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Possible cause of the error
This can happen if the lever on the cover open sensor is knocked off the switch assembly.
What to do
Try to determine if there is a hardware fault. To do this:

    1. Disconnect the power cable and the USB cable.
    2. Remove the cartridges from the printer.
    3. Check that the power cable is plugged directly into a wall socket.
    4. Reconnect the power cable.
    5. If the error persists, please contact Lexmark Technical Support for further instructions.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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