Believe it or not, I've been using my Imagewriter I since I got it new
in 1985. I used it for everything until Laser Printers became the norm
around here about 1989. Since then, I've used it to to print 5 part
forms and labels. I stopped using the five part forms earlier this year
and haven't used it much lately. However, when I tried to use it
yesterday, the print head carriage starting moving normally but then
began jumping back and forth accompanied by a strange grunting sound
like gears stripping or something slipping.
Since it has been sitting usused lately, I suspect the problem is dried
lubricant somewhere internally. Does anyone have any advice as to the
cause of the problem?
Obviously, it's not worth paying to get this old war horse repaired plus
I've got an unused IW II at home I could bring in to work. But I like
teh way the IW I handles paper (and especially labels) and would like to
bring it back to life.