A handy low battery power indicator lets you know when battery power is get-
ting too low for proper operation. The message "BATT" appears on the display
if battery power is low when you perform any of the following operations.
• Turn power on
• Execute a print operation
Whenever the "BATT" message appears, press SET to clear it from the display.
You should still be able to perform some Label Printer operations, but some
power intensive operations (like printing) may become impossible if battery power
is too low. In any case, you should replace batteries as soon as possible or
switch to the AC adaptor as soon as possible after the "BATT" message ap-
• All data stored in memory is deleted whenever batteries go dead and when
you replace batteries. Be sure to keep written backup copies of all important
data (text and documents).
• Batteries can burst or leak and damage your unit if you do not use them
correctly. Note the following important points.
• Be sure that the plus (+) and minus (–) sides of each battery are facing cor-
• Never mix batteries of different types
• Never leave dead batteries in the Label Printer.
• Remove the batteries if you do not plan to use the Label Printer for a long
• Replace the batteries in accordance with the battery life marked on the side
of the battery.
• Never use recharged batteries with the unit.
• Do not expose batteries to direct heat, do not short circuit them, and do not
try to take them apart.
• Keep batteries out of the reach of small children. If swallowed, consult
with a physician immediately.
• Be sure to replace the batteries in accordance with the battery life printed on
the side of the battery itself.
To load the batteries
• Do not touch the springs inside the battery
compartment cover with your fingers while
loading or replacing batteries. The springs
have sharp areas and can cut your fingers.
1. Turn power off.
• If you are using the optional AC adaptor for power, you should also unplug it
from the Label Printer.
2. Turn over the label printer and remove the cover
as shown in the illustration.
3. Load batteries into the battery compartment.
• Be sure to use alkaline batteries.
• Make sure the positive (+) and negative (–)
ends of the batteries are facing correctly when
you load them.
4. Replace the back cover.
• As shown in the illustration, hook the cover
on the battery side of the compartment first,
and then close the cover.
• Make sure that the tape cartridge is securely
in place and that the back cover is closed
securely before using the label printer. A loose
tape cartridge can cause print quality prob-