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Black streaks on prints

The last time I got a fax, only the first four pages were OK....the rest were so dark, they were unreadable Our company fax is printing dark streaks, blotches, etc. making every 7th page or so unreadable. It is time to replace the old machine, but is there anything we can do in the meantime to print readable copies? We're a non-profit running everything from the local food bank to affordable housing, and peoples' lives literally depend on us. Help?!?

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Where the original page that you wish scanned/faxed there will be a device called a "scan part". This device "reads" the paper to be faxed/scanned as it passes. It usually is found very near where the paper to be faxed goes in.
If there is a spec of debris on this part it will cause a fine line straight down the document. If its dirty, the document will be too! Just give it a good cleaning and you should be fine.
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