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IBM selectric I...88 charter type balls

Will the IBM corecting selectric II operate with my dozen 88 charter type-balls a.k.a typing elements?... ... ...kessingerx@yahoo.com... ... ...

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All the selectric I & II's take the same elements the sel III uses a 96 char. one that is printed in yellow that isn't compatable.

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Posted on Jul 11, 2008

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My IBM Selectric II either does not type some letters or only partially types them. Sometimes the machine will type a letter and sometimes not. It happens no matter which ball is on the machine. What


First put in a mulyi part form, type on it if the carbon is ok you have have a ribbon problem. The ribbon may be very old or not properly installed or twisted.

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IBM Selectric II letter printed does not correspond to the letter typed


You could have a broken element (type ball). You could also have a broken or out of adjustment rotate or tilt tape. Those are the two wire bands that control the rotation and tilt of the element.

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The alignment of a couple of letters (i.e., "m") on by IBM Selectric II is askew. How can this be fixed?


It may be as simple as replacing the element (ball). Remove it and look for broken ao badley worn teeth on the lower edge of the ball.

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How can I determine whether my typewriter is a Selectric II or III?


The video shows the models C, Selectric I, and Selectric II.
If your typewriter doesn't compare to any of these in the video it is most likely a Selectric III.
This will also help:
The Selectric III featured a 96-character element vs. the previous 88-character element. IBM's series of "Electronic Typewriters" used this same 96-character element. The 96-character elements can be identified by yellow printing on the top plastic surface and the legend "96," which always appears along with the font name and pitch. The 96- and 88-character elements are mechanically incompatible with each other (they won't fit on each other's machines) and 96-character elements were not available in as many fonts as the older 88-character types.

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On my ibm selectric II, the ball element is stuck and the cap came off. How do I get the ball off the post?


Take a razor blade and slide it under the remainderof the cap cut the cap off there are 5 connections, after removing the cap you will find a spring retainer pull it off.

DickyO

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My ibm selectric ii type impression is messy and sometimes missing part of the letters. I have check for proper ribbon placement and cleaned the ball element, but the impressions are still dirty looking. ...


Left Rear chrome lever with ABCDE or - marks should be towards the typist and the red ball next to the typing ballo should be moved to a higher number. Messy printing is caused by paper not being held tight against platen(black roller)

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I cannot remove the typing element on am IBM Selectric II typewri


Once the lever is broken you must either find a way to spread the spring that holds it on apart (not easy) or take a razor blade and slide it under the black plastic cap and cut it off.

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Ibm selectric II typewriter prints a different letter than the one typed. the typing ball appears to be very sluggish.


By this time in thier life selectrics have become very gummed up which causes many many problems, you need a chemical cleaning and lubrication. It may be cheaper to buy an IBM Wheelwriter on EBAY.

DickyO

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IBM Selectric II - Element Ball


The rotate tapemay be broken or come off one or the pullys.
Tou should take it to a tech.

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Correcting IBM Selectric II Typewritter correcton ribbon won't engage


Selectric I and II type elements are identical (88 char) where Selectric III uses a different element (96 char). The 88 character element will have white lettering and the 96 character element will have yellow. Directly underneath the lift-up tab to remove the element will be a 3-digit number. That's the last 3 digits of the element's part number, which will be preceeded by 1167 for 88 character, or 1352 or 96 character. For example, if you have a '052" stamped on the element, and it's an 88 character style, the P/N will be 1167052.

The correcting mechanism is an intricate additional function of the backspace function. To test it/adjust it/or repair it requires the machine be hand-cycled using a hand cycle wheel which is screwed into the right hand side operational shaft. It's unlikely that an un-trained party would be successful repairing this..

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