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057 close platen error message

I turn printer on and i get ready message then i release a print job and i get "057 close platen" message on printer. I checked to make sure platen lever is set to "C" thickest setting and still get "057 close platen" message. printer also peeps and "attention" light is on. I checked paper feed and sprayed some compressed air to make sure that's it's not dust. don't know what else to do. appreciate any help you can provide

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  • toytago Dec 02, 2008

    what do you mean by opposite direction? i moved it to B and A and still same thing happens. get same message

  • toytago Dec 02, 2008

    yes it still happens when i move lever to thin setting. where is sensor located?

  • toytago Dec 10, 2008

    how do you adjust the platen lever?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    Move the platen lever to thin setting. Does it still happen?

  • Tim Babcock
    Tim Babcock May 11, 2010

    There is a sensor in there that could be blocked, broken, or missing. What happens when you move the platen lever in the opposite direction?

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Its located in the adjustment section of the platen control or in the platen itself.

Lexmark may still be supporting this model printer.

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You can download the Resetter tools program from my website.

Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/ip1600st-RESETTER-TOOLS.zip
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You can try this it some times works.

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1.Press Resume button hold for 1 - 2 minutes (count to 1 to 15-16)
2.Open the cover right away
3.Release Both cartridges out and then put cartridges them back again
4.Close The Cover
5.Turn Off Then Turn On again.

You can download the Resetter tools program from my website.

Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/ip1600st-RESETTER-TOOLS.zip
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2. Unzip downloaded file by etc
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6. In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selected waste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste ink counter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter.
If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters.
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You can try this it some times works.

Super Canon User's method of resetting IP1600
1.Press Resume button hold for 1 - 2 minutes (count to 1 to 15-16)
2.Open the cover right away
3.Release Both cartridges out and then put cartridges them back again
4.Close The Cover
5.Turn Off Then Turn On again.

You can download the Resetter tools program from my website.

Click Link = http://www.4all2sell.com/reset-tools/ip1600st-RESETTER-TOOLS.zip
1. Download software for Canon iP1200, iP1600, 2200 Printers.
2. Unzip downloaded file by etc
3. Run GeneralTool.exe
4. Select the connected USB port number from USB PORT
5. Click LOCK RELEASE, and select the applicable model name in SET DESTINATION
6. In CLEAR WASTE INK COUNTER, select MAIN or PLATEN. The selected waste ink counter will be reset. MAIN resets the main waste ink counter, PLATEN resets the platen waste ink counter.
If both the main and platen waste ink absorbers are replaced, reset both the main and platen waste ink counters.
Free WinZip http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm
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