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Replaced Typewriter Ribbon & Now Correction Tape doesn't work

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Is the ribbon that you installed a correctable one? It should have a yellow or orange knob to turn it. If that knob is blue, you installed a multistrike or non-correctable ribbon.

The only other thing is you have the correction tape in backwards

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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