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Re: black lines

When document passes through the ADF ,it passes through transperent sheet where document gets exposed to the CCD ,if dirt or dust comes in this path way
it gets no exposure generating thin line on the output,So cleaning the dirt will resolve....happy going.

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Re: black lines

There is a thin strip of glass that you will see when you lift the top feeder. There is most likely white-out on it.

When you use the top feeder, it doesn't use the large glass, it only 'rolls' the original document over this small strip of glass.

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

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I have a Epson cx11 and get a black vertical line down the middle of scans and copies

Check your flat bed and Document feeder scanning glass need to be clean, if any dot or dust in scanning glass of document feeder it will appear a line, check this points first
1- Check printouts from computer or FAX if it is clean problem in scanning section
2- Check using Copying a blank paper using only Flatbed if it prints without any line its problem from document feeder Scanning glass
So solution is clean the Document feeder scanning glass using wet cloth, note careful about wet cloth switch off the machine and clean it

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Everytime I copy from the adf top feeder, I get a black line running down the copy. I've cleaned, reset, etc., and I sitll get the black line every time. Help!!!???

CClean The MX882 ADF (Automatic Document Feeder)

Be sure to turn off the power and unplug the power cord before cleaning the machine.

  • The power cannot be turned off while the machine is sending or receiving a fax, or when the received fax or unsent fax are stored in the machine's memory. Make sure if the machine completed sending or receiving all the faxes before disconnecting the power cord.

  • The machine cannot send or receive faxes when the power is turned off.

  • If you unplug the power cord, all the faxes stored in the machine's memory will be deleted.

    Print the necessary faxes or save them to the memory card/USB flash drive before unplugging the power cord.

  1. Open the Document Tray.


  2. Open the Document Feeder Cover.


  3. With a soft, clean, lint-free and dry cloth, wipe off any paper dust from the inside of the Document Feeder Cover (A).


  4. After wiping, close the Document Feeder Cover by pushing it until it clicks into place.

  5. Close the Document Tray. speed printer service

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Clean the ADF glass. That's the skinny glass strip at the left of the flat bed glass. There is a speck of dirt on it. Line the black line up with the glass, to get a general idea of where to clean. Damp lint free cloth

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SCX 4826FN everything that goe in through the top feeder (scans, copies, faxes) comes out with a solid vertical black line on the paper. All other printing jobs that pull paper from the tray are ok. It...

This black line sounds like it is definately coming from the ADF scanner glass. This is the thinner strip of glass that is located just to the left of the large original glass. You can verify this by making a copy from the large glass instead of using the feeder on top. If the copy comes out clean then it is definately the scanner glass. Just clean the glass well with glass cleaner and a soft cloth. This glass is only used when copying/scanning using the top automatic feeder
Good Luck and Thank You for using Fixya.

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How do you remove black lines from fax copies?

the glass need to be clean. Even though the glass look clean lines in the copies or faxes can appear. And its normally when using the document feeder. Lift the lit and clean both glasses. The big one and the narrow one at the very left. Use windex or something like that to clean it and try again. If the lines also appear when printing from the pc the issue can be other (fuser, toner, or rollers) try running a couple of cleaning pages from the service menu: press the wrench and with the arrows look for service, press ok and look for cleaning page and press ok again. Good luck

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We have a black line down the center of all copies...

If the problem only happens on copies or sent faxes then no it is not your drum. There is something on your scan glass. My guess is you are getting the line on your copies when you run the original through the document feeder. If you get lines through the document feeder but not on copies made off the glass then it is a dirty scan glass. There is a thin glass strip where the document feeder feeds the original. Usually something like white out that did not dry smears off an original and ends up on this thin strip of glass. Scratch it off with your finger nail and use some glass cleaner to resolve the problem. The scan glass is about 1/2 an inch to an inch wide and will be on the same side of the machine that the copier feeds the originals in on

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When sending a fax, black lines runs thru entire fax, what to do?

Clean off the glass where the paper runs through.You have some dirt or other substance that is blocking the light for copying or faxing.

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Line in copies that go thru feeder


Over time the automatic document feeder (ADF) will get dirty, occasionally causing vertical black streaks or lines in scans and copies .

Manual cleaning of the ADF might be necessary. Follow the procedure below to manually clean the ADF .

You will need the following materials:
  • Soft lint-free cloths
  • Glass cleaner
if you look carefully on the left side of ADF ( top feeder ) there is an assembly which u can lift , there wud be a set of rollers if u lift that part there would be a glass strip . u are suppose to clean that strip .
While holding up the inside of the ADF, clean the glass in the location of the vertical streak with one of the cotton swabs. Try cleaning the glass first with a dry cotton swab. If that does not correct the problem, then moisten the swab with glass cleaner .
If the vertical lines or streaks still appear, go through the above cleaning process again, this time cleaning the entire surface of the ADF scanner glass.
and after this try the following steps as well .
CAUTION: Use only glass cleaner. Avoid abrasives, acetone, benzene, and carbon tetrachloride, all of which can damage the scanner glass.

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Black lines on copies when run thru fax feeder

There is a thin strip of glass that you will see when you lift the top feeder. There is most likely white-out on it.

When you use the top feeder, it doesn't use the large glass, it only 'rolls' the original document over this small strip of glass.

Jan 18, 2008 | HP LaserJet 2840 Printer

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