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This guide will help develop a maintenance routine for X-Changer Lite systems to ensure long life and minimal down time. Due to the high volume of dust and lint in an average laundromat, this procedure should be performed every 3-6 months as needed.

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Card Concepts Inc takes no responsibility for data loss due to human error, hardware failure, or other such circumstances.

Tips & Warnings

  • Before handling internal computer parts, touch something metal to discharge harmful static electricity.


3-in-1 oilWD40Canned AirPhillips screwdriver

Remove Computer from Kiosk

Have a clean working area with plenty of light. Please read all instructions before attempting this maintenance.

  1. Unplug all cables from the computer. Photograph or label their locations to make reassembly easier.
  2. Unbolt the computer from the front door of the kiosk and set it face down on a clean surface to prevent damage to the screen.

Open Computer

  1. Remove all screws from the back and right side of the computer case.


  2. Pull the back off to expose the internal components.


Clean Inside Computer & Fan Maintenance

Frequency of Maintenance:  Annually

  1. Using canned air, blow out all dust and debris. Make sure to get under the motherboard and hard drive.

  2. Detach the small cooling fan from the processor by removing its four screws. Clean thoroughly.

  3. The bottom of the fan will have a circular protective label covering the rotation bearing. Remove and set this label aside.
    Using 3-in-1 oil, add only one drop into the center rotation hub.

  4. If using WD40, spray into a garbage can or sink, then add only one drop from the the end of the straw.
    Wipe away excess fluid.

  5. With the hub upright, spin the blades of the fan to distribute oil throughout the bearing.
    Wipe up any residue, re-apply protective label, then re-install fan.

  6. Repeat steps 2-6 on the exhaust fanThere should be two screws on the outside of the case that hold it in place, but Lite system computers may vary slightly.
    If there is a cooling fan on the processor, it is recommended to reverse the the exhaust fan so hot air is drawn out of the case.
    This can be done by turning the fan around on the mounting bracket. This will improve cooling and minimize internal dust.