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Hp LaserJet 1000 series printer error message on front door cover and toner cartridge missing

With an error message on front door cover and toner cartridge missing my dependable printer of 6 years is not working. I have tried reinstalling, using a new cartridge, etc. without luck. I have a 1000 series not 1010

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  • dineshkumarg Dec 13, 2008

    The HP LThe HP LaserJet 1000 has the front cover door open or the cartridge is missing. But there is cartage and as well as front door is close. althaugh this message is printing and i am unable to print any thing.

  • franklinstah Jan 02, 2009

    Yes, I have used genuine HP cartridges. This same cartridge had been working. I also used it in another printer and it worked. I borrowed a cartridge from another printer and this printer did not work.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    I have tried to reinstall the drivers from the CD many times.

  • franklinstah Jan 02, 2009

    I tried to uninstall and reinstall about 4 times without any luck. Sorry, didn't you read my first description.

  • surya069 Jan 16, 2009

    hp 1000 laserjet printer front cover doesn't open.

  • style_126 Jan 30, 2009

    this problem is really annoying,
    and unfortunately I am facing the same problem as franklinstah....
    does anyone know how to fix it?

  • Anonymous Mar 01, 2009

    Folks....I have given one has a solution...I have trashed it. Too bad for HP on this one. It was a workhorse.

    Good luck to anyone else.

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    ur manual feed tray is working???
    ive got the same porb rite now
    and i was searching for solutions
    my manual feed tray is working... but the regular tray is not...
    must be some sensor prob in there.....

  • Leroy Elliott
    Leroy Elliott May 11, 2010

    Are you using GENUINE HP cartridges?



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ijust solved this issue

WHOA ...

my printer is HP 1020,, and i was printing a huge number of sheets, which USED TO GET STUCK IN AGAGIN AN AGIAN... coz, i was using a low quality damned paper..

now,, it began to gave error ,tht either the front cover door not closed , or its toner cartridge missing.

Well,, simple solution for me was (which is basic i think)

>> Remove the metallic plate on the back of the printer
>>there you 'll find , on the right side, near the socket for poer cable, a "lever" like thing, thats the lever for the "barrier" between the SENSOR... move it and u'll get an idea..
>> if its jammed ,, then free it..
(mine was stuck into dont know wht, and i freed it, and all is fine)

>> if spring adjusment is wrong, correst it(you may get idea by moving it again n again, whether it comes bbacl to its orgignal position or not...

> remore the tonor cartidge and insert it back while looking on the lever movements.... and you ll get whats the matter with it..

PLEASE note it,,, that i think,, the sensors are NEVER damaged !!! mind knowlegde says , sensors are hardly damaged ..

-----Adios.... Tauseem Omer...Ravian Kemcolian.

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I followed tauseefomer's advice and opened the back metalic panel; I found a small piece of paper jammed in the bottom black rollers which, once removed, cleared the error message on front door cover/ cartridge. It is now printing normally!

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Thx. tauseefomer 's information was useful to me.

Posted on Jan 27, 2013

Replace - under $100. Basically the price of a cartridge

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