Cleaning the MP480 interior
Article ID: ART103341 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


If the inside of the machine becomes dirty, printed paper may get dirty, so we recommend performing cleaning regularly.


Cleaning the Interior (Print Area)

Regularly clean the interior of the machine to avoid deterioration in print quality or performance due to paper dust or ink spots.

If a print result is smudged, do bottom plate cleaning.

If the print result is still smudged even after doing bottom plate cleaning, clean inside of the machine using a swab.

Bottom Plate Cleaning

  1. Ensure that the printer is powered on.

  2. Remove any paper from the Rear Tray.

  3. Take a sheet of A4 or Letter-sized plain paper. Fold the paper in half widthwise and then open it.

  4. Load the folded sheet into the auto sheet feeder (ASF) with the opened side facing the front.

  5. Press the <Menu> button.

  6. Use the (Up) or (Down) button to select [Maintenance], then press the <OK> button.
    The Maintenance screen is displayed.

  7. Use the (Up) or (Down) button to select [Bottom plate cleaning] then press <OK>.

  8. Use the or to select [Yes] then press the 'OK' button to start bottom plate cleaning.

    Note: Do not do other operations until bottom plate cleaning is completed.

  9. Inspect the discharged paper. If ink can be seen on the paper, repeat the cleaning process.

  10. If the discharged paper is still dirty after you have run this cleaning process a second time, the inside of the machine is probably dirty. In this case, clean the inside of the machine using a swab.

Clean the inside using a swab

  1. Turn off the machine and remove the power cord.

  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) until it stops and fix it in place using the scanning unit support.

  3. Wipe off any ink from the protrusions using a cotton swab or something similar.