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How do I clean the Scanner to improve the copy or fax quality?

To clean the Document Scanner, follow the steps listed below:


  1. Unplug the telephone line and then the power cord.

  2. When you reconnect these lines later, connect the power cord first, then the telephone line.
  3. Lift the Document Cover. Clean the scanner glass and the white film with isopropyl alcohol on a lint free cloth.

  4. Lift the ADF unit.
  5. Clean the white bar and glass strip under the white bar.
    Moisten a small, clean, soft, lint-free cloth with isopropyl alcohol and carefully remove dirt from the glass cover and the white bar.


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DCP-1400, MFC-9700, MFC-9800

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