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Fitting new ribbons to smith corona 100 electric typewriter

I have purchased a new ribbon and a new corrector ribbon for my smith corona 100 electric typewriter but the corrector is not working and i think  i must have fitted it wrong.

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  • kirby101 Nov 01, 2007

    I have the same typwriter and the correction is in correctly but it only corrects one or two letters at a time and then the caps lock key light starts to flash and the whole machine locks up until I shut the power off and restart. Can you help?

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    Hi i cant seem to suss out how to fit the corrector spool onto the ribbon can anyone help thanks it seems that when i do it the corrector ribbon is twisted ?

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    I have bought a typewriter corrector spool but have no instructions on how to attach it when i attach it to either side of the ribbon spool it twists when attaching it to the front which doesnt look right ?? any photos would be great. thanks

  • memmow Jun 14, 2008

    my typing ribbon want advance it stays in the same place how to get it to advance?

  • Bobbi2008 Jun 20, 2008

    I put a new ribbon in the way I thought it should go, I think I fit it wrong because now the wrong letters cxome up and so do lines, plus the correction tape is not working,

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The lift of tape has a dull side and a bright side make sure the dull side is toward the paper then press and hold the code key and the = key to reset the typewriter also see page 6 in the owners manual

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