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Won't print red

How do you clean the contacts is it automatic

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Open the front cover remove the magenta cartridge, then clean the metal contacts on either side (this is where the cartridge slots in the printer) with a cloth

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

  • wayne churchill Jul 23, 2008

    Hi, i've just had a bit of time to research this and have found the following -

    This is caused by dust in the scanner assembly. There's a fan right by the magenta laser scanner that blows dust and particulate matter in the air directly on that laser scanner.
    Requiring its removal and careful cleaning of all lenses and mirrors. Unfortunately, this is not covered in the service manual. Getting the laser/scanner out is not too bad: Start by removing the printer covers, the rear plate, and the plate on which the DC controller and formatter mount. Remove the four laser/scanner unit corner screws and the single screw for its cover. Be careful to remove the small shutter spring on the cover before removing the cover. Use a strong flashlight to carefully examine the copper-colored mirrors for dust. Use dry cotton swabs to carefully clean all dust from the mirrors and the lenses. Blow dirt and dust from the inside of the scanner box. You will notice that the bottom mirror, facing up, is the one with the most dust.

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