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Brother MFC 8440 Scanner has a line

Theres a line being placed on every document I feed thru the document feeder, but not when I scan it on the glass. How do I clean the document feeder scanner? Its seems very difficult to clean without taking the whole thing apart.

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    MFC-7420 Line through scan whether ADF or on the glass. Scanned copies only not faxes or copies

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Whoaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No need to da all that. Lift up the Doc feeder and look at the SMALL strip of glass, you will see a dot or something on it, clean w/alcohol. Voila taken care of. the dot ( pen mark, white out, etc...) makes a line because the document is Moving and that dot now looks like a line to the copier. :)

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When we feed documents through the document feeder the copies come out blurred. We do not have that problem when we place the documents directly on the glass plate.


When paper is fed through the document feeder it scans the whole page on a little strip of glass about an inch wide and about 12 inches long. That strip has dirt on it that needs cleaned off. Lay the bad copy on the glass (face up) and you can line it up with that little glass and see where the lines match up. Clean that little glass with alcohol or glass cleaner and it will be fixed :)

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I get a black line when scanning, ( not when printing)how do i fix it


This is commonly caused by a mark on the scanner plate. If you place your document to scan on the scanner plate (Lift the lid and place it on the glass plate) and scan or copy the document does it come out clean? If you feed the document through the Auto Document Feeder doe the line appear?

If when place on the plate it is clean but fed through the ADF there is a line, then when you lift the lid on the scanner you will see a narrow glass plate at the end (Normally the left end) of the scanner plate. Give this glass a clean and your mark will go away.

If the scan or copy is lined when using the Flatbed scanner and the ADF then the problem will be in the scanner lamp which will be probably uneconomical to fix.

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Line thru the documents when using top feeder


you didn't state model #, but raise your feeder up and look for the "skinny" piece of glass on left side of your large glass and make sure you clean it well.

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How do I get rid of a vertical black line on my feeder-fed copies and scans?


when using a document feeder to feed originals thru your machine the originals are "scanned" by a thin glass. this glass can get dirty with whiteout or other things. Open up the document feeder and clean the glass with a cloth with a small bit of rubbing alcohol on it. Use a flashlight to look at this glass because tiny spots can cause lines on your copies. Good luck.

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On a scanned document there is a line down the right hand side as if there is a mark on the paper. This is not the case and is only showing on the scanned document. How do I rectify this?


This line is being caused by something stuck to your scanner glass. It simply needs to be cleaned. The scanner glass is going to be located in 1 of 2 places. Most common is location is just to the left side of the large scanner glass. So lift up your document feeder and look at the large glass where you may sometimes place an original to be scanned or copied. Now look just to the left of that glass. Do you see a much thinner "strip" of glass? If so then clean this strip glass with a soft cloth and a bit of glass cleaner or water. If there is no strip glass located here then it will be located inside of the feeder area where you documents are fed in to be scanned. These feeder units usually just pop open. If your documents go in face up the the strip glass will be on the upper portion. More common is the face down feeding which means the glass will be on the bottom. Sometimes a flashlight is handy here. Just open up the feeder unit and look for a thin strip of glass that runs from the front towards the back. It is about 1 inch wide. Once you locate it just clean it as mentioned above. Close everything back up and give it a try.
Eccentially what is happening here is that something has gotten stuck to the glass and since when scanning, the documents are "dragged" past this glass, anything that is stuck or stationary on the glass is read as a solid line.
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Vertical black line in scan document not in copies through document feeder


Lift the lid and to the left of the main glass is a smaller glass; that is what scans during the feeding process. Make sure that it is completely clean; even a speck of dust can cause a line to appear. I took a lens wipe and cleaned mine and my line was gone.

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Lines of copies utilizing automatic feeder


look to the side of your big glass and you'll see a piece of glass about 1.5" wide. thats the galss that is used for scanning from the feeder. theres got to be something on that glass. possibly white-out or even a small speck of toner can cause that. look closely.

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When scanning several pages of a document some pages scan fine, some you'll hear a draggin noise and there are smudge lines thru the document (putting thru feeder). Other times when you place 1 copy to be...


Well, if both feeder and pattern glass also having line on print, suspect hardwares problem...
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ADF has something on it causing a stripe on all copies


Lift the document feeder and clean the narrow glass, (next to the glass where you place your originals). Documents are scanned across this glass when automatic feeder is used, thus a small piece of dirt becomes a line down the page.

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Line through scanned document when using the document feeder only


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