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Stripe on copy

When I use the auto feeder, i get a stripe on the copy. If i use the glass for my copy, everything is perfect

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When you copy through the ADF, the machine scans over what is called the '**** glass'. If you lift the ADF you will see a thin strip of glass that runs front to rear, just to the side of the original glass.
You must clean the glass--- probably white-out, ink, etc... also look to see if a piece of paper, staple, etc.... is laying over the glass. When something is on the glass, the machine scans it down the page.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

  • jpd8 Mar 03, 2009

    I do not know why the ' * ' are there unless they think what the glass is called is a bad word. The long, thin glass is called the ' s - l - i - t - g - l - a - s - s ' . Nothing bad about that word. Anyway hope it helped.

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