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In copy or scan mode, the page is almost all solid black

I have a Canon PIXMA MP830. It prints fine. Put when I try to make a copy or do a scan (either through the ADF or directly from the platen glass), the page is 50 - 90% solid black. Any suggestions?

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  • rrickabaugh Jun 28, 2009

    Komguy,



    Thanks for your post. Yes, please let me know the part number and a price. How hard would it be for me to change out the scan assembly?

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The scan assembly has gone out. Parts are not available except the entire scan assembly, I can get you a part number and price if you like.

Posted on Jun 26, 2009

  • Craig Gillette
    Craig Gillette Jun 29, 2009

    The scan assembly is # QK1-2222-000 the price will be around $150.00. There are cables to remove, and you have to transfer the display unit and a couple of hardware pieces. Not a real difficult job though.

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