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Can hardly read print after putting on new ribbon

We have an IBM 4247 which prints from an AS400. The print on the left side of the paper is very light and you can hardly read it, it looks almost blurry. The prints gets a little darker on the right side of the paper. When the printer starts printing there is a loud popping noise. This has just started last week. We changed the ribbon, thinking that it was the ribbon, but it is not. Do you have any idea what is causing this? We have a second printer and we are switching all of our print to that printer at the moment.

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You have to make a platen adjustment (on the left side move it back).

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