Try my 5 point ‘how to’ guide in order to prevent card reader breakdowns:
Card ReaderThousands of cards pass through ATMs attracting a build-up of dirt and grime that most users are completely unaware of. Over a period of time this accumulated material will cause some annoying breakdowns and delays.
Using an IPA impregnated cleaning card will freshen up mechanics of the card reader, removing grime residues onto the cleaning card.
Paul’s Tip! Remember to use an encoded card to ensure that the ATM draws in the cleaning card correctly.
KeypadSticking keys could be due to build-up of grease and grime and even skin particles…. Banish a build-up of grime from keys with a powerful foaming surface cleaner and cloth. For stubborn areas try a sprayduster to blast out dirt from hard to reach areas.
Cash DispenserImprove cash dispenser sustainability by using an IPA impregnated cash cleaning card to keep the dispenser free from dirt.
Paul's Cash Fact! On average, one £20 note exchanges 2,328 times.
Printer HeadsThermal printer heads can easily become faulty with burnt residue. Regular use of a non-flammable, rubber roller restorer will quickly resolve the problem.
ScreenRemove unwanted greasy fingerprints from touch screens with a multi-screen cleaner and lint free cloth.
Paul’s Tip! As technology evolves, touch screens are becoming increasingly popular. Always ensure that your screen cleaner is suitable for the type of screen that you wish to clean.
In an era where cash is deemed king, card usage is also on the increase. Remember to treat card reader and cash dispensing equipment like royalty, with an effective and regular cleaning regime from AF International.