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Light copies Copies are light but prints and reports are ok. I would like procedure for adjusting shading. Thanks, Paul

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You enter the buttons in this order. " menu" " pound" 1934, the machine will come up with a T or tech on the screen, you have to then press the machine settings button then scroll to maintenance, press enter, go to adjust shading, place 5 white pirces of paper on the glass and run the procedure.
I doubt though that without removing and thoroughly cleaning the scanner that it will work properly. Those mirrors and the glass haze up badly and need to be cleaned to clear up copy quality.
to remove from tech mode once you do shading. Just POPO the machine. ( Power Off Power On )

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