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When I use the adf to copy something there are always two lines on one side of the paper (to mark the copy). How can I change the setting for this problem. It does not occur when not using the adf. Thank you for your help.

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Hi;

If you are only getting the lines when using the ADF , but not when placing the document on the glass then there is some type of debris on the scan glass.

This is a small strip of glass that is independent of the copy glass. This glass should be to the left or right of the copy glass. Just glean this well with alcohol or windex and try copying again from the ADF and see if the problem is gone.

Good Luck

Andrew

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Problem Vertical lines; Auto document feeder scan anomaly; ADF scanning problem; Scan issue; Scanner issue; Visible line; Streaks show on page; solid line down the page; Top to bottom line; Smudge runs down the page; Opaque line; Broken line; Bar all the way down the page Solution Overview

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Important! This is seldom a scanner hardware failure.

The main reason for this anomaly is debris or marks on the scanner glass that is used for Auto document feeder (ADF) page scans.

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Any user of an MFP or All-In-One printer experiencing the following symptoms:

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  • -The moving page slides across an ADF-designated portion of glass.
  • -The image sensor, which is located under the glass, reads and interprets the moving page's contents.
  • -Contamination on this ADF glass is seen by the image sensor for the entire length of the page.
  • -The image processor interprets the image sensor's repeated capture of this contamination as a vertical solid line.
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Step Action 1 Locate the portion of the glass designated for ADF scans.
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2 Perform a visual inspection for any of the following recurring culprits:

  • -Clear adhesive tape
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8 Evaluate the distance of the vertical line to the your mark. 9 Inspect that area of the glass for further debris or marks and clean as necessary.




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