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On an HP 3050, a vertical line appears on the left side of the scanned document when using the software proviced with the machine. How can this line be eliminated?

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  • fixya1945 Aug 19, 2008

    It worked! As the HP 3050 is not a flatbed the "glass" is a clear plastic strip about 1/2" long and 8 1/2" wide. It can be accessed by tilting up the control panel. Using a flashlight to find the speck and eyeglasses cleaning cloth to clean it I was able to remove a buildup of dirt a bit smaller than the head of a pin.



    Thanks to fixya and to aosman for the tip.



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Try cleaning the glass strip to the left of the larger piece of glass. A tiny spec of dirt will cause a long vertical line when scanned through the feeder.

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