Cleaning the printer

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Cleaning the printer

During the printing process, media, toner, and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer.
Over time, this buildup can cause print quality problems, such as toner specks or smearing. To
correct and prevent these types of problems, you can clean the toner cartridge area and the
printer media path. See the following sections for more information:

Cleaning the toner cartridge area

Cleaning the printer media path

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Cleaning the toner cartridge area

You do not need to clean the toner cartridge area often. However,
cleaning this area can improve the quality of your printed sheets.

1

Unplug the power cord, and wait for the printer to cool.

2

Open the toner door, and remove the toner cartridge.

CAUTION

To prevent damage, do not expose the toner cartridge to light. Cover the
toner cartridge if necessary. Also, do not touch the black sponge transfer
roller inside the printer. By doing so, you can damage the printer.

3

With a dry, lint-free cloth, wipe any residue from the media path area
and the toner cartridge cavity.

4

Replace the toner cartridge, and close the toner door.

5

Plug the power cord back into the printer.

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