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IBM Selectric II Adjustement Help

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by ttuee2006, Aug 25, 2007.

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  1. ttuee2006

    ttuee2006 Guest

    I've got an old Selectric II typewriter that I'm cleaning up and plan
    to put back into service if at all possible.

    Here's the problem:

    Although it types and all the functions work, the vertical tilt of the
    typeball is out of whack. Typing is erratic at best, with the best
    results occurring at the right side of the page. Most of the time,
    when typing, it seems that the ball is between two characters
    vertically, specifically lower than it should be so that the top of
    the correct character is printed, and above that, part of the
    character above the correct one on the typeball.

    All belts and pulleys appear to be in the proper places, so it seems
    like possibly an adjustment problem to me?

    I've searched the internet trying to find adjustment info or a service
    manual, but all i keep turning up is propaganda about forged documents
    and the controversy behind it. So much for useful info on the net.

    Anyone know what to try or know where to find an electronic version of
    a service manual for this machine?

    Help is always appreciated.
  2. ttuee2006

    ttuee2006 Guest

    Nevermind. Got it fixed. One of the belts was hung up in the
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