Misprinted characters could also come from a shoe not set properly on a rail, or the print
head needing oiling. I had both problems on mine. I think it?s this video here
. You need to remove the carriage, which can be done without
removing the printer.
Also the H piece is a pain in the arse. Note that there is a direction to it, it?s not
symmetric. Pay attention of which direction the long side is when you remove it, and make
sure to put it back the same way.
Also one of the side plates in between which the H is held has a spring, the other does
not. To get it out (and back in), you want to push the H and compress that spring, using a
long screwdriver in the slot of the H made just for that. Should be easy enough.
Putting it back is the tough part. I eventually was able to do it in seconds using a long
pair of forceps to hold the H in the correct position, and the aforementioned long
screwdriver to do the pushing. With screwdriver alone it?s possible but very frustrating
and takes many trials.
On Apr 13, 2021, at 4:41 AM, Bill Degnan via cctech
<cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:
?On Tue, Apr 13, 2021, 2:19 AM steven--- via cctech <cctech at classiccmp.org>
I am looking for a video or photos that show how
one removes the printer
from the keyboard safely on an ASR 33. I need to get to the underside of
the printer levers so I can re-align them. I am getting incorrect
characters when I type over half of the keys. I can see that a few
are out of whack or not seated correctly but I
believe to get to them
properly I need to put the printer on its side or under a lift to get to
the underside. I am nervous about detaching the "H" shaped gizmo that
connects the keyboard to the printer.
This video, Part 2 of a series by Jerry Walker seems to cover removing the
from the printer pretty thoroughly, including how to take out the H piece:
Also I think Marc's videos cover it too.
Thanks. I watched Marc's videos to understand how to fix after removing
Part 2 of Jerry Walker's set does have useful info. Thanks for saving me
some reasearch time.