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Internal cleaning Is there a way to clean the inside the printer as I can see stuff such as dust, I do not know how it got inside.

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There are two ways to clean dust from your printer.
1) Using a can of compressed air to blow it out. You can get these cans at most office supply stores.
2) Carefully use a vacuum with a soft bristle brush to dislodge and **** out the dust.

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Note:
Not all printers are the same
Would be usefull to know make and model
and where "dust" is; as to whether it can be cleaned "DIY" way

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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Wisdom says no. If you want to clean the paper path easily go to an office supply store and get printer cleaning paper. It is sticky on both sides and will remove paper dust from the pick up roller and all the other rollers inside. It will also clean any leftover bits of paper from jams. Any internal dust buildup will be cleaned too.

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How to reduce fan/revving sound of a somehow old desktop PC


Old (& sometimes new!) computers make annoying and disturbing ventilation sounds that the user can not take it anymore.
Most of the time, it's related to the dust that is 'collected' on the computer's internal components (static electricity and stuff). Cleaning out that dust will not only make your computer quieter, but also slightly better performing (as less dust means less heat, and less heat equals better performance).
I have seen some computers even not start up or barely sustaining a minute of power up before shutting down, because of much dust inside.

1. The whole operation will be done outdoors, as there will be much dust extracted.
2. This is what you will need:
- Domestic Air blower (cool air) or an compressed air duster compressed can;
- Clean piece of cloth;
- Your computer's case (of course).
3. This is what you should NOT use:
- Hair dryer or any hot air blower: the air blown should be cool;
- Paper tissue or some other fabric which leaves behind small particles.

Get your computer on the table, and open the case. Often, it's either a couple of screws or clamps away.
Let your computer rest upwards, vertically: the dust coming off wouldn't get back in easily.
If you're going to use a compressed air duster can, DON'T shake it before spraying: you will mix liquid with gas, and will ruin your computer. This is one of the reasons I prefer an air blower over the compressed cans (which also run out of pressure).
You might, at first, need to stay a little away from your computer, while blowing off the 'first coat' of dust. When no more dust is coming off, spray over the corners and hard-to-get areas, to clear what might remain there.
After doing that, you still have 2 important components to clean: the power supply and the processor. Both will hold an amazing amount of dust, so be careful not to choke :)!
Cleaning the power supply is straight forward: blow air through the vents, from both (or all) sides, until no dust seem to go off anymore. Don't worry if the internal fans start rotating with the air you're blowing: they won't get broken, but they will become clean.
As for the processor, if you're experienced enough, the best way to clean it is to take it apart. But DON'T do it if you don't know what you are doing!!!
The easy way to clean it is just blowing air on its heat sink and fan, until they're clean enough.
Should you choose to take it apart, take off the heat-sink/fan package. Leave the processor in its socket. Clean the heat sink with air blows and then with the cloth. Same thing with the fan. If you have thermal paste, you might as well clean the processor, but if not, don't bother taking it off. After they are clean, put back the heat-sink and the fan on top of the processor and lock them securely.
Close up the case of your computer, and you're done!
Your computer now should be more quiet than before, and as stated earlier, you might even notice a slight increase in its performance!

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How do i clean the rollers on my printer?


Paper Tray Rollers Step 1 Turn off and unplug your HP printer. Pull out your printer's paper tray and locate the printer rollers on the paper tray. Each roller is gray or black, and they are made of rubber. Remove the rollers from the tray.
On HP inkjet printers, the printer roller is not on the paper tray; it is on the area inside of the printer where the paper tray slides into the unit. Remove the paper tray and sit your HP inkjet printer upright, so the paper tray area is facing upward, and then look for the printer roller.
Step 2
Pour 1 tbsp. of isopropyl alcohol or clean water onto a lint-free cloth and scrub the paper or internal tray rollers with the cloth. Fold the cloth in half and repeat the cleaning process until the rollers are free of dust and debris.

Step 3
Wipe the rollers with a dry, lint-free cloth to remove any remaining dust or debris. Let the rollers dry completely before sliding the paper tray back into your printer.
Internal Pickup Roller - Laser Printers Only Step 1 Turn off and unplug your HP printer. Open your printer's front door and pull the printer's toner cartridge toward you to remove it from the printer.
Step 2
Locate your printer's internal pickup roller. The roller is gray or black, and it is made of rubber. Lift the roller upward, towards the front of your printer. Pull the roller gently out of the printer and lay it on a clean surface, such as a desk or workbench.
Step 3
Pour 1 tbsp. of isopropyl alcohol or clean water onto a lint-free cloth and scrub the pickup roller with the cloth. Fold the cloth in half and repeat the cleaning process until the roller is free of dust and debris.
Step 4
Wipe the roller with a dry, lint-free cloth to remove any remaining dust or debris. Let the roller dry completely before snapping the pickup roller back into place inside of your HP printer. Reinstall the toner cartridge and close your printer's door.

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I changed a cartridge but the print is still very light


Hi,
I received a similar HP Laserjet Color Printer with same issue for repair/ maintenance.
Actually the problem is with the printer design not the cartridge and it needs professional hands for servicing and cleaning. The mirrors which reflect laser beam get covered with dust and toner. Laser beams are partially reflected due to dust. Hence the image is not produced properly. Note that first magenta goes off, followed by yellow, then cyan and lastly black. this is because of the mirrors placement inside the printer.

Rest assure that the printer requires ONLY CLEANING OF THE MIRRORS, which are inside the printer. For cleaning, the printer's outer covers are required to be removed to reach the inside laser unit, mirror and lenses, which requires professional expertise.

Clean them yourself with dry, soft, lint-free cloth (if you are familiar with such tasks) or get it cleaned by any printer repair/ service professional. Please note that the mirrors, lenses and scanner assembly inside such printers is extremely complex and can get damaged very easily especially the mirrors.

If you need any help in cleaning mirrors and lenses let me know

Hope it helps! Good Luck! Thanks for using Fixya!
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Sep 09, 2011 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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A white streak appears on the right hand side of the print out


Hi,
If faded prints happen even after replacing the toner cartridge or if your current cartridge has enough toner, it is most likely be due to dust at the laser reflecting mirrors inside the printer.

I have worked/ serviced similar Laserjet Printer with same issue.
Actually, faded prints are due the the dust/ toner dust accumulated on the optics (mirrors and lenses) inside the printer, which refect the laser beams to form prints. Hence the image is not produced properly. This needs professional hands for servicing and cleaning of the optics inside the printer.
Rest assure that the printer requires ONLY CLEANING OF THE MIRRORS, which are inside the printer. So, it is advised that you get the printer serviced by any printer repair/ service professional. (Please note that the mirrors, lenses and scanner assembly inside such printers is extremely complex and can get damaged very easily especially the mirrors).

Hope it would help. If you need any clarification, let me know
Good Luck!
CreativeTECH

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Faded print on right hand side


Hi Tracy,
If faded prints happen even after replacing the toner cartridge or if your current cartridge has enough toner, it is most likely be due to dust at the laser reflecting mirrors inside the printer.

I have worked/ serviced similar Laserjet Color Printer with same issue.
Actually, faded prints are due the the dust/ toner dust accumulated on the optics (mirrors and lenses) inside the printer, which refect the laser beams to form prints. Hence the image is not produced properly. This needs professional hands for servicing and cleaning of the optics inside the printer.
Rest assure that the printer requires ONLY CLEANING OF THE MIRRORS, which are inside the printer. So, it is advised that you get the printer serviced by any printer repair/ service professional. (Please note that the mirrors, lenses and scanner assembly inside such printers is extremely complex and can get damaged very easily especially the mirrors).

Hope it would help. If you need any clarification, let me know
Good Luck!
CreativeTECH

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The printer is not printing the color red whatsoever. More specifically, the color red is being replaced by the color yellow. The printer does not indicate any malfunction, and the cartridges have been...


I have worked/ serviced similar Laserjet Color Printer with same issue.
Actually, red color is formed by a mix of yellow and magenta toners. As the color is replaced by yellow it is clear that the problem is with the the magenta cartridge or most probably the mirrors which reflect laser beam get covered with dust and toner (which partially blocks the laser beams). Hence the image is not produced properly. This
needs professional hands for servicing and cleaning of the optics inside the printer. Note that first magenta goes off, followed by yellow, then cyan and lastly black. This is because of the mirrors placement inside the printer. Magenta is the last one and gets most of the dust and goes off first.

Rest assure that the printer requires ONLY CLEANING OF THE MIRRORS, which are inside the printer. Clean them yourself with dry n soft cloth (if you are familar with such tasks) or get it cleaned by any printer repair/ service professional. Please note that the mirrors, lenses and scanner assembly inside such printers is extremely complex and can get damaged very easily especially the mirrors.

Hope it would help. If you need any help in cleaning mirrors and lenses let me know
Good Luck!
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Magenta colour not printing in cm1017mfp printer


First check out the toner level in the magenta cartridge from the display screen. It may have been exhausted and would need re-fill or replacement.

Secondly, it could be (most likely) due to toner dust on the lenses and mirrors inside the printer, which reflect laser beams. In this case it only requires cleaning/ servicing. Basically, it is the problem with the printer design. Magenta is at the bottom thats why it gets the dust first.

I received a similar HP Laserjet Color Printer with same issue for repair/ maintenance a few months back.
Actually the problem is with the printer design not the magenta cartridge and it needs professional hands for servicing and cleaning. The mirrors which reflect laser beam get covered with dust and toner. hence the image is not produced properly. note that first magenta goes off, followed by yellow, then cyan and lastly black. this is because of the mirrors placement inside the printer.

Rest assure that the printer requires ONLY CLEANING OF THE MIRRORS, which are inside the printer.

Clean them yourself with dry n soft cloth (if you are familar with such tasks) or get it cleaned by any printer repair/ service professional. Please note that the mirrors, lenses and scanner assembly inside such printers is extremely complex and can get damaged very easily especially the mirrors.
Hence it is adviable to get it serviced by a professional. You can do it yourself ONLY if you have some experience of same sort.

Hope it would help
. If you need any further help let me know

CreativeTECH

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The TRANSFER BELT of my color laserjet 2600n is all smudged with the blue dust powder. 1. How come? 2. Can I just wipe it off? 3. Where can I get instructions to service clean my printer? THANK...


1. How Come? Most likely the blue cartridge is defective/ leaking. FYI.. Check your defective policy that came with the toner as we all know their not cheap.

2. Can I just wipe it off? Yes you can, most service technicans use a toner cleaning cloth. How ever if you can also use a dry, lint-free cloth and/ or brush.

Cleaning a machine:
External - you can use a wet paper towel (Not to wet as you DO NOT want anything to leak inside the cracks of the machines casing.) Also as it's Plastic you can spray non corrosive cleaning liquid on the paper towel and wipe the machine down. Please do not spray the machine.

Internal Cleaning -
Toner Spills - I highly recommend the toner cleaning cloth and a very soft brush (for the cracks and crevices) again you can also use a dry, lint-free cloth.

Paper Dust - Either a Vacuum or use the brush/cloth to clean it out.

Important Note: Never clean the inside of the machine with the power on or the power cord plugged in.

Hope this helps.

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Push it up and turn clock wise it will fall out in your hand, do reverse putting back

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