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Says cover open /but it's not

It tells me the cover is open it is not this is the second lexmark that i have had the same proble with the first one i just figured it was broke and i went and bought another one i have only had this one about 4-5 months and i haven't printed that much with it, i unpluged it and thought that might reset it but no luck, can you give me any suggestion on what might be the problem.thanks a lot

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There is probably a paperclip sized piece of white plastic that fell off the microswitch. There is a detailed description of what you need to look for and how to fix it at Go there and type in the problem as being "cover open". You will get excellent directions. I have never messed with a printer before and fixed mine in about an hour and a half. If you are handy, I'm sure it will take less. Good luck.

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Note: If the carrier does not automatically move to the center, turn off the printer/unplug the printer from the power source and then slide the carrier to the center.

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5. Re-brick your printer. Pull out the power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds.

6. When the printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first.

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