Cleaning the copier/scanner
You might need to clean the
copier/scanner after scanning or copying
items that have ink that smudges or that
have excessive dirt or dust.
Unplug the printer to turn the power
off, and wait for the scanner to cool.
Open the scanner door.
Dampen a clean, cotton cloth with
isopropyl alcohol (pH7 or
neutral pH). With the damp cloth,
gently rub back and forth on the
white platen. Also, use the damp
cloth to gently rub the rollers.
Alcohol is flammable. Keep the alcohol
and cloth away from an open flame.
Allow the alcohol to dry completely
before you plug in the power cord.
Spray glass cleaner on another
piece of clean, cotton cloth, and
carefully clean the glass on the
Make sure that the scanner is completely
dry before you plug in the printer power
Plug the printer in to turn it back on.
In certain areas of California, air pollution
control regulations restrict the use of
liquid Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) as a
cleaning agent. In those areas of
California, please disregard the previous
recommendations and use a dry, lint-free
cloth. The cloth may be moistened with
water if desired.
156 Chapter 10 Troubleshooting the copier/scanner