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Dark vertical lines

Hi, when we send a fax it is received with a dark vertical line. If we make a copy we have a vertical line too. However, received faxes from other people are clear. We have changed the toner cartridge. We have cleaned the machine. Any ideas?

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You have to clean the scanner.Open the dock feeder area,and make sure the scanner glass is clean sometimes the glass look clean but just a smaal dot on the glass can cause a line.Clean also the white area above the scanner.The white area above the scanner help for shading operation of the mchine.Make sure you clean with a sullotion that can remove ink but not damage plastic.

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