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Black lines on out-going faxes/Brother MFC 1950

I've recently went through all the usual problems with this fax machine, the blue levers not having enough pressure applied, the manual pick-up when a fax comes in......but now we've got a black line on each side of the out-going faxes.

Is this a problem that can be fixed without purchasing new parts?

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Re: Black lines on out-going faxes/Brother MFC 1950

Have you cleaned the glass?  That's usually what causes that problem.  Lift up the lid so you can see the glass slit that your original slides against as it scans.  Make sure it's clean.

If the problem continues, you might need a new scan lamp.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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