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Most likely a fax has been sent or a page copied with 'white out' (Liquid Paper), still wet on the page. As the page feeds over the scanner, (a narrow strip of glass that runs across the width of the page along the feed path) the wet liquid paper comes off on the glass as a thin line and dries. Thereafter, when copying, scanning or sending a fax, the scanner light does not go through the liquid paper streak and the result when printed is a thin vertical line that runs the full length of the page. If this is the cause you will also find that faxes you send to other people will also have this line (although faxes you receive are not affected by this problem with your machine).
To fix the problem: follow the path that the paper travels when sending a fax or making a copy, until you find the scanner (narrow glass strip). Take a clean, soft cloth and a small amount of methylated spirit (or white spirit) and remove the now dried Liquid Paper from the glass. Clean the whole strip ensuring that the glass is left clean and dry.
If the machine is sending images with a line down the middle, then the scann glass is dirty, open the document feeder on the fax machine, you should be able to see the scanner glass, Clean this with a glass cleaner and a soft cloth, Take not of where the line usually is and be sure to pay special attention to this area of the glass, as it may have some error correstion fluid or other debis on the glass. Try making a copy, is should be gone.
Call your cell phone from the fax machine and check the caller ID to make sure that it is the correct number for your fax machine. Next, call the fax machine from you cell phone, and make sure the fax machine rings. Problems like these are almost always a phone line issue, not the machine.
Hi my mom has a brother fax machine. When printing it puts a vertical line straight down the middle. It takes the carbon paper and I noticed underneath there is a black nob thing that sticks up and that is whats making this line why and what to do? Thanks vicky