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Dell 1600n and vertucal line while scanning

Our company uses Dell 1600n as a primary hub for printing, copying and scanning. However, lately all the scanned copies have a black vertical line in the middle of the page. We changed a toner, just in case, but nothing was resolved. Cleaning didn't help either. The line happens only while scanning, whereas copying and printing is fine.

Any comments as how to fix the problem would be appreciated!


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Re: Dell 1600n and vertucal line while scanning

Any difference between using the document feeder and just the flat bed?

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I have a dell 1600n printer. Though it prints but the copier is not functioning. The copier light does not come up. It brings a command, "Unlock scanner, then press cancel"

1) Remove the label completely from the scanner module by gently pulling it. The scan unlock switch automatically moves FORWARD to the unlock position.
2) NOTE: When you are moving the multi-function printer or do not intend to use it for a long period of time, move the switch BACKWARD to the lock position. To scan or copy a document, the switch must be unlocked.
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That's because you can't scan over wireless. In order to scan, you need to be connected via USB, so I hope you've got a MacBook...

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Hello! Unfortunately, Dell printers mainly supply Windows drivers on their website. To print to this printer, your new iMac will probably pull a generic driver to use with the printer. It should still work no problem, as you're saying, however you won't be able to use the software that's available on the PC. The downloads available for your Dell printer are here:
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I downloaded the most recent firmware from dell (3.11T, A03) and reinstalled it. When you run the program, there's a radio button that says "printer" and one that says "network". I did the one that said "printer" and nothing happened. Then I ran the firmware update again and picked the one that said "network" and it started working shortly afterward.

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