How Cleaning a Printer?

by Vickram H 2012-09-05 09:53:22

How Cleaning a Printer?


When your print job isn’t up to par, you can get rid of smudges, white lines and reduce paper jams by simply cleaning your printer. Of course, the real benefit of cleaning is that it saves you money by prolonging the life of your printer!

Your first step in cleaning a printer is always to check your manufacturer’s documentation. If you don’t have a written manual, most manufacturers provide tips on what not to do and provide support for even older printer models on their web sites. Use only the cleaners that your manufacturer recommends and clean only recommended areas of your printer.

Tip: Search for terms like printer maintenance, printer cleaning, and troubleshooting.

Tip: Always check both your manufacturer’s documentation and warnings and advisories on cleaning products to be sure they are compatible with your printer and the cleaning job that needs to be done.

Cleaning the Outside of Your Printer

1. Turn your printer off before cleaning.

2. Clean the outside of your printer with a moist, lint-free cloth. Flour sacking or 100% cotton white t-shirt material works well.

3. Usually a solution of one part vinegar and one part water is safe to use, but when moistening a cloth, be sure to wring out all the excess. Distilled or RO (reverse osmosis) water minimizes mineral residues. If you do use a prepared cleaner, make sure it is safe for both electronics and plastics.

4. Always moisten the cloth. Never spray an aerosol directly onto your printer.

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