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I just inherited an Olympiette 3 typewriter (the orange and khaki one) and can't find anywhere online a manual for how to change the ribbon nor what ribbon I need so I can see if it's still sold anywhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated. thank you.

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Tales a ribbon similar to what we call the Olympia SG3....

Posted on Oct 28, 2013

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    John Hoggard Jun 13, 2014

    Would an Olympiette 2 use the same ribbon as well? I have not found a ribbon advertised for the SG3. If a ribbon is advertised as Olympia, is it compatible with all of these typewriters (Olympia and Olympiette)? Thank you.

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You might try the office places (Office Depot, Staples, etc.). There are also online sources for ribbons. Here's one that came from a Google search for "typewriter ribbons". There were a few more, but this one had nice pictures.

Good luck with the hunt! Thanks for using Fixya.

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You are in the overstrike ribbon mode. Code and Period, comma, or slash will get you out of that mode.

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They sell them at office supply store if you have one take with you to match up if not you should be able to approximate the size visually and find a ribbon that will work.

http://www.staples.com/office/supplies/CategoryDisplay?prodCatType=1&pCategoryId=33546&storeId=10001&categoryId=27115&inkAndTonerStyle=a400&catalogId=10051&langId=-1&cm_mmc=online_google-_-adwords-_-Machine_Brand-_-olympia%20typewriter%20ribbon&cid=PS:SBD:GS:E:N:IT:Machine_Brand:Olympia-Typewriter_WP_Ribbons

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The ribbon is a one-time use ribbon. You need to replace it.

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