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Black line vertically on scanned/printed documents

How do you get rid of this black line

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  • gsmcw Jun 25, 2008

    This line is not dirt or smudgy looking. It is a precise line that is two thirds to the right and vertical but not at 90 degrees. It's more like 89 degrees in angle. I have used this psc to scan several thousand pages and this is a new development. Hoping not to have to buy a new psc! I just looked at the position of the line and then looked at the ADF guides. The far one is most likely causing the problem, but is not dirty. What to do?

  • nancy900 Jul 30, 2008

    Same problem.....I cleaned the scanner glass and it's fixed! Don't know how the scanner glass got so dirty! Thank you so much!

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    On the mp530 I have this problem. can't find a manual on how to clean it.

  • soiltech Dec 06, 2008

    I have the same problem on a Brother MFC 7420. I installed a new drum & cartridge, cleaned the corona & rollers. What else could it be?
    Judy

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2009

    I was getting a straight line down the middle of the page whenever I scanned a docment. Thanks to the MASTER, HenryG, I realized that the solution was simple: clean the glass. BUT, I didn't notice that the paperfeed on the top of my MFC7420 scanned through a smaller piece of glass on the copy bed. Facing the printer, it's on the far left and is about a 1-2 inches wide piece of glass.

    There was literally one little dot of a glue-y smudge on the glass and that's what caused the line. Thanks Master MFC Supreme, HenryG!

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This problem can be caused by a number of different issues. If it occurs when you copy, check the scanning glass to see if there is any dust/gunk on the scanner glass. Also if you machine has a document feeder than you need to check the **** glass that the paper feeds past.

If it occurs when you print than you probably need to clean your printer. Check your manual for exact details on how to clean your printer but in general it could be on a paper feed roller or it maybe something on the drum. If you let me know what printer this is happening on I can direct you to a manual if needed.

Henry

Posted on Apr 22, 2008

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SOURCE: vertical black line in scan document not in copies through document feeder

Lift the lid and to the left of the main glass is a smaller glass; that is what scans during the feeding process. Make sure that it is completely clean; even a speck of dust can cause a line to appear. I took a lens wipe and cleaned mine and my line was gone.

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SOURCE: Black line while scanning and copying

Open up the document feeder and clean the scanner glass

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you have a problem in your scanner assembly, clean or replace it

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SOURCE: black verical line appear when documents are

Clean the glass on the extreme left side of the printer. Lift up the feed tray and clean the vertical glass. You probably have some debris on it, such as white out or some other stuff.

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  4. Close the document cover and make a copy of a text document to confirm the black line has disappeared.

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