Description of Problem 100000008536
How do I install the ribbon refill?
Description of Solution 200000010706
follow the steps listed below for installing a replacement ribbon. To view
a video with step-by-step instructions click
Brother machine uses the PC201 print cartridge. The ribbon refills you can use
in this cartridge are PC202RF or PC204RF.
Open the recording paper cover by pressing the release button located on the top
right side of the unit.
Remove the PC-201 Print Cartridge from the machine by lifting it out using the
black tabs on both sides of the cartridge.
Removal of the print cartridge will expose the print head, which can be
extremely HOT so please avoid contact with the print head.
Place the cartridge on a flat surface with the label closest to you and the
indented arrow on cartridge pointing away from you.
Turn the cartridge over.
The blue gear will be closest to you and on the right
Open the cartridge covers by releasing the four latches (one latch on either end
of each cover).
The PC-201 can be refilled with ribbon from the PC202RF or PC204RF refill
Remove the refill from the packaging and the rubber band that secures
Place the refill on a flat surface with the small spool closest to you. (The
ribbons shiny side should be face down)
Remove the expired ribbon from the cassette and place it on a flat surface next
to the refill ribbon making sure the larger spool of the expired ribbon is
closest to you with the blue gear on the right side.
Remove the blue gear from the used ribbon and install it into the refill
The blue gear should be installed into the spool end that is colored blue. Take
care to align the slots of the spool with the gear
Remove the white gear from the used ribbon and install onto the new refill
ribbon, aligning the slots of the spool with the gear.
Remove the two black gears from the used ribbon and install them onto the new
refill ribbon again aligning the slots with the gears.
The used ribbon can be disposed of according to local
Place the plastic ribbon cartridge holder so that the casing cover with the
ribbed lines on top is the furthest away from you.
Place the roll with the white and black gears into the casing of the cartridge
closest to you. The shiny side of
the ribbon should be facing down.
Close the cover and lock the latches into place.
Place the roll with the blue and black gears into the casing furthest away from
you. Again, close the cover and lock the latches into
Turn the cassette over so that the label on the cassette is closest to
Carefully tighten any slack in the ribbon by turning the blue and black gears
Place the cartridge in the machine with the indented arrow pointing towards the
back of the machine
Close the top cover applying equal
pressure to both sides of the cover.