Cleaning the NCR 7197 Series II Thermal Receipt Printer

Cleaning the NCR 7197 Series II Thermal Receipt Printer
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Cleaning the NCR 7197 Series II Thermal
Receipt Printer
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Read these important instructions first
Who should clean the NCR 7197 Series II Thermal Receipt Printer?
The retail associates are responsible for cleaning the NCR 7197 Series II Thermal
Receipt Printer as prescribed on the following pages.
When should the printer be cleaned?
 Printer Cabinet – as needed
o Items needed: household plastics cleaner, damp cloth
 Thermal print head – when print quality is degraded
o Items needed: cotton swab, isopropyl alcohol
Support information:
Follow the cleaning instructions in this document to ensure optimal performance of
your NCR 7197 Series II Thermal Receipt Printer. No interaction with the Help
Desk is required. However, if you encounter any difficulty during cleaning, call
the Help Desk (1-800-USPS-HELP).
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Cleaning the NCR 7197 Series II
Thermal Receipt Printer
 These instructions are specific for the NCR 7197 Series II Thermal
Receipt Printer (printer may be labeled as “Revision A”).
Cleaning the Printer Cabinet
There is no scheduled maintenance required for the 7197 Thermal Series II.
The external cabinet materials and finish are durable and resistant to these
items:
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Cleaning solutions
Lubricants
Fuels
Cooking oils
Ultraviolet light
Clean the cabinet as needed to remove dust and finger marks, as follows:
1. Use any household cleaner designed for plastics, but test it first on a
small unseen area.
2. If the receipt bucket is dirty, wipe it with a clean, damp cloth.
Cleaning the Thermal Print Head
 Caution: Do not spray or try to clean the thermal print head or the
inside of the printer with any kind of cleaner as this may damage
the thermal print head and electronics.
1. If print quality is bad, open the printer cover and remove the receipt roll
to expose the thermal print head.
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2. If you have just printed something, the print head may be hot.
Accidentally touching it may burn you. Allow the print head to cool
before continuing.
3. If the thermal print head appears dirty, wipe it with cotton swabs and
isopropyl alcohol.
Note: The thermal print head does not normally require cleaning if the
recommended paper grades are used. If non-recommended paper has
been used for an extended period of time, cleaning the print head with
cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol will not be of much benefit.
Thermal Print Head (white oval) as seen from rear of printer
4. After cleaning the print head, replace the paper roll (leave a little paper
hanging outside the printer). Be sure the paper unrolls from the bottom
of the roll.
5. Close the printer cover
6. Press the Paper Feed button to advance the paper about 12 inches, then
tear off the excess paper.
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