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How Do I replace the film ribbon and the correction tape?

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Re: How Do I replace the film ribbon and the correction...

The ribbon just lifts up and out, you need to look at the lift off tape closely and install the new one the same way then snap a new ribbon cartridge in place.

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I installed new correction tape, but there's too much play in it. It keeps unravelling. I have no idea how to tighten it up. When I turn the take-up spool, it just unravels it more without tightening...

Verify that you have installed the proper correction tape. The types of tape that can be used with this system are: Item 1030 - Correctable Film Ribbon, 1230 - Correctable Film Ribbon 2pack, 1031 - Multi Strike Ribbon, 1032 - Nylon Ribbon, 3010 - Lift-off correction tapes (to be used with 1030 and 1230 ribbons), 4010 Cover-up Correction tape (to be used with 1031 and 1032 ribbons).
Make sure that the correction tape is installed properly. Pass the tape through the left guide, behind the ribbon guide and out through the right guide. The rough side of the tape should face the platen. Attach the feeder spool to the pin on the left. Attach the take up spool to the pin on the right. Turn the take up spool counter clockwise until a small amount of tape has wound around it. Replace the cassette ribbon and close the case cover. Press [CODE] + [RESET] to move the carrier to the previous position.

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I have an AX-22 and when I replaced the correction

You probably don't have the dull toward the paper.


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Replacement of correction tape

The correction tape cartridge "piggybacks" under the ribbon cartridge. Flip your black ribbon over, line up the front dges of the two ribbons and gently press down on the correction ribbon 'till the two wing tabs at the top are attached to the slots at the top of the black ribbon. Be sure to take up any slack in the ribbons BEFORE re- installing.


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Changed correction tape but still won't work

either; 1. you have a non-correctable film ribbon, (it should say correctable film ribbon on the box or the ribbon itself) you can check by taking a piece of scotch tape, hold it next to the letter you want to erase, sticky side towards the paper, and hit the CORR key, CAREFULL YOUR FINGERS AREN'T IN THE WAY. if it corrects, the ribbons ok. 2. make sure the DULL side of the corr. tape is faced toward the paper

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Ribbon/correction tape

Correctable film - MODEL 1230 or 1030
Nylon - MODEL 1032
Multi Strike - MODEL 1031
Correction tape:
Lift-off - MODEL 3010 for use with correctable film ribbon & cover-up - MODEL 4010 for use with nylon ribbon and multi strike ribbon.

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correction tapes will not work with multistrike ribbons. You have to use a correctable ribbon. If you can find a white out tape, it will work with multistrike. What model typewroter do you have?

Aug 12, 2008 | Brother ML-100 Typewriter

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Correction Tape

The correction tape which should be a yellow spool and the correction ribbon cartridge should be a yellow also, sometimes orange, first. The correction tape has to in front of the black correction ribbon. in othe words this is the order. Platen, paper, correction tape, correctable film ribbon, printwheel. Also make sure correction tape is dull side toward paper. Shinny side should face operator...

Aug 12, 2008 | Brother ML-100 Typewriter

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Correction Tape

Two possibilities, one the correction tape is twisted and the wrong side is .facing the paper. The shinny side should be facing you, the dull side facing the paper. Second possibility you must make sure the ribbon is compatible with the correction tape. There are 2 types of ribbons. A correctable one (orange or yellow knob) and a multi strike (blue or purple knob on ribbon cartridge). The lift off correction tape (orange or yellow spools) only works with the correctable ribbon and the cover up correction tape (blue) works with the multistrike ribbon.

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Correction tape not working on this model

This T/W has 2 tapes a black ribbon and a lift off tape the L/O tape has to be a tack free type General Ribbon T355 or equivelent. It installs below the ribbon on the left and feeds to the right.

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Make sure that the correction tape is place in the guides one on each side small metal guides, remove ribbon to see, it should be behind ribbon guide (closes to you). Dry lift-off tape only(#3015)

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