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Dark area on scanner output

I bought a used scanner off Ebay. It is a Ricoh IS420. The very first scan that I made was excellent, but after that the scans have gone downhill. There is a dark area on the "top" part of the scan. It is not a line, but a grayed out area. The rest of the text seems faded out

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You need a new CIS array, or the lamp is going bad. With all due respect buying office equipment on ebay is like shooting craps.

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