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Epson TM L500A

We keep getting the error message "ERROR MSG COVER OPENED / CANT FEED PAPER" despite the cover being correctly closed and the printing head correctly inserted... What else could it be ?

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Locate where the cover sensor is and check the sensor pin or switch

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SOURCE: printer cover open error message

I had that problem too.

Unplug the printer.
Hold the printer cover open while you plug in the printer.
Then wait for the printer to power on while still holding the cover open.
Then close the cover.
The buttons should work and th error message should be gone.

It worked for me.

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SOURCE: HP Deskjet 5150 - top cover open

I had the same problem, and the cause turned out to be the cover switch not being fully pushed in. On the underside right edge of the top cover, there's a little triangular protrusion that pushes down a black rectangular button (the cover switch) when the cover is closed. The problem occurs because the flimsy top cover is made of plastic and flexes slightly when you close it. This means that sometimes, the right edge of the cover won't seat properly even though it appears as if the cover is closed all the way. When this happens, the triangular protrusion isn't fully pressing the switch down.

To test if this is this is happening, send a print job to the printer and wait for the "top cover is open" error message to appear. Next, open the top cover door and locate the cover switch. It's a little black button in a rectangular hole at the right edge of the doorway near the ink cartridges. Take a pen or a car key and use it to push the cover switch down. You can also use your fingertip to do this if it's skinny enough. If you keep the cover switch pressed down, the power button should start blinking to indicate a print job is coming through. If the print job actually starts printing, then you know the problem was the cover switch.

In my case, all I had to do the fix the problem was close the cover and make sure it was fully seated by firmly pressing down the right edge of the cover until I heard a plasticky "click" noise. After that, the problem went away.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Sep 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Epson Sx200- Paper wont feed

Just a thought,as I had a similar problem.The instructions are abysmal,but it may be worth having a look where you feed the paper in and squeezing the grey plastic gizmo,and moving it to the left to allow the paper to enter the feed properly.

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

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SOURCE: epson r2400 won't feed paper

I had the same problem, then found these instructions for cleaning the feed roller: http://www.museofineart.com/files/RollerCleaningProcedureRev2.pdf I used the paper towel method and it's working fine now with no issues. 

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SOURCE: Epson R340 does not feed paper or feeds it crooked

two things I would do, first carefully flip the printer upside down, (anything that looks like it can flap open, tape it well), and jiggle it slightly and see if anything falls out.

second, i would clean the pickup roller with an alcoholic pad or swab, if its not easily accessible, you will probably need to take the upper an middle casing off, which I dont recommend.

thanks adi

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PAPER JAM A paper misfeed occurred in the
main unit.
Open the cover at the indicated
location, and then remove the
misfed paper. (“When the Message
(Flashing alternately)
OPEN XXX SIDE COVER
All misfed paper was not removed
from the main unit.
Check the message in the display
for the location of the paper misfeed,
and then remove the misfed paper.
ORIGINAL DOC.JAM A paper misfeed occurred in the
Document Feeder.
All misfed paper was not removed
from the Automatic Document
Feeder.
Open the Document Feeder Cover
and the Document Feeder, and then
remove the misfed paper.
(Flashing alternately)
OPEN DOC.FEED COVER
∗REMOVE PAPER IN
BYPASS TRAY∗
Paper is loaded in the Manual
Bypass.
Remove the paper from the Manual
Bypass.
FRONT COVER OPEN The Front Cover of the main unit is
open or not securely closed.
Securely close the Front Cover.
(Flashing alternately)
CLOSE FRONT COVER
DUPLEX COVER OPEN The Duplex Unit Cover is open or
not securely closed.
Securely close the Duplex Unit
Cover.
(Flashing alternately)
CLOSE DUPLEX COVER
DOCUMENT COVER
OPEN
The Document Feeder is lifted up
(while a document is loaded into
it).
Securely close the Document
Feeder.
(Flashing alternately)
CLOSE DOCUMENT
COVER
DOC.FEED COVER OPEN The Document Feeder Cover is
open.
Securely close the Document
Feeder Cover.
(Flashing alternately)
CLOSE DOC.FEED
COVER
TONER EMPTY The toner is empty. Copying and
printing cannot be performed.
Replace the toner bottle with a new
one.
SUPPLY TONER
PAPER EMPTY The selected paper tray has run
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indicates the paper tray, and
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