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Scanning when i scan, fax or copy a line comes up on the paper

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Open the top Auto Doc Feeder. (The area where you insert the original to copy) It lifts up when pulled up gently but firmly. You will see a strip of glass. Clean the glass strip with Windex or alcohol on a paper towel or rag. Put the cleaner on the rag, not sprayed on the machine so it doesn't get on unwanted areas. Carefully examine the glass as you have smudges of ball point pen or white-out on the glass.

It appears as a line because the paper is moving past the fixed scanner and it can scan through whatever you have on the glass.

Hope that helps you. :)

Posted on Oct 02, 2008

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If you are getting one of those black lines in your copies from the copy machine/fax machine, it may not need a new drum.

Most likely the scanning glass is dirty if the line appears from copies that are fed through a feeder, clean the little glass strip area (usually to the left) just before the scanning area where you manually place a paper to be copied. In most cases there is a spec of something on that glass. Don't scrap it with anything abrasive because if you scratch the glass you will have a line that will never go away. In most cases a damp klenex, paper towel or soft cloth with water will work. For stubborn specs dampen your klenex, paper towel or cloth with a little rubbing alcohol. This will also work well for getting rid of any greasy smudges on the glass strip and the larger glass area on the copy machine. Most of the thime the spec is from liquid paper or white out.

If you are getting calls from people you send faxes to saying your copies have a line on it and you use a dedicated 'fax machine only', look for the glass strip and clean it as directed above. If you are receiving faxes with a line, call the sender and give them the above tip.

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When the paper is fed through Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) it is scanned before copy or fax. The scanner is fixed type and is located just below the ADF.
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Check out this page on our web site at:
http://www.ccl-la.com/dirty_scanner.htm This page shows you what to do to get rid of the lines on scans and copies.

I hope this helps, if so please rate our solution.

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  5. Use a clean, lint-free cloth dampened with water to wipe the white roller and the scan lens.
  6. Reinstall the white roller.
  7. Reconnect the power cord and the phone line.
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