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Copies print all black

When I try to make copies of a document, the copies come out all black.

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I have a Toshiba 2860 copier machine and we are trying to make a copy of a Business Week article. It printed black blank sheet but when we try and make copies the rolling light is not moving but the light in on what cause the solution

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Make 1 copy with the lid open & verify that the scan lamp is lighting & that the scanner moves. A blown lamp is the most common cause for all black copies.

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