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2001 SLK Manual gear selection problem

Hello this is my 1st post since my wife bought a 2001 slk200 around a year ago so apologies for it being a question but I'm hoping for a little help after the car developed a fault recently.

Its a 6 speed manual and the gearstick is not able to engage gears 2, 4, 6 and reverse. (bottom half of the pattern). Now I've had a look under the car and can see no immediate problems in this area. But it has to be said I'm not 100% sure as I have no idea about the gearbox and linkage and how it should operate.
Is there any chance that a service diagram or some manual is available that explains the working of the linkage between the stick and box?

Gears 1,3 and 5 work OK so am hoping that there is no internal fault with the box iteslf.
Any advice or pointers would be much appreicated as it's a bit of a worry at the moment.

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