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L1 Error Code

I looked it up in the manual and it says that the copier is locked. Actually its a 1645CS. I unlocked it, turned it off and back on again but I still get the same error. The copier barely starts up and quickly locks up.

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Re: L1 Error Code

Check under left side clear pastics were the paper comes locks scanner in place.

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The L1 is indicating a scanner lock.

1. Turn machine off.
2. Make sure the scanner lock is unlocked. This is a clear plastic knob. (it is located on the left hand side of the machine under the document glass in the copy exit area - check your manual for a picture.)
3. Turn machine back on, watch scanner to see if it moves.
4. Try a copy.
5. If you still get an L1 then it might need service because the scanning bar is jammed.

This also is a fix if you are getting blank copies.
Hope that helps...

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