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Print is very faint shortly after changing ribbon.

My print goes very faint shortly after putting in a new ribbon. This is for a very old Microline 521 Okidata printer. Thank you

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The head may not be close enough - most dot printers have an adjustment for paper thickness (1-5 pages) check this. Also the head could just be going bad - they loose length after beating on the bar over years. Another thing is the bar (or plattem) gets worn down and has a grove in it over time. Lastly the ribbon maybe junk - they sit in a whearhouse for years and get dry. Sorry - very generic answers.- but true

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