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Hp deskjet5650 Had a paperjam and opened cover to unjam, now the lid will not lock closed. I get the following error. * Top cover open. The device cannot print because the top cover is open. Close the top cover or cancel print. I do know how to close the cover so I don't need a smart answer but this one locks into place somehow and this is not happening. Any help would be appreciated.

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When closing the cover very slowly do you feel at the very bottom before it "closes" a slight resistance?You should have to push it down to finish the movement. Simply let the lid rest on your fingers and lower it into place, if there's no resistance just at dead bottom then the physical tab attached to the pegs of the cover may have broken off. The swich to "close lid" is probably internal by the lid joint.

Check to make sure the print carriage isn't snagged either. any little piece of anything can cause problems.
Good luck.

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