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Black line down right margin

Fax or copy function gives 1 1/2 inch solid black line down the right margin of the page. scanner glass is clean and no white out or paper stuck over the glass. ?could this be scanner lamp failure? ?can this be fixed?

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Have you tried a new toner and drum unit? if not please do so. If that doesn't work then it is a scanner lamp failure and will need replacing.

You can fix it but trying to obtain this part for such an old machine will be hard. Don't know the part number sorry.

Thanks J

Posted on Feb 04, 2008

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