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Every time I try to batch scanning on my Pixma MP530 I get a vertical line running through the page. I've cleaned the platen glass, the inner side of the document cover, the transparent sheet (I even removed it and cleaned it), and the inner side of the ADF area. I can scan individual pages but batch scanning keeps producing this frustrating black line. Any advice? Thanks!

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When using the ADF to scan multiple document the scanner assembly stay stationary and the paper is fed across it. Where the scanner parks for this there is something between the scanner and the document, likely on the glass. Often there is a small strip of glass on one end of the scanner bed. Clean here if there is one, otherwise look around and I'm sure you'll find it. Remember, never spray cleaning solutions directly onto the glass, always onto a cloth or towel first. The scanner has a calibration strip that can be damaged otherwise.

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