Laser Printer Maintenance
Get to know all about laser printer maintenance
Laser printers are nowadays most commonly used printer, which provide fast and reliable printing solution. Laser printers are one of those peripherals which are used very often and most of the time used for long periods when multiple copies are required for any printing task. Any device needs maintenance to provide a long lasting performance and best result.
The steps required for the proper maintenance of laser printer are as follows:
- General cleaning
- Cleaning of print heads
- Software maintenance
For this purpose, you need few simple materials, which are easily available, this may include any clean cloth piece and a printer friendly liquid which are commonly available in the local market or any computer accessory shop. To start cleaning first of all make sure that all the cables are unplugged from the laser printer, this step can reduce the risk of short circuits and other laser printer problems, which may occur as the liquid is used in general cleaning of the body of the printer. Rub the printer with soft hands along with the cleaning liquid. Make sure that the cloth used for the cleaning purpose is also soft, which prevents the scratches on the body of the printer.
Cleaning of the print heads
This is also a very simple process and can be done easily by self cleaning utility of the printer which may vary according to the different manufacturers. This can be easily done by reading the printer manual provided by the maker in the package. If you are using Windows® XP then you can easily access the self cleaning utility by clicking on the Printer and Other Hardware option in the Control Panel. Here you will find the Print head cleaning tab by which your printer automatically cleans the print head you just have to make sure that paper is in the printer tray and there is enough ink in the laser toner to perform this step.
Like any other hardware laser printer also has specific type of driver. Most of users are not aware of the fact that driver maintenance is also required for laser printer to work properly and be in good condition. Software maintenance is not too much difficult. All you have to do is to upgrade the driver database as the outdated drivers can cause the laser printer not to work properly. For this purpose, you have to check the proper name of the laser printer you are using. Also mention the proper model number of laser printer, which can be downloaded by the website of your laser printer manufacturer. By following these simple and easy steps you can make your laser printer work properly.
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