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IBM Easystrike Cartridges

I am having an issue with the IBM Easystrike black #1380999 cartridge breaking after a few typed words. The issue is is that the black (ink) band keeps breaking after a few typed words!!! So then I put a piece of tape on the advance ribbon and the black(ink) band and now it works. My issue is is that I broke two of them before I got it to work correctly. Any way to fix the broken ones???
Any info would be great.
~Kaity - kaity.bench@gmail.com

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The ribbon cartridges can be pried apart they are pressed together, getting it apart is easier than putting back together.
Next time you have to install a ribbon advance it by hand for a foot or so as old ribbons tend to stick to themselves.

Hope this helps
DickyO

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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