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A vertical black line appears on paper when copy is put through the feeder It does not appear when copied manually. There is an impression on the metal roller that feeds the paper through and this is what is CAUSING the problem. I just don't know how to FIX it.

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  • Yeo Yong May 11, 2010

    As you do not post the specify copier model, based on my experience, the problem you are facing is:- Cause by **** glass dirty Action: When you use "manual copy" on the platen glass, notice that there is actually 2 platen glass placing just side by side. ONE is of course, u put your original document for the "manual copy" . The SECOND platen glass (**** glass) usually shape like a size as a ruler, plays the optical mechanism for the feeder. JUST CLEAN the **** glass with a dry cloth. If it still unsolved, use a semi wet cloth to clean it. Hope it helps you.

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Try cleaning with soap and water on paper towel. Though not removing impression may remove ink that has gotten in to impression.

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