[vcf-midatlantic] [OT] Cleaning a Laser printer paper pickup

Mike Loewen mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
Tue Jul 20 21:50:36 UTC 2021

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On Tue, 20 Jul 2021, Jameel Akari via vcf-midatlantic wrote:

> Rubbing alcohol (70% isopropyl) on a swab might be enough. If they?re glazed over, replacement is needed. I?ve used rubber restore products on paper rollers in the past and it?s hit or miss.
> See if Brother has a ?maintenance kit? for this model. If it?s a more office-y commercial model they might.
> -- 
> Jameel Akari
>> On Jul 20, 2021, at 5:15 PM, Kenneth Gober via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> My experience with HP printers is that the rubber paper pickup roller gets
>> hard/slick so that it doesn't pull paper properly.  If you can't get new
>> rollers for your printer, there are chemicals out there that might restore
>> the rubber enough that it will grab paper again.  I haven't ever used the
>> chemicals because (so far) I've been able to get my hands on replacement
>> rollers.
>> -ken
>>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2021 at 5:12 PM Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>> Sort of off topic as it's not really vintage, It's about 10 years old and
>>> I'm not
>>> about to toss a working printer. :-)
>>> I have a working multi-function printer. The only issue is that its paper
>>> feed
>>> only partially picks up the paper then 'jams' or gets a no paper message.
>>> I'm
>>> pretty certain that the printer just needs a good cleaning (it's covered in
>>> dust). Any pointers? What works best on the pickups?
>>> It's a Brother MFC-7860DW (Wireless).
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