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Brother Intellifax 1" black line on right in send & copy modes

1" black line running down right side of page in copy and send fax modes. Receive faxes are ok.

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  • wbrown305 Nov 16, 2009

    Thanks for the suggestion. I cleaned the laser scanner window per the manufacturer's instructions, with no change in the original problem.

  • wbrown305 Nov 16, 2009

    I can view that the scanner lens is not obstructed.

    When I copy, I can peer up at the laser light area and notice that the laser is not emitting light at its right end, coincident with the 1.3" heavy dark line on the paper copy.

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Lift up your document feeder and check for something on the **** glass

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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  • Edward Nov 16, 2009

    you might have a led light out on the scanner lamp

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The most common cause of your problem is debris in the paper feeder. To fix this, lift up the feeder panel and clean out the feeder channel. Sometimes loose dirt or a scrap of paper will find its way in front of the scanner lens. A can of compressed air will usually do the trick here unless it's a smudge of some sort in which case it will need to be cleaned directly with a soft cloth.

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