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Copies have black vertical line down center of the page when fed through automatic feeder, but it doesn't happen if you place them inside manually.

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Check your glass and rollers where the paper feeds through the machine. Most like they just need to be cleaned. Can be done with a q-tip or tissue and a little rubbing alcohol.

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