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Vertical line appear on my HP OfficeJet J 6450

I have vertical lines that appear when i fax or scan documents. I tried cleaning as many things as possible but that still did not work. Can anyone help me?

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Look at the narrow glass and see if there's white out or anything on it, also the white reference guide above the glass needs to be clean as well. The skinny glass under the adf is where documents are scanned when not placed on the big glass.

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