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Lines Good evening, I have lines coming through my paper when I send it through the top feeder to copy. When I place the paper on the glass there are no lines.

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Re: Lines

The scanner glass is devided into 2 parts. The big one where you place the whole paper and a small one for the feeder. There might be dirt on the small glass on the left side. Simply clean the small one.

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When I copy papers on my Canon imageRunner 2800 there are 2black lines in the middle of the copied paper. How do i solve this problem?

Hello mike,
You may have a fairly easy problem to fix, and that's good thing ! If the lines only appear when you use the document feeder then we can handle this. Please place a document on the platen glass and make a copy. If the copy looks good then we need to clean your "scan" glass. The scan glass is the small glass located to the left of the large platen glass. It's about 3/4" by 14",and will only cause problems when you use the automatic doc feeder.If it gets dirty then thin lines will show up. If indeed this is the problem then I have a test u can use that will help you Take a plain piece of paper. Mentally divide it into 4 squares and then simply write the numbers 1,2,3,4 on each quadrant. At the top edge of your newly formed test document place an arrow pointing away from the body of the paper, and it needs to point "UP".. Now draw an arrow on the test document that points to the left "lead " edge. Put your newly constructed test target in the document feeder and make a copy of it. Now, you KNOW how you placed the test document, so lets look at the copy. If you have lines only thru the document feeder, then look at the copy you made and notice where the lines are. Ok, now you know where the lines show up on the copy, so lets take your "test" document and compare them side by side.Once you have made this comparison, and can see where the lines show up, take the ORIGINAL test document and place it IMAGE UP (1,2,3,4) on the glass. This will point out exactly where the dirt is. By looking at the copy that has lines, and where they show up on the page, you can use the test page that is laying face up on the glass and compare the 2. BOOM !! You can look towards the small scan glass and find the dirt that is causing the lines. With your copier, IF you place a document on the glass then the scanner moves to "scan" the document. But if you use the document feeder, the scanner stays in one spot and the motion of the document moving ACROSS the scanner and is scanned like a bar code. If there is dirt on the scan glass then a line occurs instead of a "blob" as you would see if you used the platen glass.I hope this all makes sense (I tend to ramble) and I hope it helps you. You of course could have far more complex problems. But your description of the problem sounded like my remedy/idea might be just what you need. Take care and good luck. if I helped you please let "fixya" know. SPINAL

Apr 02, 2011 | Canon Printers & Copiers

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When I Scan and PC prints, it comes out Perfect but When I use the Top Feeder to copy I am getting huge line(s) from tom to bottom. Is there a way to do a cleaning on the top feeder of my Brother MFC 7349...

Yes there is a way to get rid of the lines you are seeing when scanning from the document feeder.

Let me see if I can explain this in a way that you will understand?

Stand in front of your printer with it facing you. Make sure the document feeder is empty. Put your hand in where the paper would go, and pull upward towards you or to the left. This will open the top of the paper feed tray and expose the rollers that bring in the paper. You can use a brush to seep out the debris. This is not likely where you are getting the lines from though!

Where the lines come from are inside the flat bed area. If you open it, you will see a big piece of glass where the paper is placed to scan a document. to the left, you will see another small piece of glass and this is where the lights flash that scan the picture into the scanner. Try taking a slean lint free cloth and wipe the small glass area and the paded lid above it to get rid of any lines that are appearing on your documents.

Mar 21, 2011 | Brother MFC-7340 All-In-One Laser Printer

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Clean your scanner glass strip. Just lift up the automatic document feeder and look at the large glass. Next to it is a small strip of glass enclosed in a plastic frame. Clean this glass with a soft cloth and some glass cleaner. This will fix your streaks problem as this strip of glass is what is used when you make copies using the feeder. You can verify this by making a copy by laying your original on the large glass. This will probably come out clean with no lines. This will be your proof that the lines are coming from the strip glass.
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.

Nov 04, 2010 | Sharp AL 1631 Copier

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Lines of copies utilizing automatic feeder

look to the side of your big glass and you'll see a piece of glass about 1.5" wide. thats the galss that is used for scanning from the feeder. theres got to be something on that glass. possibly white-out or even a small speck of toner can cause that. look closely.


Mar 16, 2009 | Brother MFC-9440CN Laser Printer

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I'm getting lines across all copies I insert via the feed

Yep. remove and clean that small strip of glass on the left side of the machine. open the feeder, there are 2 phillips screws, that glass either has somthing on the top or bottom surface.
It makes it easire to clean when you remove it and place it on a white sheet of paper, that way even if it is a really small spot you can see it easier.
The lamp does not move when you use the doc feeder and a small spot on that glass will make line across the entire page.

Jan 27, 2009 | Xerox WorkCentre M20i All-In-One Laser...

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When put in feeder does not copy

lift feeder and look at the thin strip of glass, there will be a dot or something on it. Clean, as the paper is moving the dot looks loike a line to it,

Sep 12, 2008 | Sharp AL 1631 Copier

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Lines on copies

The lines are caused by some debris that is on the platen (the glass where you normally place the copies). The usual culprit is white-out smudges from a copy that wasn't completely dried yet. When you make copies using the feeder, the roller passes the paper being copied over a little section of the platen (if you pull up the feeder "lid", it'll be on the right-hand side of the big glass... it might even be marked with 2 green arrow stickers, but if not, it's the part of the glass directly under the roller of the feeder). You can just take an alcohol wipe or soak a cotton ball with alcohol or windex and wipe down that strip of glass under the roller.

Jul 01, 2008 | Canon ImageClass D861 Printer

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Sends blank fax

Dirty scan glass

Clean slit of glass extremly well, it is a small slit rectangler section of glass before copy glass on the scanner.

Glue, Liquid paper are common finds on the glass in this area, While you have the lid up, clean white reference area (on lid directly on top of scan glass when lid is closed)

Feb 04, 2008 | Brother MFC-8440 All-In-One Laser Printer

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Black lines on copies when run thru fax feeder

There is a thin strip of glass that you will see when you lift the top feeder. There is most likely white-out on it.

When you use the top feeder, it doesn't use the large glass, it only 'rolls' the original document over this small strip of glass.

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Lines through copies

The scan glass is dirty or it has a scratch on it. It can be a small dot of ball point pen ink. A small ball of tape adhesive. A is not always easy to see. Clean it with a good solvent.
Also if the ADF feeder tray is out of adjustment, it could be caused by the edge of the paper.

Nov 01, 2007 | Printers & Copiers

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