Manually Cleaning Inside the Printer
CAUTION: Do not use the toner cleaning cloth on the drum, developer sleeves in the print cartridge, or transfer rollers. This can damage these units and cause other print quality problems.
- STEP 1: Unplug the printer from the surge suppressor.
- STEP 2: Remove the internal paper trays.
- STEP 3: Remove the toner cartridge and place it on a piece of scrap paper.
- STEP 4: Clean inside the toner cavity with a dry, lint-free cloth and brush (if a brush is supplied with the printer).
- STEP 5: Clean the printer mirror gently with the brush. Don't touch the mirror if a brush isn't provided.
- STEP 6: Wipe away dust and spilled toner. Remove paper fragments.
- STEP 7: Clean the rollers, but don't touch the sponge roller.
- STEP 8: Replace the toner cartridge.
Tips & Warnings
- To remove unfused toner from the rollers following a paper jam, print 5 to 10 blank pages on scrap paper.
- Wipe toner from clothing if necessary, then immediately wash toner-soiled clothes in cold water.
- Go to your printer manufacturer's Web site (see Related Sites) for detailed cleaning instructions.
- Don't use any liquid cleaners inside the printer.
Initiating Automatic Cleaning Through Printer Software
- STEP 1: Open the printer software by double-clicking on a printer icon or specific printer utility program, or opening a document and then selecting Print from the File menu.
- STEP 2: In the printer software, look for a button labeled Options, Troubleshooting, Toolbox, Printer Utilities or something similar. (This varies by manufacturer.)
- STEP 3: Follow the instructions on the screen.
- STEP 4: Repeat the cleaning process if the results aren't satisfactory.