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Took small part off 'aimer' piece in front before dial

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I was typing with my older-than-school Smith Corona typewriter. I noticed that the ribbon was only able to reach the bottom half of the letter(s) so I decided to fiddle with the piece(s) where all keys are 'aimed' into the correct position. There appears to be three pieces that are held together by two screws. I unscrewed the two screws and when I went to screw them back together (without solving my initial problem, mind you), they are not stripped but do not appear to be holding any of the pieces together. They simply fall out of place. Any clues?
Thank you for your time.

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The only thing I can tell you to do at this time without knowing the model number is, go to this website. This is the Smith Corona website and they have manuals in pdf form. I do not know if they have one for your model because it is so old. If you are really interested in keeping and using your old typewriter, then sometimes you can find manuals and other literature for your model.

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