The new ribbon cassette for the Canon AP150 arrived …

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The cassette I replaced was made in Korea. The replacement cassette was made in Malaysia.

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It works a treat, except I also discovered the printwheel installed in the typewriter was completely worn out. There’s a reason these things are called consumables. Fortunately, this consumer has a few spares …

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The left-hand wheel (above) is worn out, whereas the one on the right is as fresh as a daisy (pun intended) and prints perfectly despite looking like a cheap, generic (no-name) wheel.

I do wonder about the durability (or lack thereof) of these Canon printwheels.

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I’m slowly scanning the AP150 manual. There are 78 pages so I’m not in any rush. The following pages cover the installation of the consumables (I couldn’t be bothered installing a correction tape).

Incidentally, this is post 300. And they said Steve K and his electronic typewriters wouldn’t last …

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Canon Fodder 

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