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Black Line when scanning or copying

Whenever I either copy or scan anything on my Lexmark 1185 I get a large 1 inch black line on the right side. Can anyone let me know what could cause this and how to fix it.

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Re: Black Line when scanning or copying

This appears to be a scan head problem either not completeing a full travel or a ccd problem Could even be a piece of some thing come adrift and masking the ccd- can you see anything like that. What ever it is it wont be a repair[unless you can fix it your self] Replacement is only answer I think

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