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P-Touch 7100 cutter error

When trying to print my label I continue to get cutter error displayed on lcd. I have tried removing batteries and leave for 5mins but the error does not clear, does this mean my label maker is beyond repair? What I found on opening the label printer was the plastic foot the holds the electronic switch had broken, I glued this back together with a small amount of epoxy resin and now it is working again.

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    mwhite Apr 07, 2015

    cutter error is a mechanical fault that needs an engineer to look at it - send back to supplier for repair.

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Just a (too late) suggestion: The cutter on the PT-7100 (and I think on every Brother Label printer that uses TZ tapes) has a replaceable blade. Sometimes just removing the blade and making sure the tape path is clear of gunk is all it needs.

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