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Brother ax-12 cable detached

A classic brother ax-12 was in great condition until a cable appears to have become detached inside; it seemed to be looped around 2 pulley type components and involved with moving the print "head" back and forth; i will be forever impressed with the powerr of the web if someone can give me technical tips on how to reattach this cable; also is nyone familiar with where i might download a brother ax-12 service manual (preferably free of course), thanks

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Re: brother ax-12 cable detached

The pulley is broken and you have to remove it and try to drill a hole to attach the cord. A new pulley should be available from Brother. I have seen repairmen jam a small piece of metal inside the cracked area, but it is a little bit tough if you have no experience. You have to remove the covers and the main logic board and the carrier motor asm. Then the pin holdong the pulley. A shop would charge about 50 dollars.

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