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Brother Intellifax 2800

We have white streaks on the right side of our fax copies.  How can I clean it to get these marks off of the copies?

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If you raise the flap door that has the buttons on it, you will see a strip of glass. Check to see if there is whiteout on the glass strip. Scratch it off.

If that doesn't work, open the lower portion of the machine and find the glass strip there and clean it with a soft cloth, or your finger.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008


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