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My Canon PC 980 photocopier (black & white) is making a 1/4" dark line about 1" in from the entire left edge of each copy. Why and what do I do? Lars

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  • larspi Sep 16, 2008

    Thanks, leroyal. I still have to call a repair tech, but at least I can sound somewhat knowledgeable and probably not get completely taken!

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It sounds like a bad drum cleaning blade.

Also lift open document feeder and check for wite-out in the glass.

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Sounds like a fusing error . If your able to wipe the toner off the page its a fuser unit problem (replace fuser unit).

Also clean the copier's paper rollers. Marks on copies will occasionally be the result of a dirty paper-rolling mechanism. Simply access these rollers (your photocopier will likely have a plaque or series of signs indicating the locations of these areas) and wipe them off.

Clean the copier bed's glass plate. One of the most common causes of blemishes in photocopies is a dirty glass plate. In some cases a permanent mark, such as a scratch, will be present on the plate, showing up in every copy as a dark line or spot. However, most problems attributed to the glass plate can be fixed by wiping the plate with a soft towel and common household glass cleaner.

Clear any excess toner that has spilled or overflowed in the toner cartridge chamber. Excess toner will almost always result in blemishes on your copies. The most effective means of cleanup is to remove the toner cartridge and set it aside, thoroughly cleaning up any spilled toner in the compartment before putting the cartridge back in place.

Check for low toner levels. Low toner levels can actually contribute to unsightly lines and blotches on a photocopy. Most photocopiers will automatically indicate the need to replace an empty or low toner cartridge; while the toner is low, these models will permit continued copying. Consult your photocopier's instruction manual or key to warning lights and indicators for how to tell if the toner is low or empty.

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When printing dark line down copy


A line down the copy can come from a dirty document scanner lens.
Usually white out or wet ink will smudge on the document scanner. Opening the document cover check the scanner for a dirty glass. Some document feeders have the white roller on top of the small glass window. They have delicate plastice retainers that hold the roller on both ends. Extra care needs to be taken if this roller is removed.
Clean the roller and the glass with wet towel. Shine a flashlight on the glass to see if there are anymore black marks on it.
Use the finger-nail to run across the glass and make sure no debris is on it. Even a spot can make a line on the copy.
Also, a bad fuser roll can cause a black line on the copy. A defective drum unit can cause a line on the copy as well.
If all else fails place a Xerox service call for this problem.

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We have a Canon iR2200 photocopier in our office but unfortunately everytime it photocopies something thick black lines appear on the copy. Can you please tell me how to solve this without calling out an...


You may want to check your drum unit.and your developer unit
your drum may cost about 60.00 or above
and your developer unit may cost about 250.00 or above

you can also check for white-out left on the scanner.This can also cost problem on printing effect.


Good luck

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okay it sounds like you have something wrong with the scanner which could be one of a few things.start by really looking close at the black stripe you need to make a copy of something with text across the entire black stripe. try both laying a sheet on the glass and throught the document feeder. what you are looking to see is if it's still able to scan the text and just is very dark in that area or if it's solid black with no text being exposed. one means that either your scanner is being blocked in that area due to dirt, white-out, smudges on glass, dust etc. the later being a diffective scanner.. I would clean glass paying close attention to the 1 " **** glass on the left that's what the machine uses to scanning with the document feeder. if you haven't solved it yet and you Must then lift the document feeder open, be sure machine is off. remove 5-6 screws securing the 2 guide plates for the glass, before doing so notice there is a gap between the two peices. the **** glass is for using the document feeder the other is orginal glass, they are two pieces so be careful when lifting the glass and clean both sides, then while you have the glass out, very gently hold the shiny mirrors just below and very gently slide to the left, there are 3 mirrors that may need to be cleaned using glass cleaner on very soft cloth, doing this ever so gently.
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try this take out drum( toner) clean machine see if there is a thin strip of glass on bottom inside the machine. make sure it is clean, this will give you black lines if dirty.

here is the manualit can guide you better, look for the troubleshooting and maintenance section

http://www.retrevo.com/s/canon+b640++manual?rt=tr&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.usa.canon.com%2Fcpr%2Fpdf%2FManuals%2Fb640_ug.pdf

good luck

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Copies here and recipients faxes: dark, lined


How long has the drum been in there?
try this:
1-take out toner, look and see if it is ok. do you see stripes on it?
2- look at the drum are there any black rings on it? ( you did not specify white or black lines)
3- where the glass is on the opposite side ( the part you lifted to clean the glass, look at it standing from the back. you will see a white metal plate with some springs in it if you touch it. this is the reference that the fax has if there is/are a black dot on it it will give you a black line clean carefully. if it is scratched use white out to cover and make white again.

For the darkness try making a copy in photo mode if it is still too dark change drum.

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