Tip & How-To about Office Equipment & Supplies
I've been getting many calls asking me why their fax/copiers/printers are getting black lines when they send faxes and making copies while using the automatic document feeder, and not when they open the document feeder and use the glass.
What happens, when you fax or copy papers that has white-out or some material that can flake off, it gets embedded on the ADF glass and the unit thinks its part of the paper.
99% of the time, what needs to be done is to clean the small glass, usually using fingernails to scratch off the dirt, or using a lint free cloth slightly moistened, should do the trick. Just go over it several times until it comes off.
If the lines are thick, it usually indicates a damaged scanner assembly, in cases with the Brother machines, not expensive to fix. With other units, its a different story, either because they do not sell the scanner assembly as a part, or units are sent in for whole unit repairs.
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CClean The MX882 ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)
Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the power cord before cleaning the machine.
The power cannot be turned off while the machine is sending or receiving a fax, or when the received fax or unsent fax are stored in the machine's memory. Make sure if the machine completed sending or receiving all the faxes before disconnecting the power cord.
The machine cannot send or receive faxes when the power is turned off.
If you unplug the power cord, all the faxes stored in the machine's memory will be deleted.
Print the necessary faxes or save them to the memory card/USB flash drive before unplugging the power cord.
Open the Document Tray.
Open the Document Feeder Cover.
With a soft, clean, lint-free and dry cloth, wipe off any paper dust from the inside of the Document Feeder Cover (A).
After wiping, close the Document Feeder Cover by pushing it until it clicks into place.
Close the Document Tray. speed printer service
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