This part of the manual tells you how to load batteries and the tape cartridge,
and how to perform other basic setups for the Label Printer.
Be sure to read this section before attempting to use the Label Printer.
The Label Printer can be powered by six AA-size alkaline batteries.
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 after
the "BATT" message appears.
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.
2. Turn over the label printer. While pressing
down on the back cover lock remove the
back 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.
Make sure the back cover is positioned as
shown in the illustration when replacing it.
Trying to force the cover into place while it is
in the wrong position can cause damage to
the cover or label printer.
Make sure that the tape cartridge is securely
in place and that the back cover is closed se-
curely before using the label printer. A loose
tape cartridge can cause print quality problems.