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Dark strip when coping from the tray at top the copies have a dark strip down the center. when coping from the scanner the copies are clear. How can i solve this difference. I have cleaned the black wheels pulling the paper through the tray however this did not work thank you for helping

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Your scanner glas is divided in two. There is a very small strip of glass on the left side of the big glass. Clean that little strip and copying from the DADF should be fine again.

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LIFT THE COVER UP AND CHECK FOR A SOMETHING ON THE NARROW GLASS IN FRONT OF WHERE THE FLAT BED SCANNER SCANS .
COULD BE WHITEOUT OR GREASE MARKER OR EVEN A DIRTY PEACE OF PAPER

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There is a small strip of glass on the left side directly under the edge of the scanner, About a half an inch wide. It has something on it.
May be very hard to see, use a strong glass cleaner or some alcohol and a regular piece of paper to clean it with.

Posted on May 08, 2008

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