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Cover open message error

The cover is not open. I changed the cartridge and cant get the message to go away. Lexmark x3470. Unplugged it, didn't help. Reinserted cartridge, didn't help. what now? Any ideas? i changed my ink jet cartridge and the "cover open" message appeared. can this be fixed???????

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  • Anonymous Jan 01, 2009

    cover open error

  • kdrysdale Jan 02, 2009

    i am experiencing the same problem and it wont even let me print a test page!



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Screen displays message saying "cover

It could be that the cover sensor is stuck or could also be due to the cartridges in the printer. Please follow the steps below on how to identify and fix the problem:
  1. Remove the sheets of paper from the feeder.
  2. Open the printer cover and remove the cartridges.
  3. Close the printer cover.
  4. Re-brick your printer by pulling out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds.
  5. When the printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first.
  6. Close the printer cover and check for any errors.
  7. Reinsert the other cartridge.
  8. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error to appear.
  9. If no error appears, reload some sheets of paper and try to print a document again to verify that problem is fixed.
If the problem continues, please contact the Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

Sep 12, 2011 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Error message cover open and it isnt

Reinsert your cartridges after properly cleaning them

May 27, 2010 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My Lexmark X3470 pops up an error message "Cover Open" and it is closed????????

if you carefully remove the whole cover undo the 4 screws and gently prise the locating tabs away from body disconnect the small multiplug thing and the digital strip thing they come out easy but gently does it! then gently prise the hinges the hole scanner unit cover lifts off you will probably find the same as i did the small plastic sensor thing rolling around in there, fit this back over the sensor switch that you will see on the circuit board its very small but is there, poke it gently beforehand to check its moving ok, once the plastic bit is clipped back over your problem should not then exist! my cover open message went straight away, it drove me nuts trying to find out why! now my paper jams and cant find out why! hope this has been some help to you

Nov 24, 2009 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Lexmark x3470 printer says "cover open" and it will not do anything. Curtis

Try these as I found them from Lexmark's website

Solution What you will see
The printer displays a 'Cover open, please close cover' error message, even though the cover is closed.
Possible cause of the error
This can happen if the lever on the cover open sensor is knocked off the switch assembly.
What to do
Take the following steps to try to determine if there is a hardware fault:
Steps Actions 1 Remove and replace the cartridges from the printer. 2 Disconnect the power cable and the USB cable. 3 Check that the power cable is plugged directly into a wall socket. 4 Reconnect the power cable. 5 Close the printer cover. 6 If the error persists, please contact Lexmark Technical Support for further instructions.

Nov 18, 2009 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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When I changed the ink cartridge on the Lexmark X3470 I got a Cover Open message even though the cover was checked repeatedly. It is closed. The power button would not go off and the machine would not...

never let a machine defeat you
tape down the little plastic black lever inside so it can not POP UP to trigger the error message. who needs a machine to say lid is up anyway?

Mar 23, 2009 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Need to fix urgently lexmark x3470 cover open error. in images if possible.

open operator panel (top piece with electronic display) lift up cartridge cover (the one you lift to change cartridges) there is a small black plastic lever which you can manually move up and down with your finger (usually on left side). take a piece of tape and TAPE IT DOWN so that it can not pop up again (popping up is what triggers the error message (cover open) even when it is closed.
after you tape it down you will never see this error message again, even with the cover up.
who needs a machine to tell you a cover is open? we can SEE this with the human eye.
it is a useless feature. also, check device manager (com ports) to make sure there are no yellow explanation marks (port error) or no printer will work on it. you may have to make a change in bios to assign the port manually to make sure there are no conflicts with the port. nancynerd

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there is a switch actuator on these cover try to see if you can find any piece of tab that actuate these switches, unless the cover is really closed ensure that it is fully flat


Sep 17, 2008 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Cover open message error

HI this will help you, I have located the link and this is going to give you all the info that you need.

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Sep 09, 2008 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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my printer keeps saying cover opened and won't swcith off or nothing can u please help me

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Cover open message

This is common problem with this printer if its within warranty please get it replaced or you need to change a small switch of the printer get it done in a local service center................

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