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When I scan multi-page documents using the automatic document feeder, I get a solid black line at the top left of each page. The line is about 1/8 inch thick at the extreme left and then gradually disappears about two-thirds of the way across the page.

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  • rhmiller255 Sep 12, 2009

    Apparently I was not clear. This is a brand new scanner --Model No. 515, actually. I suspect the black line is showing because the grippers on the automatic document feeder are grabbing the right top side of the page before engaging the left top side. I need to know how to fix that.

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The most common cause of this is the toner drum is in need of cleaning or replacing or the toner cartridge is defective or both, the drum would be my guess as the source of the line, if the machine has allot of hours on it just replace the toner drum and clean the inside of the machine thoroughly, that should correct the problem of the ghost line,.

Posted on Sep 12, 2009

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    yadayada Sep 12, 2009

    if it is new why not just return it.

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