While I'm typing, the platform that holds the ribbon cartridge does not move up and down like it should. It either sticks up or down. Please help. We had a pretty bad power outage/surge the other day and I think it fried one of the components. Plus, if I need it to be serviced, where can I found out who to call. Thank you!
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If you have moved the red lever from the front to thje right and it dosen't feed be sure the ribbon is to the L. of the slacker finger where the ribbon comes out of the cartridge if that is OK try some WD40 on thearm with the spiked driver on th end they do gum up and not engage the ribbon.
First put in a milti part form or a carbon, type, if it prints in the copy your ribbon isn't lifting, if this is the problem put some WD40 ON THE UPPER AND LOWER RIBBON MOTOR, IT IS just below the ribbon deck on the right. If there is no print the print solenoid cap is probably broken.
We sell the cap for 20.00 includes instructions and shipping.
The ribbon has 2 little (feet) on the rear of the cartridge they hook into the ribbon deck and it just rocks into place. You can get a picture and instructions @ lexmark .com klick your way to publications. Be sure to advance the ribbon by hand a foot or so to be sure it isn't sticking to itself.
Move the red lever clockwise until it points to you, remove the ribbon, drop the new ribbon in, from the left side it goes to the left of the white slacker finger thru the two ribbon guides and back to the spool. Be sure to take up the slack by turning the knob in the direction of the arrows. NOTE: The red lever will not move if the grey correction is opened.
First off make sure the ribbon turns freely.Take off the ribbon and turn the ribbon wheel in the direction of the arrow and see if it turns smoothly. If it turns smoothly the ribbon motor is not moving or the gear is not moving. take off the ribbon and type. See if the black ribbon drive gear on the ribbon deck moves as you type. If not the motor is N.G. or the ribbon gear clutch spring is not grabbing the gear to turn it. Lawrence
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.