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My printers smoking

All of a sudden my printer has started smoking. it was fine before.

I have read on the internet that i could possibly be steam, but it never did it before and i got it about a year ago... im not sure what the model is though, i just need to know its not dangeroius...

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What is the brand and mode, I would like to see the information you found on steam. If it is a laser printer and it is cold in the room and the paper has humidity, I could see were steam would form. Smoke would have a burning smell and is always a bad thing.

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