How to Clean Your Printer and Scanner

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Open the Document Cover

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Keeping your printer clean helps ensure everything your print looks great. These steps will show you how to clean the platen glass and inside of the document cover. First, lift the document cover open.

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Clean the Platen Glass

Wipe the platen glass with a clean, white, lint-free cloth moistened with water.

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Clean the Inside of the Document Cover

Clean the inner side of the document cover with a clean, white, lint-free cloth moistened with water.
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Clean the Transparent Sheet

Clean the transparent sheet with a clean, white, lint-free cloth moistened with water.

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Clean the Inside of the Document Feeder

Clean the inner side of the document feeder with a clean, white, lint-free cloth moistened with water.

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Dry Using a Clean, Dry Cloth

Finally, wipe those same components dry with another a clean, white, lint-free cloth.