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I would love to have the PDF of the Correcting Selectric II instruction manual. Thanks so much for offering this as a free service. You are great!

I recently bought a reconditioned model for my mom who is 87 and was a steno and Pitman court reporter years ago. She always loved her Selectric, and would never use anything else. A few years back I got her into a Mac and printer, and she did email a bit too. But lately she can't seem to handle the Mac anymore without lots of help. So she is back to the good old Selectric and carbon copies. She corresponds still with about 30 buddies in England and Canada, where we now live, and is "happy as a pig in ****"!

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Ebay is your best bet for this one! I've found manuals for many older devices there, including a 100 year old cash register. You may have to add it as al "alert" it there's not one listed now, but I guarantee there will be eventually, and if you utilize the alert system Ebay offers, you'll be notified when one is listed for sale. Good luck!

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SOURCE: IBM CORRECTING SELECTRIC II TYPEWRITER

Is the key stuck in the down position? If you pull the key off you should see a spring underneath. Maybe out of position or damaged.

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It sounds like the cycle shaft is not fully in home
position. With the machine OFF, try to turn the print shaft (the steel shaft with the single groove that goes through the carriage) top towards the back of the machine. Then turn the machine on. Try the space bar first. If it works, your machine probably needs the cycle clutch spring adjusted or replaced.

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SOURCE: IBM Correcting Selectric II backspace not working

The tab tensioner is probably broken you need a tech.

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SOURCE: Correcting IBM Selectric II Typewritter correcton ribbon won't engage

Selectric I and II type elements are identical (88 char) where Selectric III uses a different element (96 char). The 88 character element will have white lettering and the 96 character element will have yellow. Directly underneath the lift-up tab to remove the element will be a 3-digit number. That's the last 3 digits of the element's part number, which will be preceeded by 1167 for 88 character, or 1352 or 96 character. For example, if you have a '052" stamped on the element, and it's an 88 character style, the P/N will be 1167052.

The correcting mechanism is an intricate additional function of the backspace function. To test it/adjust it/or repair it requires the machine be hand-cycled using a hand cycle wheel which is screwed into the right hand side operational shaft. It's unlikely that an un-trained party would be successful repairing this..

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SOURCE: IBM Correcting Selectric II; correction ribbon frozen in front of typing ribbon.

Move the grey lever on the R. side of the carrier to the R. and remove correction tape, try the machine, if it seems to work OK install a new correction tape.

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Posted on May 28, 2009

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Selectric I and II type elements are identical (88 char) where Selectric III uses a different element (96 char). The 88 character element will have white lettering and the 96 character element will have yellow. Directly underneath the lift-up tab to remove the element will be a 3-digit number. That's the last 3 digits of the element's part number, which will be preceeded by 1167 for 88 character, or 1352 or 96 character. For example, if you have a '052" stamped on the element, and it's an 88 character style, the P/N will be 1167052.

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