Can I Use Rubbing Alcohol to Clean My Printer
Keeping your printer clean and well maintained ensures that you get the best value for your money. May it is an InkJet or a Laser printer, routine swabbing sessions will prevent smeared colors and distorted prints. Experts suggest that users can clean their printers using some rubbing alcohol, a few cotton swabs, a vacuum cleaner, and a soft-bristled brush, provided that the alcohol is not too strong.
NOTE: If you find that your paper is being smeared while leaving the printer, try cleaning the feed roller or platen to wipe off any built-up ink.
How to clean an InkJet printer.
- Remove the ink-head or cartridge. (Follow instructions on the printer)
- Use some rubbing alcohol to carefully clean the print head contacts.
- Wipe off any excess ink from the nozzle.
- Gently put back the cartridge
- Print out a test page to check if you got rid of any excess ink.
How to clean a Laser printer
Laser printers use a charged corona wire to draw toner from the printer drum onto the paper. Use the printer manual for added caution while cleaning the corona wire.
- Unplug your printer and make sure it cools down before you open it.
- Blow out any dust around the printer drum and corona wire using a vacuum cleaner.
- Pour some alcohol on a cotton swab and run it along the corona wire to clean any toner build-up.