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Check under the ribbon, in front of the carrier, there is a ribbon/ stencil button. Push the button in the middle. The ribbon mechanism may be in stencil.

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SOURCE: IBM Selectric III - ribbon won't turn

Make sure the ribbon cartridge lever is closed and that the ribbon is on the outside of the shock wire (where the ribbon exits the left side of the cartridge)

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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SOURCE: IBM SELECTRIC III, won't print

try turning the metal shaft that the carrier is on. turn it towards the back of the machine.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

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SOURCE: I need to know how to install a ribbon on an IBM

Go to lexmark.com and click your way to publications there you can get instructions and pictures of installation. Remember there are 2 different ribbons for Selectric III,s.

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Posted on Sep 21, 2009

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A picture is worth a thousand words, go to lexmark.com and click your way to publications you will find a picture and description there.

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Posted on Sep 22, 2009

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SOURCE: The ribbon won't advance on my IBM Selectric III

When the lever closes does the driver move to the right and aganist the ribbon, they get gummed up and stay opened. If this is a generig ribbon the top of the ribbon cassette will sometimes get in the way. If the ribbon isn't lifting you may be in stencil .

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Posted on Jan 29, 2010

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