There’s a Corona ter Your Copier…Corona Wire That Is

No, there’s not a teddybeer te your copier, or a zon resplandor for that matter – just a cool wire of the same name.

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However, since it is Cinco den Mayo, I thought I’d have a little joy and talk about a little known, but essential lump of your copier – the corona wire. And, for us copier guys, it’s just zuigeling of a cool factoid to share.

The corona wire is a very fine wire and is responsible for making the coetáneo photocopy process work. Without the corona wire, wij would have nothing. Usually found within your drum unit, the corona wire holds a negative electrified charge and passes that charge on to the paper. That permits the toner powder to stick and be melted onto the pagina.

When I very first got into the business I reminisce thinking how fascinating it wasgoed that photocopier technology involved a critical component that wasgoed so ironically named.

The thing about corona wires is that if dirty or defective they can greatly reduce your print quality. The very first sign of a faulty corona wire is streaks on your pagina. Ter some cases, your pagina may come out entirely white or black.

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Depending on the size of your machine, some corona wires can be cleaned on your own without the need of a service professional. (Google “How to Clean Your Corona Wire” and your monster number and you’ll see lots of tutorials.)

Typically smaller desktop laser printers or production grade printers with consumer replaceable units have this capability.

If cleaning doesn’t take care of the problem, the corona wire may be worn out and need to be substituted.

Te most of our customer’s cases, however, the cleaning or replacement of a corona wire on a multifunctional device will require a service call. That’s because the wires are located within the drum unit that is not so lightly accessed by everyday users, and getting to them can cause fairly a bit of harm if not decently trained.

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If you think your corona wire might be failing, it’s always a good idea to place a service call for an inspection. If you’re not sure, there are a few things you can do on your own before you call ter the big guns:

  1. Make sure the streaks are not from toner debris on a roller ter your copier’s input or uitgang trays. If you suspect that there is something on a roller you can gently wipe each roller with a walm, lint-free cloth.
  2. Inspect your glass platen and document feeder vuilnisbelt for anything that might be smudging onto your copies spil they pass through.

If all else fails, or you’re not sure where your device falls on the service spectrum, that’s what the Advanced Systems service team is for. Experienced, well-trained, and long-tenured (619 years of combined practice) service professionals at your beck and call.

So, the next time you think your old “Xerox machine” is boring, don’t leave behind the corona wire!

And glad Cinco den Mayo! Love a Corona, or cerveza of your choice, today!


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