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Black line when scanning though auto feeder

When we fax, scan or copy using the auto feeder we get a black line down the page, how do you clean the auto feeder

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  • Edgilbert Apr 15, 2008

    Black line down the center of copy when using auto feeder

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2009

    There is a black line when scanning through the auto feeder. Where is the side glass to clean it?

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    only half the of the image appears on my copy. The other half of the page is black.and no it is not a black line it is half the page comes out black.



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Pls clean the side glas of scnner with tissue paper ther is two type of glass is there one is a4 size and second is normal slim one so pls clean the slim one with wet tissue paper and see is ti clean .


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