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Have a Selectric III. The black "U" shaped or "wishbone" plastic that guides the ribbon next to the platen has come loose. Can't figure out where it attaches or where the tension points are to hold it in place. I do not have access to another typewriter to see how this piece fits. Does anyone have a photo of the mechanisms before the ribbon is put in place? Trying to avoid a service call on something that should be simple to fix...? Thanks!

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Because it is a selectric III it can use 2 different ribbons. one the ribbon guides are part of the cassette the other the ribbon guiges are part of the typewroter. If it isthe first just replace the ribbon if it is the other you will probably need the lifter arm assembly.

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