How to Clean Your Laser Printers

June 13, 2013 No Comments

clean laser printerLaser printers are major printing devices often found in working environments such as offices, organizations and business facilities. The reason why most business and working facilities choose laser printers for as their printing devices is because these machines can print high volume of documents at fast speed. This is mainly because it uses its laser component to draw images on the drum cartridges and extract the toner from the printer cartridge to print the image or the text document in the paper.

And for users who own or have a laser printer device in his office then perhaps you know that like any other machines, they require maintenance. In this article, that’s what we’re going to teach you. We’re going to give you the basic steps on how to clean laser printers easily without the need of going to complicated step-by-step procedures found in manuals or to spend bucks in calling a printer technician to handle it.

Things Needed:

  • Can of compress air
  • Anti-static wipes
  • Paper towel
  • Brush
  • Portable vacuum cleaner
  • Cleaning gloves and mask

Steps on Cleaning a Laser Printer:

  1. First, unplug the printer’s power cord and let it cool down for an hour to make sure its fusers and heat rollers won’t burn you if ever your skin accidentally touched it.
  2. Second, don some cleaning gloves and cleaning mask for safety measures. Toner particles are made of polymers and might cause some health problems if inhaled. After that, you can now open the toner compartment of your laser printer and gently pull out the toner cartridge and its drum cartridge.

  3. Safely placed the toner and drum cartridge on top of a paper towel. Carefully brush it or wipe it with a paper towel to get rid of toner powder outside its unit. Remember that laser toner cartridges are sensitive be careful not to damage any of its component.
  4. After your finished cleaning the drum and toner cartridge, use a vacuum cleaner to draw in the toner powder stuck inside the toner compartment or drum compartment. Use a brush if there is any built-up toner powder stuck in it. You can also use a can of compress air to blow it off.
  5. Once you’re done, you can now place the toner cartridge and drum cartridge back to its compartment and plug your printer back.

Remember, to get the best out of your printer devices, you need to give them some time to clean and maintain it.

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