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I have a brother electric typewriter and the print on the paper is no longer sharpin appearence.I changed ribbon to no effect.Now what?

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  • jemoyer12196 Dec 20, 2008

    I thank you for your suggestions.What I found to work after much trying.I took out the daisy wheel and took a fine toothbrush,with alcohol on it and gently brushed the letters off.Made sure they were dry and reinstalled. It worked.The letters are again sharp.

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MAKE SURE RIBBON IS INSTALLED CORRECTLY, SHOULD BE BETWEEN "FINGERS" NEXT TO CARDHOLDER AND CARDHOLDER.
COULD BE A BAD BATCH OF RIBBONS
SOMETIMES CORRECTABLE RIBBON DOESN'T PRINT WELL ON CERTAIN TYPES OF PAPER, SUCH AS "NCR" PAPER, TEXTURED, SLICK OR ANY PAPER THAT HAS BEEN THROUGH A PRINTING PROCESS (FORMS, LETTERHEADS, ETC.)
CHECK RIBBON ITSELF. THE CARBON SHOULD BE A FAIRLY EVEN LAYER. IF THERE ARE BLANK PLACES----

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