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Vertical Streak on my sent faxes

There is a vertical streak tha prints on all of my sent faxes. I changed both the toner and the drum and the problem continues.

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Open up the document feeder and clean the scanner glass. If the streak is larger than 1/4 " wide, you have a bad scanner block.

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