Due to local electrical safety code, most laser printers include circuit protection and electrical safeguards against potential electric shocks. However, it is still possible for there to be high voltage or residue voltage on different parts inside of a laser printer (such as rollers, metal contacts, and various wires). Therefore it is recommended not to touch any of these electrical components in order to avoid potential painful electrical shock and damage to the laser printer.
Cleaning Your Q6001a Toner Cartridge
Toner should never be vacuumed with a standard home vacuum cleaner. Due to the toner particles inherent ability to hold a static charge, there is the risk of the dust within the vacuum cleaner bag to ignite and cause a small explosion within the vacuum cleaner. This is because toner particles are designed to possess electrostatic properties. These are known to generate static electric buildup when they collide with other particles or objects. You could possibly damage the vacuum cleaner or start a fire by vacuuming the toner. Likewise, the toner particles are so small that they are able to pass right through the fiber filters in standard vacuum cleaners, and be blown back into the room through the motor exhaust. The most effective way to clean toner residue is to use a cold damp cloth. Toner will adhere to surfaces when heated during normal laser printer usage.
Only use a Electrostatic Discharge safe or ESD vacuum cleaner for toner spills or leaks. The ability of these vacuum cleaners to filter the tiny toner particles and eliminate static charges by their electrically conductive hose.