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My scanner is printing a dark line down the middle of each print out. What could be the problme

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  • Fridie1 Jun 16, 2008

    Cleaned the glass and the line is still there

  • Fridie1 Jun 16, 2008

    I don't get the line when I scan from the glass, I only get the line when I feed it thru the document feeder.

  • Fridie1 Jun 16, 2008

    Thanks so much for your help

  • qwasd Sep 29, 2008

    I have the same problem with my scanner, when I use the feeder I get black vertical lines on document. When I use the flatbed no lines appear. I have cleaned the class. Is there a maintence kit on these?

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The scanner glass is dirty. Its usually caused by a very tiny spec on the glass.

Clean the glass and it will go away.

Posted on Jun 16, 2008

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jun 16, 2008

    You might want to check it again in the light and see if there is spec on it. 99% of the time that is the cause of it.



    It's either that or call a tech in to look at it. That way they can check the rest of the optics in the scanner area.



  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock Jun 16, 2008

    There should be a seperate piece of glass for scanning on the ADF. That is the culprit. See is you see any tiny specs on the glass.



    If that doesn't work it might have to be removed and cleaned by hand.

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