How to Replace an Ink Cartridge for a Sharp Adding Machine

by Heather Mark

Eventually your Sharp adding machine will need a new printer ribbon. Threading the ribbon can be tricky, but as long as it's done properly, your Sharp adding machine will be back in service quickly.


Remove the paper scroll from the printer. Turn off the power and make sure the print wheel has stopped moving.


Slide the printer cover toward the back of the machine to remove it. Lift out the old ribbon and replace it with the new one by facing the black side of the ribbon up. Secure one of the reels to its reel shaft, thread the ribbon around the outside of the metal guides, and secure the other reel to the opposite reel shaft.


Tighten any slack ribbon by turning one of the reels.


Replace the print cover and reset the paper scroll.

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About the Author

Heather Mark is a writer and traveler living in Central Florida. Her articles have appeared in various print and online publications, including "International Travel News," "Pregnancy Magazine," "The Orlando Sentinel" and "The Atlanta Journal-Constitution." Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts in visual and media arts from Emerson College.

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