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Broken cardholder on IBM Selectric II

The plastic cardholder is broken at top

how do you replace it

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Actually it depends on when it was made, IBM used 2 Different versions of card holders on the Selectric II model, On early models the plastic piece is attached to a metal bracket that is screwed on to the print assembly, later models the plastic piece just snaps on, It is easier to get either style in and out if you remove the Platen first. The styles are not interchangeable, So you need to know which on it takes before getting a replacement.

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