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Cleaning printer rollers.
« on: Monday 02 April 12 14:26 BST (UK) »
Hi,

When trying to print photos I`m finding that the photopaper won`t feed through my HP Photosmart printer any more although I`ve no difficulty with other papers.

The advice is to use rubbing alchol to clean the rollers but the large main High Street chemists no longer stock the stuff  let alone the smaller chemists.
Suggestions for a suitable alternative  to clean the printer rollers please?

Jay.

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Re: Cleaning printer rollers.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 02 April 12 14:30 BST (UK) »
You may want to try acetone, this is sold as nail varnish remover in Chemists.
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Re: Cleaning printer rollers.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 02 April 12 14:56 BST (UK) »
Acetone be aware is highly flammable and melts plastic!!
A safer alternative is to use 'screen cleaning wipes'!
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Re: Cleaning printer rollers.
« Reply #3 on: Monday 02 April 12 17:18 BST (UK) »
you could try meths, also inflammable, or a household window and glass cleaner which works on the plastic surrounds to double glazing, I swear by Mr Mus***,its green coloured.  ;D ;D ;D ;Dand not inflammable, I tested it with a match :o :o :o

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« Reply #4 on: Monday 02 April 12 17:46 BST (UK) »
you could try meths, also inflammable, or a household window and glass cleaner which works on the plastic surrounds to double glazing, I swear by Mr Mus***,its green coloured.  ;D ;D ;D ;Dand not inflammable, I tested it with a match :o :o :o

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Re: Cleaning printer rollers.
« Reply #5 on: Monday 02 April 12 18:17 BST (UK) »
I find surgical spirit is readily available at most chemists, not had any problems with it melting plastic but it is inflammable.
I would also try removing the ink cartridges, turn the printer upside down and give it a good shake to get rid of any dust or paper debris. Also a quick once over with the pipe from the vacuum cleaner afterwards.

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Re: Cleaning printer rollers.
« Reply #6 on: Monday 02 April 12 18:29 BST (UK) »
What is needed (general spec) is a cleaner that does not leave a residue.
Window cleaning solution o'k, use with a cotton bud.
Methylated spirits leaves a residue, (the additive that stops people drinking the stuff)?
What about those things like baby wipes without the smell? (used for sticky hands)
 The choice is yours.
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Re: Cleaning printer rollers.
« Reply #7 on: Monday 02 April 12 20:19 BST (UK) »
The thing that will do the trick is Vinyl Record Cleaner. You can get this on a well known auction site.

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Re: Cleaning printer rollers.
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 03 April 12 01:21 BST (UK) »
The little wipes that are used for cleaning the skin before an injection will do. They are even great for cleaning gold jewellery and are inexpensive.

You printer should be cleaning itself, all my printers have done so, even the HP I had.

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