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How To Carry Out Copier Maintenance Yourself


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If you want to be sure that your copier remains in pristine working order well in to the future then it is important that you get a good copier maintenance program set up. When it actually comes to you looking after your copier there are a number of very simple things that you can do.

If you choose to look after and maintain your own office equipment (including fax machines, printers and copiers) you will often discover that you are able to save yourself money. In this article we show you some very simple procedures which you can carry out yourself in order to maintain your copier.

1. It is crucial that before you start carrying out any kind of maintenance on your copier that you read through the manual provided with it by the manufacturer. By doing this you will reduce the chances of you actually damaging the machine, which could end up costing you more.

2. When you are doing the basic of cleaning dust and excess toner from the machine it is important that you know the exact position of the copier drum. If you not then the chances of you causing damage to this particular component is raised and to replace can be very expensive indeed.

3. Once you have opened up the copier the first thing you should do is remove any loose toner or dust within its confines. The easiest way of doing this is by using a brush along with a vacuum cleaner. However rather than using a traditional home vacuum cleaner purchase one that has been designed specifically for working within these machines. They cost money but it is a wise investment as it reduces the risk of you causing damage to the machine.

But when you use a vacuum cleaner it is important that you do not place the nozzle too close to the parts inside the copier especially the drum and circuit boards. Just a small amount of static electricity can cause some irreparable damage to these parts and could end up costing you far more because you may need to replace the entire machine.

4. One particular part of your copier which you should ensure is regularly maintained is the charge wire assembly. You will need to remove this from the machine before you clean it and the operator's manual will explain how this can be done. Once the assembly has been removed then all you need to do is clean the wires on it using a Q-tip which has been soaked in Isopropanol. But be gentle as you do this or you could end up breaking the wires and have to replace the whole assembly.

If you are someone who wants to save money as well as extend the life of their copier then it is important that you get a good copier maintenance program set up. As shown above you can carry out some of the more basic maintenance items yourself, or if you do not feel you have the capabilities then pay a technician to do it for you instead.

Above we have provided some advice on what to do when it comes to copier maintenance. If you would like to find out more about copiers including renting, leasing and buying copiers then please click on this link .


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