How to Load the Sharp EL-1801P
By Mandy Slake
The Sharp EL-1801P is a calculator that can print on a continuous feed tape using an ink roller. The device will still work without paper, but you won't be able to keep a paper copy of your calculations. When the roller runs out of ink, the text gets lighter until it disappears completely. Load a new ink roller or paper to restore the EL-1801P's printing capabilities.
Loading the Ink Roller
Turn off the EL-1801P and remove the top cover.
Locate the ink roller inside the compartment. It is on the right side. Grasp the top edge and pull the roller toward you. Lift upward when it comes free.
Load the new roller and press it securely in place.
Reinstall the top cover.
Loading the Paper Roll
Trim the leading edge of the new roll with a pair of scissors to make sure the edge is flat and straight.
Insert the edge of the roll into the slot on the back of the calculator. The paper should feed off the bottom of the roll.
Press the paper feed button until the end of the roll comes out of a slot in the top.
Lift the paper hanger and slide the roll onto the wire.