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ADF copy with black streaks?

When I try to use the ADF to copy documents, I get a thin black streak about two inches from the left side of the page running from top to bottom. The flatbed copies come out fine. Any help would be extremely appreciated.

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  • jamessimon Feb 28, 2009

    Found the problem. The glass of the ADF has a scratch in it. Is it repairable?

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Lift up your adf and locate the thin piece of glass, about an 1' wide, and clean real good with rag and windex. probably white out or some foreign material on that glass.

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