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Is your Stentura Court Reporting Machine Stacking? Free Help

If you are experiencing stacking in your paper notes and electronic notes in the same place, then the below adjusting procedure may help. Some reporters make adjustments on their machine without stacking. You should have a reason to make adjustments. Example, if you have a weak finger, you may want to over sensitize a certain key or group of keys. If you find that you are picking up certain letters in your electronic notes that you did not depress fully, then you may want to desensitize certain keys.
 
Step 1: Set up your Stentura as you would normally, with paper loaded if you use paper (the thickness of the paper and ribbon cartridge will make a difference in the adjustment outcome, so it is important to have your steno machine setup as you would normally use it, with or without ribbon cartridge or paper).
 
Step 2: Turn steno machine on.
Step 3: Press the "More" function button.
Step 4: Depress the "Diag" function button.
Step 5: Depress the "Key Test" function button.
 
Step 6: Now depress any key. What you should hear is an audible tone when the key is in the down position. If you do not hear the audible tone, go to Step 8. The audible tone indicates when the key is making electrical contact; from this you can determine how sensitive or insensitive each individual key is adjusted. Assuming you hear the audible tone, let's try adjusting a key.

Step 7: Now depress a key. Hold the key in the down position, but without putting any more pressure than necessary in holding the key in the down position. You should hear the audible tone. If you have to press the key with a lot of force in order to hear the audible tone, the key is insensitive. Go to Step 8. Now start releasing the key extremely slow. The key should travel 1/16 to 1/4 of an inch upward before the audible tone stops. If the key travels upward less than 1/16 of an inch before the audible tone stops, the key is insensitive. Go to Step 8. If the key travels upward more than 1/4 of an inch before the audible tone stops, then the key is oversensitive. Go to Step 9.
 
Step 8: Adjustment for Insensitive Key. Open the top lid of your steno machine and insert your adjustment driver (0.035 Allen wrench) into the corresponding screw on the Switch Plate of the key that you are adjusting. While holding down the key, start turning the screw clockwise until you hear the audible tone. If you turn more than two full turns clockwise and the audible tone does not emit, it means the key switch is ruptured and has been over adjusted at one time. (It is now time to call Acculaw for repair or replacement.) Now turn the screw 1/8 to 1 /4 of a turn more clockwise. Go through Step 7 again to verify that the key is adjusted properly.
 
Step 9: Adjustment for Oversensitive Key. Open the top lid of your steno machine and insert your adjustment driver (0.035 Allen wrench) into the corresponding screw on the Switch Plate of the key that you are adjusting. While holding down the key, start turning the screw counterclockwise until the audible tone stops. If you turn more than two full turns counterclockwise and the audible tone does not stop, it means the key switch is ruptured and has been over adjusted at one time and will not re-adjust. (It is time to call Acculaw for repair or replacement.) When the audible tone stops, start turning the screw clockwise until the audible tone emits; now turn the screw 1/8 to 1/4 of a turn more clockwise. Go through Step 7 again to verify that the key is adjusted properly.