These are photos of a head from a Mutoh VJ-1324XS that wasn’t printing well on some channels. I quickly saw the ribbon was torn on BOTH sides! I’m surprised that it still prints anything. (How do these ribbons usually get torn?)
I didn’t remove the head off the manifold to see if the ribbon was soldered to the head. Are the torn ribbons (and the connector board soldered to the ribbons) replaceable? I only see the entire head assembly for sale.