ASR 33 repair tips sought.
Jos Dreesen / Marian Capel
jos.mar at bluewin.ch
Tue Dec 12 15:06:01 CST 2006
Tony Duell wrote:
>>> When you press a key, you relase a lever at the right side of the
>>> keyboard. This rotates (front end rises), turning the well-known H-plate
>> Why is this so well-known? Was it a frequently failing part? I've
>> noticed this in the past as well, people who had no idea what the
>> codebar reset bail was instantly recognized the H-plate.
> No, it never fails AFAIK.
> The reason it's well-knwon is that it's the part you have to remove in
> order to remvoe the typing unit (main chassis with the printer mechanism,
> motor and punch on it) from the base pan. And since that's something you
> should do if shipping an ASR33 if you don't have the hold-down screw, the
> H-plate is fairly well known.
I have removed exactly that a couple of times now..
My ASR33 problem turned out to be a slightly bend universal lever in the
keyboard. But I will also need to readjust the clutch stop. Rather
difficult to reach with the screwdriver...
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