Beneath are some steps to maintain a copy machine:
1. Fan the paper before loading it in the copier. Loosening the paper before loading will help avoid paper jams and double sheet feeds.
2. Store toner cartridges flat as indicated on the box. Never store a toner cartridge on end.
3. Clean the scanner glass if you have a line on copies from the document feeder. A spot on the small scanner glass will produce a line on the copies.
4. Carry two plastic bags to the copier when replacing the waste toner box. Do not carry the full waste toner box anywhere and do not try to put it back in the box. Place the full waste toner box in the double plastic bag and tie the bags up before taking the bags to the trash. Take care to not poke a hole in the bags.
5. Do not use a regular household vacuum to clean up any toner spill. Wipe up spilled toner with a stretch n dust cloth or something similar and do not rub on the spot.
6. Don’t wipe up a toner spill using any kind of liquid. Stretch n dust cloth or similar is best for cleaning up minor toner spills.
7. Store paper in a climate controlled environment. If your paper must be stored in a non-controlled environment, be sure to bring it to the copier area well before it will be needed.
8. Paper is sensitive to heat and humidity and it must be allowed to stabilize before using it in a photocopier or printer. Also, use good quality paper to avoid excessive debris being left inside the copier.
9. Ensure that you always have a spare toner of each color and a spare waste toner box, if applicable, on hand for your machine.
10. Protect your copiers and printers by using a surge protector that is rated at 1200 joules or higher. This will defend the equipment from any surges, burnouts or lightning.
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