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This is a Minute Tip on how to do a basic service on your printer. This will apply with a few alterations depending on the make and model of the printer, but generally you’ll find that it’s all more or less the same.

But before I get into that, let me quickly say this

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Ok, back to the Tip…

Ok, before we do anything, please remember that your safety is more important than servicing printers…

and so if you don’t feel confident about doing this, or you feel nervous in any way, please ask a professional to handle this for you.


Step 1 – Unplugging the Printer

First unplug the printer from the wall and remove any cabling that might be attached to the printer.

Step 2 – Finding a Work Area

Find somewhere that is well aerated, where you will have a table to work with and close enough to a power socket. This service will involve a power tool.

Step 3 – Opening the Printer Lid

Lift the entire top printer lid just below the control panel (depicted in the orange circle)

Step 4 – Removing the Toner Cartridge

Lift the cartridge door, the part indicated in orange, and then remove the toner cartridge. The toner cartridge will look something like the image below.

Below – Toner Cartridge

Below – The Electric Blower

Step 5 – Blowing out the dust

Use the electric blower to blow out all the dust as indicated in the image below.

Lift the cartridge door and blow the inside with the electric blower to get all the dust out.

Step 6 – Cleaning the Printer

Next you want to wipe everything down with a slightly damp cloth. Do not use the cloth inside the cartridge compartment.

Step 7 – Finishing Up

Return the toner cartridge back into it’s place within the toner cartridge compartment.

Put away the power tool, in a safe place and return the printer to it’s original position and plug it back into the wall socket.

Congratulations, you’re done.

Printers should be serviced approximately every three months, especially in dusty areas.

Have a great day.

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This Minute Tip is for information purposes only. You should always have a professional consultant do this stuff for you.

MacSelpore takes no responsibility for errors on your part or the results you get from performing these or any other tasks.

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