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19-6-2018 08:45:06  #1


Olympia SG1 sounds like metal hitting metal when using shift key

Hi all - I'm not sure if this is normal for the SG1 but when I use the shift key for uppercase letters, etc., it sounds a lot like metal hitting metal (clunk, clunk) when the carriage moves up and down. What gives? Is this normal or is it missing a rubber damper somewhere (if so, where?)? It makes typing really annoying and unnecessarily noisy, which is a bit of a let-down considering all the rave reviews about the SG1 online.

 

19-6-2018 11:37:07  #2


Re: Olympia SG1 sounds like metal hitting metal when using shift key

Go here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-manuals.html and scroll down to the SG-1 service manual. Note there are separate links for text and illustrations (not the most convenient layout; blame Olympia).

 

20-6-2018 00:26:32  #3


Re: Olympia SG1 sounds like metal hitting metal when using shift key

Fleetwing wrote:

Go here: http://site.xavier.edu/polt/typewriters/tw-manuals.html and scroll down to the SG-1 service manual. Note there are separate links for text and illustrations (not the most convenient layout; blame Olympia).

Thanks! I never noticed that section on RP's website before...hopefully the manuals will help explain the issue.

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