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I changed the ink cartridge and the printer says cover open. I opened and closed it again several times and the power light stays on and it still says cover opened

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  • PNichols16 Nov 15, 2008

    I changed the ink cartridge and the cover open light stays on all the time as well as the power. I unplug in order to turn off the printer. I have tried to locate the switch, but cannot locate. Help please

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I have same problem my printer keeps saying cover open when it is not all i did was change ink cartridge
the same happened to my sisters printer when i went to use hers would it have anythin to do with the ink cartdidge

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If your printer still in warranty please replace the printer or This is the problem the cover switch in the printer you need to replace the switch this switch is very difficult to find in the printer is usually hidden ,you need to check the cover there will be a projection in the cover which will go into a slot thats where the switch is located..

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