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Display used for Typewriter Indicators

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052573D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Booth, JR [+details]

Abstract

In even a basic electronic typewriter, the complexity makes servicing these machines difficult. However, this same electronics can be made to diagnose its own problem. Now, whenever a display is available on the machine, an error code may be displayed to the operator at little extra cost, when the problem is located by the machine. With this error code, the engineer can bring the correct parts to repair the typewriter.