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I bought new ribbons thinking that was the problem. The type will not print on paper inserted into the platen of the typewriter. I only get part of the print or none at all as I type.

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  • Jim Keysor May 11, 2010

    Make sure ribbon are correct as to the take up small star gear, Some Brothers ribbon will look the same but Brothers does not have the same amount a teeth in the take up. Also look and see if the ribbon sets on the carriage correctly. Can you see on the ribbon where the print hits. is it complete or partial?

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I apparently hit something that I shouldn't have and now when I type it is in symbols. How can I fix it?

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As UPSTATEOS mentioned. Can you see on the ribbon itself that it is moving. Also what is the exact model? I need to know this to help you.

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