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I had to replace the tyoing ribbon but I can't seem to get the correction tape to work after reinstalling it. The visuals are not clear enough in the User's Guide to see where I might be wrong in the placement or the ribbon.

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Go to brother.com, click on support tou will find a manual there.

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Posted on May 12, 2010

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