Toner Cartridges in Laser Printers
Get to know more about toner cartridges for laser printers
Laser toner cartridges function with high voltage and a very fine toner powder. The toner powder is placed into the paper with the help of magnetic developer roller, drum and laser beam. Drum is a very photo sensitive material. Character is formed by electrically charged particle and it's placed on paper which is also electrically charged. So characters could be placed easily into the paper. Characters are placed into paper permanently by passing the paper through fuser roller which has high temperature. Thus characters could melt and fix permanently into the paper. The drums are very delicate and sometimes get damaged because of exposure to sunlight. Some laser printers have drum shutters which protect them from direct sunlight. Toner cartridges could be refilled and hence this could be used for longer duration. Primary items used in laser toner cartridges are drum, toner, corona wires and cleaning blades gears and moving objects.
Following is information about laser toner cartridges:
- Tips to Keep Cartridges
- Maintenance of Roller and Assemblies
- Maintenance of Fuser
Tips to Keep Cartridges
It is not good to keep cartridges in motor vehicles. Also keeping the cartridge in direct sunlight or a dry place could damage the cartridge. Cartridges contain some plastic material and while you keep the cartridge in a hot place this plastic material could get damaged. Also light sensitive parts in cartridges could get damaged by doing so. While the cartridge is empty you could keep the material in a plastic bag or cardboard box.
Maintenance of Roller and Assemblies
For rollers and assemblies in laser cartridges, you could clean and you could restore the rollers. Rubber coating on the pick up, feed and separation rollers could get worn and torn due to over use and this could get dusty. If you find any difficulty in replacing the rollers you could clean it with the help of a rag which is damp lint free. You could also make use of chemical solution available to clean the rollers. Regular cleaning of rollers and assemblies could keep the printers in working condition for very long time.
Fusers are also called fusing assembly in a laser printer. This is a replaceable part of laser printer. This is a very crucial part in a laser printer which melts and bonds the toner onto the paper. But fusing assemblies could get damaged because of many reasons. Plastic drive gears damage, electronic failure of several heating components, film sleeves could get torn, scratched pressure rollers worn pressure rollers and damaging paper sensors are some of the ways fusers can be damaged.
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