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Experience:  10 yrs fixing office equipment. Decades of typewriter fixes.
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Gh pitch sound, won't work, stuck on left side

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High pitch sound, won't work, stuck on left side
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Office Equipment
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Those are symptoms of a severe fault in the control circuitry. A high-pitched sound means an oscillation or 'loop' in the circuitry or its guiding firmware.

The carriage being stuck to one side means either

- the control circuitry has been misdirecting it into an endless left-ward travel


- the position sensor doesn't register that it is where it is (perhaps, but less likely),


- perhaps the carriage is stuck there. Turn Off the typewriter, and try to gently move the carriage back to the right a bit. If it is really stuck, look around it for things that might make it stick in place.