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I put a sheet of paper through the copier and i guess the white out was not dry and now my copier makes black lines. how do i clean it?

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OPEN UP THE DOCUMENT FEEDER AND CLEAN THE SCANNER GLASS.

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I have a brother 770 fax. When making copies or sending faxes the paper has long black narrow lines running from the top to bottom. Please help.


Hi There!
One reason why you're having a black line on the copies you make and faxes that you send it's because the scanner glass inside the fax machine is dirty. Here's what you can do to resolve you're issue.
-Make sure the printer is off and unplugged from the power outlet for your safety. -Open the control panel, Prepare a dry lint free cloth and isopropyl alcohol, dampen the cloth with a small amount of alcohol. -Inside the fax machine look for a the long scanner glass clean it with the dampened cloth, using hand try to feel if there are debris or dirt and concentrate on cleaning that part. -Directly above the glass you will see a white strip clean that also with the dampened cloth
Once you're done cleaning, close the cover and plug it back in. Try to copy a blank sheet of paper and if you can still see the same line clean it again for about 3-5 times, Make sure to make a copy everytime you clean the glass.
Hope this helps!

May 08, 2011 | Brother IntelliFAX 770 Plain Paper Thermal...

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Unwanted verticle line on fax copies


Most likely a fax has been sent or a page copied with 'white out' (Liquid Paper), still wet on the page. As the page feeds over the scanner, (a narrow strip of glass that runs across the width of the page along the feed path) the wet liquid paper comes off on the glass as a thin line and dries. Thereafter, when copying, scanning or sending a fax, the scanner light does not go through the liquid paper streak and the result when printed is a thin vertical line that runs the full length of the page. If this is the cause you will also find that faxes you send to other people will also have this line (although faxes you receive are not affected by this problem with your machine).

To fix the problem: follow the path that the paper travels when sending a fax or making a copy, until you find the scanner (narrow glass strip). Take a clean, soft cloth and a small amount of methylated spirit (or white spirit) and remove the now dried Liquid Paper from the glass. Clean the whole strip ensuring that the glass is left clean and dry.

Feb 22, 2010 | Brother IntelliFAX 560 Plain Paper Fax

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I get lines and can't read the right side of copies that I make with the 1270e. How do I fix this?


You have not specified why you can't read the right side of copies and I am assuming that the reason is because the 'lines' are covering the text. I can offer a solution to the lines issue.

Most likely a fax has been sent or a page copied with 'white out' (Liquid Paper), still wet on the page. As the page feeds over the scanner, (a narrow strip of glass that runs across the width of the page along the feed path) the wet liquid paper comes off on the glass as a thin line and dries. Thereafter, when copying, scanning or sending a fax, the scanner light does not go through the liquid paper streak and the result when printed is a thin vertical line that runs the full length of the page. If this is the cause you will also find that faxes you send to other people will also have this line (although faxes you receive are not affected by this problem with your machine).

To fix the problem: follow the path that the paper travels when sending a fax or making a copy, until you find the scanner (narrow glass strip). Take a clean, soft cloth and a small amount of methylated spirit (or white spirit) and remove the now dried Liquid Paper from the glass. Clean the whole strip ensuring that the glass is left clean and dry.

Feb 22, 2010 | Brother IntelliFAX 1270E Plain Paper Fax

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I have a black line showing up on my faxed documents. I have opened it up, changed the film and re- set it, but the problem persists. The machine is about 5 years old.


Most likely a fax has been sent or a page copied with 'white out' (Liquid Paper), still wet on the page. As the page feeds over the scanner, (a narrow strip of glass that runs across the width of the page along the feed path) the wet liquid paper comes off on the glass as a thin line and dries. Thereafter, when copying, scanning or sending a fax, the scanner light does not go through the liquid paper streak and the result when printed is a thin vertical line that runs the full length of the page.

If this is your problem: follow the path that the paper travels when sending a fax or making a copy, until you find the scanner (narrow glass strip). Take a clean, soft cloth and a small amount of methylated spirit (or white spirit) and remove the now dried Liquid Paper from the glass. Clean the whole strip ensuring that the glass is left clean and dry.

Feb 07, 2010 | Brother IntelliFAX 775 Plain Paper Thermal...

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Leaving a wide black line in right hand side of transaction


Pop open the fax document feeder, and look for a glass strip about 1cm wide, that runs from left to right across the machine.
You will probably see a few spots of dirt, or more commonly, a blob of white liquid paper stuck on the glass, on the side of the machine that corresponds to the black lines on your fax.
Clean this glass strip gently, using a soft cloth dampened with a mild detergent. I often use diluted windex. You may need to scrape liquid paper gently with your fingernail. Close the cover.

Next, put a blank sheet into the feeder and make a copy of the blank page. If you have cleaned it properly, the copy will be blank as well. If you still have a line, align it with the feeder and use this as a guide to show you where the glass may still have some **** stuck on it.

Good luck!

Dec 04, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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A COPY WAS MADE OF A FORM, THAT HAD WET WHITE-OUT ON IT.


You can lift the auto sheet feeder and clean the scanner glass that the originals scan over which is now covered in white-out

Mar 05, 2009 | Brother Fax Machines

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Copies here and recipients faxes: dark, lined


How long has the drum been in there?
try this:
1-take out toner, look and see if it is ok. do you see stripes on it?
2- look at the drum are there any black rings on it? ( you did not specify white or black lines)
3- where the glass is on the opposite side ( the part you lifted to clean the glass, look at it standing from the back. you will see a white metal plate with some springs in it if you touch it. this is the reference that the fax has if there is/are a black dot on it it will give you a black line clean carefully. if it is scratched use white out to cover and make white again.

For the darkness try making a copy in photo mode if it is still too dark change drum.

Dec 07, 2007 | Canon FAXPHONE B640 Plain Paper Bubblejet

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Black Smear


go to page13-9 routine maintenance section, where it says to clean the glass strip on top of it there is a white plate (shown) does that plate have ANY dirt or spots etc......?
It MUST be completely WHITE or it will give you black streaks. if it cannot be cleaned then use white out to cover. ( makesure it is completely dry before using).

Oct 08, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 885MC Plain Paper...

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Sending fax error only


Can you post some images of exactly what this looks like? Just make a few copies of a blank sheet of paper if you need to - actually that would probably be better so we'd get nothing but the skid mark. I might be able to make some educated guesses about it once I see it.

Aug 21, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Black lines printing down the right side of the page


We had the same problem on outgoing faxes or copies, but not on "Help" pages printed from the device, or on incoming faxes. That made us suspect first the scanning glass had dirt or white-out on it - but even after we cleaned the bits of dirt from it, we still had black lines. So next we suspected the scanner lamp. To test it, we started a copy and in the middle of its pulling a page through the ADF, we popped open the ADF a bit to see there was a section of the scanner lamp burned out when it lit up. It matched our black line perfectly.

At the suggestion of a FixYa member, we purchased a Brother CIS Unit, part #LE7949001 from Vance Baldwin Electronics and followed the advice of another FixYa member on replacing the CIS unit. We have a full light on the scanner lamp now, with no black stripes or lines on the outgoing faxes or copies. Thank you FixYa for this forum, and thank you to those who share their knowledge with the rest of us.

Aug 03, 2006 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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