- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
You are possible loading the paper in up-side-down. Try loading the paper flipped over. A lot of kodak photo paper have bar-codes printed on one side for the printer to scan and verify you are using the proper paper for the printing job you assigned to it.
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.
Have look where the paper feeds into the tray at the top.
Most likely there is a piece of rubbish stuck in there, another piece of paper or some fluff or something. Blow it out and give it another try.
If this doesnt work open the lid and have a look to the far left of the plate glass. you will notice a small plate glass seperate from the main plate running parallel with the main plate. Clean this with a damp cloth and some window cleaning detergent. Sometimes correction fluid gets wiped off onto this portion which acts as the Scanning Region for documents inserted on the top feeder. This causes a "permanent" black object being scanned for copying, hence the black stripe.
This sounds as if you have some ink/contamination on the small scaning glass that sits to either the left or right of the main glass on the copier.(Depending on the model/make)As your original is scanned over this thin piece of glass the scanning device will see any spots and this will result in a black line down the page.Please clean the glass with a soft rag.
There is most likely something on your scan glass that is blocking the scanner. Clean of both pieces of glass that are there when you flip open the ADF, or top cover. Try to copy again. If it is still there then there is either something on the scanner piece that moves back and forth to scan or one of your scan LEDs is burnt out and the scanner will have to be replaced.
if the lines on the copies happen only when you use the doc feeder then you have something on the small slot glass if you put the document on the glass and make a copy if there is still a line it is probably the drum
The type of printer you have reads the image you want to copy by passing the paper in front of a image reader (it is like a wand with a light-slit on a side).
If someone passed in front of this reader a paper with something like dirt on it (or typing corrector not dry enough) some of that could stick ON the light-slit, so that the section covered with it cannot read any more the image you want to copy at that point!
Try to make a copy and look from above or aside where that light-wand is located, then try to clean it with a clean hanky. It could involve some technikal skills, maybe you have to loose some screws to get to it.
If dirt stick on it after this, try with some alcohol (no solvent please!). After cleaning the reader, copies should come out ok, please let me know.