The ink is dull--can't read calculator tape--need to replace. I can't figure out what I need to do or how to remove anything from the tiny printing area of the machine. I have had a number of calculators over the years and replacing the ink roller or ribbon was a no-brainer. This machine is unfortunately different.
I had a problem with this as well and found a user manual online. I thought the whole thing came out but it doesn't. If you pull up on the little red thing on right and then the black one on the right you have it. Imagine that! That's all that you change. Then just put some new ones in and your good to go.
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Replacing the Ink Roller 1. Press OFF. 2. Remove the printer compartment cover. 3. Remove the ink roller from the right side of the compartment. Insert your index finger, nail down, under the tab on top of the ink roller. Gently lift the ink roller out of the compartment. 4. Lower the new ink roller (IR-21) into the compartment and align the hole in the ink roller with the pin in the compartment. Press down until it snaps into place. 5. Replace the compartment cover. Warning Never refill or moisten the old ink roller. This can damage the printing mechanism and void the warranty.
Yes you can. That type of calculator has two separate ink rollers, one black & one red. They are easy to remove by putting your finger around the little ink roller & sliding it out towards you, the new one will lightly click into place. You can buy the sharp brand of ink rollers or a generic brand that will fit your calculator.
The new ink roller types are EA-781R-BK (Black) and, EA-781R-RD (Red).
To change the ink rollers.
1). Set the power switch to off.
2). Remove the printer cover. The little paper guard or, flap on top.
3). Remove ink rollers by turning each one counterclockwise and, pulling upwards. With the calculator facing you. Red is on the left and, black is on the right.
4). Install the new ink rollers in there correct position's. Simply press them in one at a time and, make sure they are secure.
5).Put the print cover back on.
If calculator prints blurry, the rollers may not be not secure. If you have any questions about this calculator simply post a comment and, I'll respond quickly.
The manual for the Canon P170-DH calculator is found on the canon usa web site. It is 22 mg in size, but prints out to 4 pages in English, Spanish and French.
According to the manual: Use only Ink Roller CP-13.
There are four figures showing the steps, so you'll have to imagine it.
1. Turn power switch off.
2. Remove the printer cover (Figure1).
3. Hold the tab of the ink roller. Lift the ink roller out of the base (Figure2).
4. Insert the new ink roller into position. Push down on the center of the ink roller until it locks into place (Figure3).
5. Replace the printer cover (Figure4).
Print out the manual for yourself and put it in a safe place.
Hi there, there are a couple possibilities. First, Remove the cover where the paper feeds out, if there is a ribbon or an ink roller in there it will need replacing. This you can get a staples. The other possibility is, if there is no ribbon or ink roll, it is probably a thermal printer which means is uses a special heat sensitive paper. If this started when you changed the paper, this is most likely the problem. This you can also get at staples!
are you sure it uses a ribbon? Or does it use an ink roller. If it uses a ribbon it should reverse by it self. Make sure it is installed properly, there is not a ribbon reverse switch it should do it automatically. if its installed right.