Reed EZ20 Electric Typewriter? - view of the inside of the typewriter

Repairing a Silver Reed EZ20 Electric Typewriter?The carriage on this Silver Reed EZ20 electric typewriter had stuck in one position, approximately 3" from the left/start position. On removing the cover, I noticed one end of a cable laying in the base, this I now know, is the cable that moves the carriage along the bar.

 

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Repairing an IBM Selectric II Typewriter?I recently acquired an IBM Selectric II correcting typewriter. I plugged it in and it started up just fine. I type a few words and they were fine then it just began typing all 1s no matter which letter or number I typed. Any advice?

 

Corona Typewriter Line Space Not Working

Corona Typewriter Line Space Not Working?I just purchased this lovely Corona Automatic 10 typewriter, but when we hit thepower returnat the end of the typed line the new line types right onto the existing typed words. Is my line spacer bent out of shape?

 

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Repairing a Brother GX-6000 Electronic Typewriter?I recently just found this typewriter in our storage. Every time I turn it on, the carriage moves a bit to the right, stops, then just beeps continuously. I tried to manually move it, and it works fine. I also cleaned out everything and even replaced the ribbon and lift-off tape. I have no idea what to do now.

 

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