N/APosted on - 09/29/2014
What are the steps to follow to service my printer by cleaning or wiping off the dust inside the printer? I am business student in one of the senior high schools in Nigeria and I have a laser printer in my room. The printer is prone to dust because of an ongoing road construction in my vicinity. How do I go about it because the printer is quite new and do not want it to break down. Thank you.
Safety Procedures to undertake in servicing a dusty printer
You will need:
§ Small, soft-bristled paint brush
§ Toner vacuum
§ Several toner cloths or a soft cloth
§ Face mask that filters fine particles
§ Isopropyl alcohol
§ Compressed can of air
§ Latex gloves
§ Lint free cotton swabs or printer swabs
§ Large sheets of paper/newspaper
The Cleaning Process:
Keep the air in the room as still as possible (Turn off fans, air conditioners, etc.).
Use mask to prevent breathing from airborne toner particles.
Cover your work area with the large sheets of paper.
Unplug the printer and place it on top of the paper. Ensure that it has had sufficient time to cool down.
The fuser-roller gets extremely hot while printing, so it is essential that you allow it to cool off completely to avoid burns.
It is recommended that you allow the printer to sit unplugged for at least one hour before opening to clean.
Remove the toner cartridge or bottle to minimize toner spilling out.
Make active your toner cloth by stretching the sides.
Wipe the exterior of the cartridge and lay the cartridge on a clean cloth.
Remove any spilled toner as well as any toner that is loose on the internal compartments using vacuum.
Gently brush loose particles from crevices and corners while vacuuming.
Take care of thin wires called corona wires (can be easily damaged and are costly to repair).
No pressure is required to remove the fine particles.
Simply reinsert the toner cartridge, close the cover and plug it back in.
Take a test print page to ensure the printer is functioning and printing as normal.