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Yep, only when you use the document feeder? If so, lift the document feeder lid, get a clean lint-free cloth and some glass cleaner. Apply some of the cleaner to the cloth then, clean the small of the two glass areas. That is the only section that reads documents fed through the document feeder! Run a blank sheet of paper through the document feeder first before cleaning and make a copy. Take the copy and, if there is a line (or lines)on the copy, place it on the larger document glass face up.Follow the line to the smaller glass. The dot of debris will usually be there. If you don't see anything wrong, clean the glass anyway. Run another blank sheet through the document feeder. Check that copy. If the lines are gone...Viola! you have solved the problem. It it has not and you've cleaned it more than once, the debris is on the mirrors under the glass and a technician will need to come out, remove the glass and carefully clean the optics/mirrors.
Check your flat bed and Document feeder scanning glass need to be clean, if any dot or dust in scanning glass of document feeder it will appear a line, check this points first 1- Check printouts from computer or FAX if it is clean problem in scanning section 2- Check using Copying a blank paper using only Flatbed if it prints without any line its problem from document feeder Scanning glass So solution is clean the Document feeder scanning glass using wet cloth, note careful about wet cloth switch off the machine and clean it
when using a document feeder to feed originals thru your machine the originals are "scanned" by a thin glass. this glass can get dirty with whiteout or other things. Open up the document feeder and clean the glass with a cloth with a small bit of rubbing alcohol on it. Use a flashlight to look at this glass because tiny spots can cause lines on your copies. Good luck.
Clean the scanner strip glass. This is the thinner strip of glass that runs from front to back right next to the large glass. This glass is only used when scanning/copying using the document feeder. The line you are seeing is because something has become stuck to the glass so when the documents are fed over the strip of glass, the scanner reads the stationary spot of debris as a solid line. Clean the glass very well using a cloth and some glass cleaner. I have seen something get under the glass as well but this is very rare. Rest assured tho that the line is being caused by something on this strip of glass.
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If the problem only happens on copies or sent faxes then no it is not your drum. There is something on your scan glass. My guess is you are getting the line on your copies when you run the original through the document feeder. If you get lines through the document feeder but not on copies made off the glass then it is a dirty scan glass. There is a thin glass strip where the document feeder feeds the original. Usually something like white out that did not dry smears off an original and ends up on this thin strip of glass. Scratch it off with your finger nail and use some glass cleaner to resolve the problem. The scan glass is about 1/2 an inch to an inch wide and will be on the same side of the machine that the copier feeds the originals in on
Have you tried cleaning the document feeders Scan Glass? (small glass under doc feeder ~ 1" by 9") Most times there is dirt spot on this glass, causing a shadow on scans and copies.
Try copying from the large glass by lifting doc feeder / platen cover and manually placing original. If no line copying or scanning manually from large glass, then small scan glass is deffenitely the culprit. Hope this helps.
If you open to document feeder and look at the glass when scanning via flatbed, just to the left will be a smaller piece of glass. That is the glass used when scanning through the feeder. Clean that glass as there is probably a couple of spots on it.
If the problem only occurs when using the document feeder, the problem is not usually caused by the drum. When using the document feeder, try to notice where the scanner (the light assembly under your scan glass)stops just before the paper is being fed. Some multifunction machines have a small piece of glass that is separate from the large scan glass and the scanner assembly stays parked underneith it as the original is being fed over it. Most likely there is something on the glass where the scanner parks as originals are being fed thru the feeder. When putting your original on the large scan glass to copy, the mark on the glass will only show as a spot, but will show as a vertical line thru the whole copy when using the feeder.