Ribbon Shaft for SP700 Printers
Star Micronics spare part number: 33980051
Replacement ribbon shaft (drive gear / spindle) for SP700, SP712, SP742, SP717 and SP747 receipt printers
Is your Star Micronics SP700 printing too light even after replacing the printer ribbon? Do you have to manually advance the ribbon by turning the knob on the ribbon cartridge?
If this is the case, it is most often a due to the ribbon shaft being worn or damaged. The ribbon shaft is the spindle or drive gear that fits into the ribbon winder hole of the Star SP700 ribbon cartridge when installed. It is the primary part responsible for advancing the printer ribbon. The ribbon shaft is the most common part that requires replacement, when the the ribbon stops turning.
How to replace the ribbon shaft on a Star Micronics SP700 receipt printer.
Replacement of the ribbon shaft requires the following tools:
- Philips screw driver
- Small flat head screw driver
- Needle nose pliers
We suggest you watch the repair video completely BEFORE you attempt to replace the SP700 ribbon shaft yourself.