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Black lines on faxes or copies

Do you have black lines in your scanned or copied documents? The typical problem is ink, correction fluid or trash blocking the image sensor. Look at the picture below, the image sensor is marked by the gray box. Use a paper towel dampened with window cleaner to clean this glass strip. Do not spray windows cleaner on the glass just the paper towel. Gently scrub the glass to clean off any trash or marks that may be there. Let the glass dry for a few minutes and then try to copy or scan something.

You should have a clean copy now. If you have any questions you can contact us at: tech@ccl-la.com

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RECIPIENTS OF MY FAXES SAY THEY HAVE HEAVY BLACK LINES DOWN THE PAGE?


Hello,

This is a common problem usually caused by ink or trash on the image sensor. Here is a link to an article that shows where to look and clean to correct the problem.

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/lines-on-scanned-or-copies-pages/

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black line on copy


Lines on scanned or copied pages is usually caused by ink and trash on the scanner glass. Check the glass on your printer for something blocking the light on the scanner. Here is a link to an article about this issue and where to clean.

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/lines-on-scanned-or-copies-pages/

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everytime I fax something on my HP Officejet 5610 all in one, the recipient receives the document with a line going down the left side of the page. How do I get rid of the line?


Lines on scanned and copied documents is usually caused by something on the scanner glass such as ink, correction fluid or trash. Open the top of the printer and clean the scanner glass surfaces with windex and paper towels. See this article for more details:

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/lines-on-scanned-or-copies-pages/

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how do I fix a dark streak down center of scanned document on HP laser jet 3330


Hello,

Lines and streaks are usually caused by ink or trash blocking the scanner pickup. You need to open the top of the scanner and clean the scanner glass. Here is a link to a guide that shows where to look for something blocking the sensor.

http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/lines-on-scanned-or-copies-pages/

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When I put a doc on the glass to copy -the print has a black vertical line down the page. When I print from computer to print - it works fine - there is no line of ink. Can I fix this myself? What would u reccomend


A long black line on scanned images is usually caused by a piece of trash on the scanning mechanism.
Look at the scanning arm (the thing that moves when you scan something) and then see if it has any trash on it. If it looks good then you may have a mechanical malfunction in that part.
Let us know hat you find.

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