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I can't make copies they come out blank! Reprinting pictures works. And printing documents from the computer works, but if I try to make a copy of a document (in Color and/or Black)it comes out blank. When I pess preview the document shows up in the little window(So I know its scanning the doc. correctly)just not printing it. This is a new problem that just started to happen I have had this printer for 2 years and never had this problem before. Thanks ahead of time for any suggestions at all.

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  • kathgaye Feb 28, 2009

    Yes! My printer will not work with my Quickbooks software. I am trying to print some reports and they come out blank. It will print from Note Pad though.

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SOURCE: Black line when scanning or copying

If the line only appears when the scanner is used & not when printing directly from the computer, you are correct in assuming the problem lies in the scanner assy. There should be mirrors attached to the scanner assy which will gather dust and cause copy/scan problems. Remove the glass & clean the mirrors with a DRY cotton cloth. Do not use any cleaning solution on the mirrors as they are sometimes treated & can be ruined if they come in contact with a cleaning solution. Use the dry cloth to wipe off the lens while you have it apart.Also clean both sides of the copy glass while you have it off. Reinstall glass & test.Cleaning the optics solves the problem most of the time. Good Luck!!

Posted on Jun 25, 2007

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SOURCE: Black lines when scan and copy documents

It is because coping is not the best way to get a perfect copy on the printer, Try scanning with computer using black and white photo it will come out much better if you are doing a pic. then use color picture.

Posted on Feb 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Printed documents have blank stripes crosswise on page

either roller is not cleaned or cartrige gone bad.

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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SOURCE: When I scan a document, it shows up on the preview

Depending on what program you are using to scan, there are usually options to the left of the preview pane where you can choose black/white, greyscale, or color scanning. There should also be an option for selecting resolution. The default resolution is usually set to 400dpi but if an image you scan is large (5x7 or 8x10) you may want to change it to a higher resolution (600 works well).

Posted on Nov 09, 2009

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SOURCE: when scanning or copying a document it prints a black page

IN NO TIME AT ALL, YOU WILL RUN OUT OF INK.

SUGGEST YOU REMOVE PROG RESTART, THEN SETUP AGAIN. GLITCH?

Posted on Nov 15, 2009

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SOURCE: scanning a document it's been scanned as a picture not as a doc.

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