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Typing I replaced a new ribbon typewriter and the keys hit the ribbon and paper and the letter comes out blank.?

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I AM TYPING AND IT ALL IS BLANK.

  • slkazcub May 11, 2010

    sx4000 typewriter...need detailed info on removing and replacing black typewrite r ribbon...do not have manual HELP

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Something else you might check, I was having same problem. Make sure the Daisy Wheel Lock Lever (check the description that comes in the guide) is locked in place, i.e., push it forward to lock. It is the black thing that sticks up on the right inside the correction tape. I did this and words started appearing. Hope it helps.

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Check to be sure that the correction tape is in properly and tight. Then make sure that the ribbon (and correction tape) are between the two metal "fingers" and the cardholder (which is the metal thing that holds the paper close to the platen right in front of the ribbon) Is the ribbon moving? You should be able to hold the ribbon up and see each letter on the ribbon. Also make sure the printhammer is locked forward. You should not be able to just reach in and take the printwheel out without the ribbon in place. The only other thing I can think of, is the ribbon got twisted some how. The dull side should be towards the paper.

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  1. Is the daisy wheel locked in the forward position?
    1. Pull the black lever back, away from the platen.
    2. Lift out the daisy wheel and inspect it for damage; replace the daisy wheel if it is damaged.
    3. Re-insert the daisy wheel and push the black lever towards the platen until it locks in place.
  2. Is the ribbon moving?
    1. Lift the ribbon cartridge out of the typewriter
    2. Inspect the ribbon for damage
    3. If the ribbon is silver, it is exhausted and must be replaced
    4. If the hammer has been striking in one place, there will be a clear area near the center of the ribbon.
    5. Turn the colored knob on the left side of the ribbon cartridge counter-clockwise to advance the ribbon a small amount. Replace the ribbon if it will not advance.
    6. Re-insert the ribbon
  3. Turn on the typewriter, insert a piece of paper into the typewriter and type a few letters
    1. Did the hammer move forward?
    2. If the hammer moved, did the ribbon advance with each keystroke?
If the hammer did not move or the ribbon did not advance, the typewriter will require service. If the typewriter still does not make an impression on the paper, your typewriter will require service.

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My Remington Noiseless 1939 typewriter has ghosting on the letter keys. I have put on a new ribbon but this just shows up the ghosting of each letter more than ever. I notice when typing the carriage


Could also be that your paper is too fibrous of finish. I found this page because my typewriter was ghosting, too. I adjusted some of the settings and there was not a trace of ghosting. I put the settings back and still no trace of ghosting. Then I realized that I tested for ghosting on paper that has a much smoother finish. I was ghosting on cheap paper we use here at work. So, I don't blame the typewriter. I blame the cheap paper. My typewriter just likes good paper.

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DOESN'T SEEM TO HIT HARD ENOUGH ON RIBBON TO MAKE COMPLETE LETTER ON PAPER, IT'S LIKE YOU ARE USING A OLD RIBBON THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN TYPED ON ALSO AFTER A FEW WORDS IT STARTS PRINTING DIBBER. WHEN I...


could be a defective ribbon, try new one if it looks like the letters are almost typing on top of each other on the ribbon. it could be a problem with the ribbon drive of the printhammer. if a new ribbon doesn't help, get professional help.

Feb 17, 2011 | Brother GX-6750 Typewriter

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When typing the keys sedem to hit the paper forcefully but there is no letter produced. Just an indedntation in paper.


Is the ribbon lifting? There may be a lever for the ribbon setting, usually with color settings. Make sure it's on black.

Dec 16, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Hi, I have a 1967 Smith Corona Corsair portable typewriter with case. All works fine except that the ribbon does not lift when keys hit the paper. So the keys end up hitting the paper directly (not through...


Is the ribbon selector lever located on the right side of the keyboard switched to either red or black? If it's on white, the ribbon doesn't come up.
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Jan 11, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Letters aren't striking ribbon


Get some WD40 and spray it on thw segment (the place where the type bars are swung) then everywhere the key mechinism pivots.

DickyO

Apr 04, 2009 | Olivetti Linea 198 Typewriter

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TYPING II IN PLACE OF LETTERS


the mark you are seeing is the print hammer hitting the paper. remove the ribbon. corr. tape & print wheel. turn on the typewriter. close cover let it home it's self. open cover put in print wheel. close cover let it nome. put in ribbon close cover. try typing if marks are still ther. you will need a new print wheel. if working then put in corr. tape or if you are better at spelling then me you will not need it

Jan 21, 2009 | Smith Corona Wordsmith 200 Typewriter

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Keys are striking the paper but no black ink is printing on paper


If tou put in a two part form and it types on the second form the ribbon is either empty of not lifting up. If it isn't lifting up there is a large black gear on the rt. side of the printer, wiggle it back and forth they sometimes jam tooth for tooth.

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No Characters Typing


could be the ribbon is not lifting, do you see an image on the ribbon, also may be twisted inside the cartridge the shiny side has to be facing the keyboard.

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