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Copy Quality I have a thin black line on all copies. The fax is new, the scanner area is so clean it could just have come from the factory, have checked and no tippex etc on the lens, there is no loose toner. Any suggestions

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Try doing an internal printout. press function-6-4-start- and if there are lines on that paper that prints out. you need to replace the drum on the machine.

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Just clean the scanning unit glass

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The CIS scanner has one of the LCD bits bad. If it is new, claim a warranty repair. Otherwise, strip the scanner out and go over all the solder joints

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