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There are verticle lines when faxing, copying, and scanning.

My print quality is fine but verticle lines and dark ink make faxes, copies and scanned documents illegible.

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This print defect can be caused by a foreign object or substance on the outside of the scanner assembly, usually located on the plastic cover that the paper passes over.

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