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POOR COPY QUALITY

VERY THICK BLACK VERTICAL LINES OBLITERATE SOME OF THE TEXT

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  • cpd207 Aug 15, 2008

    Thick black lines when faxing and copying, but clear on receipt of faxes

  • pfp2 Aug 25, 2008

    Thick black line on left side of page when pages are faxed out. Fine on incoming faxes.

  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    Thick black line on the left side of copy pages.

  • kkell Sep 30, 2008

    People receiving faxes from me report black lines running vertically on the paper, obscuring some of the text.

  • mvalentino Oct 13, 2008

    a big black vertical line on sent faxes.

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Here is the scoop! There are two (2) components to the fax machine, one is the scanner portion which is located just past where the paper you are copying or faxing enters the machine, separate the two sides and access the imaging plate, clean this area with denatured alcohol.
Step two is to clean the toner and drum unit, get the mirror at the back of the toner and under the toner. If after this you are still getting lines on the prints you will have to replace the drum unit KX FA-84 about $85. Happy faxing, Ken

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PLACE A PLAIN PIECE OF WHITE PAPER IN MACHINE AND TAKE A COPY. IF NO LINES ARE ON IT THEN THE LINES ARE COMING FROM THE MACHINE THAT IS SENDING TO YOU BUT IF U DO HAVE THE LINES THEN PRINT HEAD IS PROBABLY FAULTY OR DIRTY.

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If you can copy ok you have effectively ruled out your machine as you have used both the scanning and printing mechanism of the machine.

It will probably be the fax on the other end as if it sends a poor quality page that's all your machine can receive, a poor line can also cause problems if it is from multiple faxes. If so have your provider check the line (you probably hear static on the line).

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Open the fax top cover where you feed your originals, and then look inside for a piece of glass about 10" long by 1/2" wide. Then I would try cleaning the glass with rubbing alcohol and also go over it again with windex.
After cleaning the glass, try making another copy to see if it has improved. If it has, but still has more lines, then try re cleaning the glass.
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I think it nees cleaning but how and what?


This can be two things drum or toner more likely needs new drum, nothing to clean really except slidy blue tab on drum that slides up and down it cleans carona, fix for "vertical white lines"

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