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14 TLC maintenance tips to keep your printer in tip top shape

Follow our 14 easy printer maintenance tips to keep your printer performing at its best for years to come.

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Power:

  • Ensure an adequate source of power by plugging your printer into a properly-grounded electrical outlet (not a power strip).

  • Reboot the printer after a power outage, firmware update or maintenance issue.

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Maintenance:

  • Clean your printer on a regular basis; follow these tips for your product.

  • Make sure to keep up with the latest operating system updates and driver and security patches.

  • Consider an after your one-year service coverage expires to continue excellent servicing.

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Paper:

  • Store paper in a dry location.

  • Only use clean, undamaged paper: no curled, wrinkled, torn, moist, creased, or folded sheets.

  • Flex, fan, and straighten the paper before loading into your printer.

  • Don’t load more than one type, size, or weight of paper in the same tray at the same time.

  • Use the right kind of paper stock for your printer – every printer has its own specifications for paper types, sizes and weights.

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Toner:

  • Use Genuine Xerox® Toner - cheap bargain brands can damage your printer.

  • Insert new toner cartridges only, and gently shake the toner before placing in the machine.

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Printer:

  • Do not place anything on top of your printer.

  • Don’t open covers or doors during printing. Light exposure can damage the drum cartridges so don’t leave the covers and doors open for any length of time, especially in well-lighted environments.

For more helpful tips, visit Xerox Support FAQs for more information specific to your printer model.

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