The Most Common Repairs Needed for Your Copier
Anyone who has ever owned a copier or printer has probably ran into more than a few problems along the way. It seems that when it comes to buying these machines we are accepting the inevitable fate of having to play mechanic and experiment with a variety of different methods to fix seemingly simple and common problems that appear. That’s why I have come up with a list of The Most Common Repairs Needed for Your Copier and how you can probably fix them.
Paper jams appear the most often and among the most frustrating issue. Perfectly good paper goes in, and crushed useless paper, sometimes, comes out. Paper jams can be caused by inserting the wrong paper size into the copier or not having the paper properly aligned before it gets used. These cause the paper to get pulled in incorrectly and will require you to manually remove the jammed paper yourself.
Streaks are disheartening, just when you think it’s all going right, your paper comes out with thin black bars or other obscure marks on it. This could be caused by something on the scanner glass and would require you to remove it and clean it and the mirrors. Other potential errors most likely lead to drum, drum blade, developer, or fuse malfunctions and are best to have the broken pieces replaced.
If the prints are coming out faded, then you most likely just need to replace your toner with a fresh cartridge and it should work good as new, but there may also be a malfunction. The cartridge may be a dud or it may just be the wrong one for your unit. Bring or send the fault cartridge back from where you purchased it along with the bad prints and request a replacement with the proper version.
You want your pages to come out looking fresh and neat, not like they were just in some sort of underground copier street fight. If they are coming out this way, your exit rollers and feed are probably worn out. If this seems to be the issue, you’ll need to bring in a professional to fix it. It can also be an old paper tray, which can easily be replaced.
There are some of the most common repairs needed for your copier, with their most common solutions. It’s important to note with any problem you are not 100% sure you are able to fix or possess the ability to fix, contact your copier provider or a technician first, as attempting to take apart your copier could lead to further problems.