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Black lines on copiers!!

Hi!!

If you are making copies on a machine that has a ADF (automatic document feeder)on and your copies come out with black lines on them,but when you make copies from the glass there are no lines on the copies then the small glass on the left,has a mark on it!What i do is put the copy with the black line on,on the glass face up so you can see the line,now,more or less where the black line is on the copy,is where you can look on the thin strip of glass to the left,for a mark or thin line!!Clean it with a damp cloth and no more lines!!

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Everytime I copy from the adf top feeder, I get a black line running down the copy. I've cleaned, reset, etc., and I sitll get the black line every time. Help!!!???



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.


  1. Open the Document Tray.


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  2. Open the Document Feeder Cover.


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  3. With a soft, clean, lint-free and dry cloth, wipe off any paper dust from the inside of the Document Feeder Cover (A).


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  4. After wiping, close the Document Feeder Cover by pushing it until it clicks into place.



  5. Close the Document Tray. speed printer service


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Dec 18, 2012 | Canon MX882 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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black lines on copies when using ADF


you must clean the glass (small one)

May 11, 2010 | Sharp AR-M208N Copier

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Black lines down on printed page


This is caused by dirt/debrise on the ADF (automatic document feeder) scanner glass. You need to open up the feeder where your originals are fed in and look for a strip of glass that runs from front to back. It is about an inch or so wide. You need to clean this glass to get rid of the lines. Some models have this glass just to the left of the large main glass, but in your case I beleive it is in the feeder itself.
Good Luck.

Apr 23, 2010 | Brother MFC-7820N Printer

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I have a toshiba e-studio 35. When copying through the feeder a line appears on the right side of the copy. Techs dont know how to fix it.


"Normally" that is a simple problem. If it copies clean when you lay your original on the glass......but when using the Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) the copy has a black line then it is clearly something in the ADF scanner. Some machines use a strip of glass that is next to the large glass to scan originals when using the ADF. That strip of glass has to be clean top and bottom. Some models use a scanner in the actual ADF. Either way if it copies fine from the glass, the rest of the copier is eliminated from being the cause.
Is your machine under maintenence contract? Then I would keep calling them until they FIX it!

Oct 22, 2009 | Toshiba e-Studio 350 Copier

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Lines on paper through the ADF when making copies


there is a dirt on the ADF (CIS contact image sensor) that reads your document, identify where the lines came from either from top or bottom then open your adf and clean the affected area. this will solve the problem.

Jul 24, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 6210 All-In-One InkJet...

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