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MP830 Pixma When faxing or coping through the feed to the right, I get dark lines that I cannot get rid of. I've cleaned the rollers as per the manuals instructions. This is causing big problems as it looks Very unprofessional when sending faxes to clients not to mention dificult to read. What do I need to do? Thanks, Jackie

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Do you mean that when you Send or Copy you get dark lines, but when you receive a fax or print from a PC it looks OK?

If so, this is usually caused by a dirty document feed glass. Get a rag and some alcohol. Open the upper lid so you can see the glass. On the left, you will see a strip of glass that goes from front to back. Put the alcohol on the rag and glean the glass. Usually there is white-out from faxing documents before they are dry (don't make so many mistakes). Let the white-out dry before faxing the document. More rarely, the culprit is the residue from stickers or tape. The latter can be hard to see, but cleaning the glass should fix the problem.
Clean the flatbed glass with Windex, look at the white pad under the flatbed cover (very large rectangular pad). You can use the alcohol to clean any pen marks off of this pad.

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