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I have a vertical line going through every copy when I copy or scan?

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  • bunnys500 Sep 03, 2010

    No line when I do that.

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The glass may need cleaning. Clean the glass with a soft damp cloth. Make sure to also clean the strip of glass on the left side.

Posted on Sep 03, 2010

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  • bunnys500 Sep 03, 2010

    Thanks. I tried that but it still has that vertical line running through it when I copy or scan thru the feeder.

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    Neil Haddad Sep 03, 2010

    What about if you place the paper on the glass, then scan? Is there a line then?

  • Neil Haddad
    Neil Haddad Sep 03, 2010

    Okay, when you feed the paper through the feeder tray, the scanner does not move. Try and find where the scanner is positioned when it's not scanning. My guess is that there is a small strip of glass that has some dirt on it.

  • bunnys500 Sep 03, 2010

    Thanks. I've cleaned everything. I'm wondering if there is something in the feeder?

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