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Printer says pen cover is open...it's not. Could it be worn out?

I have turned it off, unplugged, re-powered, opened and closed cover, re-inserted cartridges. What else can I do? Please help!

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    I changed both cartridges, which I have done numerous times before.  When I attempt to print, a message appears that the printer cannot print because the top is open.  The top is not open.  I have removed and reinserted the cartridges, turned the printer off, disconnected it from the computer, turned the computer off, updated software, unplugged everything, etc., etc.  What is the problem?

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I've just had the same problem! I solved it by 'fooling' the printer into thinking the cover was closed - with the cover open, I used a nail file to gently depress the black tab on the top right side, as if the cover was down. I printed a doc while doing this and it worked! Once I released it, the printer continued as normal. Not very scientific but it worked for me!!

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  1. Unplug the power of your printer
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  • Try disconnecting the USB cable but don't turn off the printer.
  • Access and remove the cartridges by opening the cover.
  • Cover it back and wait for the insert ink cartridges message to display.
  • Disconnect the printer from power completely by unplugging power cord from supply[socket].Wait a few minutes[2-3]
  • Reconnect the power cord and then press power button if it doesn't automatically power on.
  • Open the cover and re-insert the ink cartridges.
  • Close the cover.Sometimes it will prompt you to print a calibration page,please do.
Reconnect the USB cable now and try printing.

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Try to re-seat your cartridges into the printer.
  1. Open the printer cover.
  2. Remove both cartridges from the printer.
  3. Close the printer cover.
  4. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it.
  5. When the printer turns on, re-insert your color cartridge first. Close the printer cover and check for any errors.
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  7. If error appears when black is inserted, try to insert a different known working cartridge (your old cartridge maybe) to determine if it's a faulty cartridge issue.
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