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Lines down the paper when I print.

I have a Brother 8220 Laser B & W.When I scan paper into my computer they are fine.When I go to print something I get a blank lines down the left side of the papaer.I bought a new toner cartridge. NO Help.I bought a new drum assembly. No help.I used comressed air to blow out the machine. NO help.I used clenaing sheets(3) and they came out a little dirty but no help.The lines are still there.Any ideas?Thanks

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  • hettinger1 Dec 31, 2008

    When I scan doc they are fine. It is somewhere under the area where the drum connects and I cant seem to get at it. But thanks for the help.

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I had this problem and found that my wife had used correction fluid on a sheet that was put in the scanner. This left a spot on the scanner glass so it shows up on any scan. I used a cotton swab and glass cleaner and now it works fine.

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