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Brother MFC-5440CN Printer Problem

My Brother MFC 5440CN prints 2 lines down every page when autofeeding to make copies. I tried cleaning everything, changing ink cartridges... The machine is less than a year old.

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  • Anonymous Feb 12, 2008

    Mergatroid had the solution to multiple streaks when using the document feeder. Cleaned the small strip of glass and Viola! no more streaks.

    Thanks for the solution.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    I have a Brother MFC-J615W all-in-one printer and everything prints out in Blue, what's wrong?

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    replaced drum, cleaned all rollers, cleaned glass including small one on the side. Still every time I scan I have three lines down page. I am very frustrated. Bad thing is my husband's machine which is the same as mine and both bought at the same time and his is doing same thing.

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    how do i make photocopies on the brother MFC-685cw machine?

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If this only happens when you are copying.

1. Your scanner glass is dirty. Open the lid, use windex to clean the flatbed. Look on the left side. You should see a strip of glass, with the scanner sitting under it. This strip is used when the document feed is being used. Make sure it is clean. Most common problem is getting a little whiteout or the sticky residue from scotch tape on this glass, which causes lines down your copies.

Clean it with alcohol which will dissolve the sticky stuff and the whiteout.

If this does not solve the problem, the CCD scanner in your machine might be going bad.

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