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Typewriter won't work after replaced ribbon

I have a brother ml 100 typewriter that was working till I needed to replace the ribbon. Now however, when I replaced the ribbon it won't type anything at all. My typewriter isn't that old. How do I fix this?

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    The typewriter turns on but won't type anything at all.

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The ribbon is on wrong or now snapped down all the way. Use light pressure to snap it down.

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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