How to Clean a Brother Laser Printer

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How to Clean a Brother Laser Printer
Laser printers need regular cleaning. (dun cat - printer image by Maria Brzostowska from

Laser printers have a number of advantages over inkjet printers, including faster print speeds and superior quality. Laser printers also have specific cleaning and maintenance requirements. A well-maintained Brother laser printer can provide many years of trouble-free service, but a neglected one could break down soon after it's put into service.

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Things you need

  • Printer
  • Toner cartridge
  • Soft cloth
  • Small vacuum cleaner

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  1. 1

    Lift the cover of the toner compartment and grasp the toner cartridge by the handle. Carefully lift the toner out of the printer and set it aside.

  2. 2

    Vacuum the inside of the Brother laser printer thoroughly. A small hand-held vacuum cleaner designed for cleaning computers works well for this task. Vacuum any accumulated paper dust and toner residue. Clean the interior of the printer with a soft cloth to remove remaining residue.

  3. 3

    Clean the exterior of the toner cartridge thoroughly. Be sure no toner is leaking from the cartridge. If the cartridge has a leak, it should be replaced immediately. A leaking toner cartridge can severely damage your laser printer.

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