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Model PT2200...print is very erratic...some letters

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Model PT2200...print is very erratic...some letters skinny and spaced too the tape is not being advanced the old tape recorder days it is like a lead buildup on the capstan drives...
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

Is the PT2200 that you have, a Brother Label Maker?

If so, I suspect that the tape advancing mechanism is not advancing the tape sufficiently. The tape in question is the tape that is printed upon, of course. That would make the letters printed upon the tape 'skinnier' and the letters more closely spaced.

How old is the Label Maker in question?

The problem may simply be due to aging and the motor that advances the tape getting weaker... but please confirm as to what PT2200 you have, before I go further. Thanks.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.
i can't find any other number on p-touch 2200/2210...
Customer: replied 2 years ago. model pt2200/2210...
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
there is a serial number if that would help...
Expert:  Russell H. replied 2 years ago.

Thanks - it's a Brother machine, that's what I needed to know.

How old is it? measured from date-of-purchase.