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Cover Open issues

My printer screen says Cover open but the cover is closed. Now the printer won't work

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There is a molded-in blade on the rear middle right side of the cart cover. This hits a microswitch just below it when the cover is open. The little plastic lever of this switch just snaps on and can snap off and jam or something else can jam this switch down. This makes the printer think the cover is open.
Open the cover and look to the top, far rear and to the right for this triangle blade sticking down. The switch is just below.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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U will have to find out a little Button, which is pressed by the cover when u close it,,, now find out the little button and press manually and then try to print .... it will work properly....
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Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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