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3581 Autolder problem

The two rubber rollers are damage. Can you help me with the part number?
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You can try nsasia@hotmail.com i send my IBM 3581-H17 there for repair and upgraded from IBM 3581-H17 to IBM 3581-H23.

They do advance replacement too.

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