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Which of these maintenance tasks should be completed when an impact printer output becomes too light and difficult to read?

A) Replace the ribbon cartridge

B) Replace the toner cartridge

C) Replace the ink cartridge

D) Replace the heating element

E) Replace the print head

F) Replace your glasses

The answer: A) Replace the ribbon cartridge

Impact printers, including dot matrix printers, use a replaceable ink cartridge to provide the ink that marks the printed page.

Want to know more? Watch “Maintaining Impact Printers.”

There are some periodic maintenance tasks that will keep your impact printer running at peak efficiency. In this video, you’ll learn about ribbon replacement, print head replacement, and tractor fed paper replacement.

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