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A project log for Return Smoke to Typewriter

I bought this adorable thermal typewriter, and it popped a cap before I could type Hello, World. :(

kristina panoskristina panos 02/26/2020 at 00:550 Comments

I replaced all the caps except two -- I was so concerned about making sure the replacement big boy caps were short enough to fit that the 470µF I got is about 50% too big for the footprint. And I left the original 0.1µF because DigiKey doesn't have them (or else I couldn't find them). 

Anyway, after screwing the board back down and reconnecting the fiddly-ass ribbon cables, she powered on but didn't type. So I retried the keyboard ribbon cable about five times, and it finally worked. Hooray!
 

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