ASR-32 troubleshooting

Tony Duell ard at
Thu Oct 6 13:50:47 CDT 2005

> I just found that if I hold down the third typebar from the rear the
> correct characters come out.  Any ideas what's happening here?

Assuming those are the rails the carriage runs over, those are 
effectively a 'data bus' carrying the bits of the incoming character 
(converted to parallel from the incoming serial bitstream by the cam 
mechanism at the rear left of the typing unit). For some reason, one bit 
is set that shouldn't be. Either there's something playing up in that 
receiver cam unit, or the transmitter side is setting a bit that it 
shouldn't be.

Is this an ASR32 (5 bit) or ASR33 (7 bit) machine?


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