Replacing correction ribbon on Model SX4000 Broether typewrwiter
I am all thumbs. Have been trying for nearly 2 hours to get the thing in. Half the time the supply reel drops down inside the machine and gets twisted. This thing has frustrated me to the point where I'm ready to trash the whole thing !!!
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Two things come to mind for this problem. First try pushing down firmly on both ends of the black rubber platen roller. Sometimes the black plastic latch on either side may break causing one side of the roller to lift up causing partial print. The other possibility is the ribbon is not lifting correctly. A technician can adjust the ribbon lift. After typing a few letters, take the ribbon out and look at the letters on the ribbon.Are they in the middle of the ribbon or are they at the top or bottom of the ribbon? middle of ribbon is correct.
To toggle the Line by Line mode, press Alt + Operate (written above the key, on the key is Reloc and BS 1/2). There are three options that you can rotate through Off, Auto, and L/L. (Auto only displays the text for correcting for specific things - like a line that will be centered between the margins.)
If everything was working befor the ribbon & L/O change Either the L/o is not properly attached to the ribbon or the ribbon and or L/O are old. Make some corrections then remove and look at the L/o, if the letters are near the center of the L/O the problem is the ribbon or L/o is old, if the print is on the top of the tape it is not properly attached to the ribbon or not coming out or the cassette properly. If you have a fresh set or another T/W that works swap the ribbons and look at how they are attached.
For a picture ngo to lexmark.com and click your way to publications you will find a downloadable manual there.
you need consider:
1) it should be no gap between roller--ribbon--card and base when it printing need enough pressure on the card. if not enough pressure it could be printing bad.
2) the ribbon move under the roller might be not normal, to check or adjust it
3) the ribbon near the end, need to change
hope it help you
1) Use the [SPACE BAR] or [BACKSPACE] to move the carrier to the center of the platen.
2) Open the top cover
3) Remove the cassette ribbon, if installed
4)Pull off both spools, pressing against the correction tape with your thumbs. Bring it back to a position parallel with the platen, and lift it up and out.
5)Pass the new tape through the left guide, behind the ribbon guide, and out through the right guide. The rough (sticky) side of the tape should face the platen.
6) Attach the feeder spool to the pin on the left
7) Attach the take-up spool to the pin on the right
8) Turn the take-up spool counter-clockwise until a small amount of white tape has wound around it.
9) Replace the cassette ribbon and close the top cover.
10) Press [CODE] + [RESET] to move the carrier to the previous position.
Hi, I have a Royal Companion Portable from 1940's. I bought new ribbons at mytypewriter.com (select the "Royal Portable" ribbon). It fits. Anyway if it doesn't it's not an expensive mistake, but I researched this and apparently all vintage Royal Portables have the same standard ribbon. Worked out in my case. Good luck!