The Step By Step Guide to Replacing Your Copier

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When the time has come to replace your copier, it’s not as easy as kicking it to the curb. Follow these steps to ensure that you replace responsibly and legally.

1. Resell, Donate or Recycle

If you own your copier, you have a couple of different choices when it comes to getting rid of your copier. If you’re replacing your copier because you want a new model, then you are probably able to resell your old one if it’s in excellent condition. The other option if the copier is still working, is to donate it to a school or non-profit in need.

Lastly, if the copier is straight up broken and unrepairable, you will need to recycle it. Contact your recycling company to schedule a pickup time or rent a truck to take it yourself.

2. Make a Plan for Your Hard Drive

Your hard drive still holds sensitive data even after the copier has broken down. If you leased your copier ask your provider to give you the hard drive or confirmation that it was wiped clean. If you are giving the copier as a gift or selling it, have a technician remove it for you. Removing the hard drive yourself can cause damage and should always be done by a professional.

3. Plan for Your Next Copier

Now that you are in the market for a new copier it’s time to think about what you are looking for. Read here about copier functions you don’t want to miss.

All in all, it’s important that you remember to protect your data when you replace your copier and dispose of the machine properly. To learn more about copiers and other office equipment, call us today!