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HP LaserJet 1160 and 1320 Series Printers - Cleaning the Printer
Clean the outside of the printer with a clean, damp cloth when necessary.
Do not use ammonia-based cleaners on or around the printer.
During the printing process, paper, toner, and dust particles can accumulate inside the printer. Over time, this buildup can cause paper jams or print quality problems, such as toner specks or smearing. Clean the print cartridge area and printer media path to correct and prevent these types of problems.
Cleaning the print cartridge area
It is not necessary to clean the print cartridge area often; however, cleaning this area can improve the quality of printed sheets.
Before cleaning the printer, turn the printer off by unplugging the power cord, and wait for the printer to cool.
Cleaning the printer media path
Clean the printer media path if toner specks or dots appear on printouts if toner specks or dots appear on printouts. This process uses a transparency to remove dust and toner from the media path. Do not use bond or rough paper.
5: Toner specks or dots
For best results use a sheet of transparency. If you do not have any transparencies, you can use copier grade media (70 to 900 g/m2 18 to 24 lb.) with a smooth surface.
The cleaning process takes approximately 2 minutes. The cleaning page will stop periodically during the cleaning process. Do not turn the printer off until the cleaning process has finished. You might need to repeat the cleaning process several times to thoroughly clean the printer.