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Where do I find the switch that closes the cover?

My computer keeps telling me that the cover is open and would like to know where the sensor is located on my Lexmark X1150 all in one printer .

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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. Do the following:

    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 for further instructions.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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