DyAnna, Chesapeake, VA: I have had my X3480 for over a year and had to change the cartridge for the first time. I still have an old Pentium II with a perfectly swell HP printer, that I am getting ready to update. Anyway, the same thing happened when I changed my cartridge and while pulling up and reading your solution solvers, say 15 minutes or so, I heard the printer cartridge finally move to the middle, the "cover open" disappeared and the "copies 1" appeared. So maybe, one more solution is to walk away for 15 min. to an hour, if you have that much time to kill. This worked for me, thank goodness, because my patience have not been very good, so I contributed it to living right. Whoever comes up with this problem for the first time, try it and see what you get. Good Luck.
There is a plastic lever for the micro switch on the rear of the internals. You have to remove the top potion of the printer which is the scanner. If your lucky , shake the printer a bit and the plastic switch will fall out. Insert back the plastic lever on the microswitch with the pointed tip facing up.
I had same prob this week after I changed the cartridge. At the back of the lid when open you'll see a plastic curved piece like an upturned sharks fin near the right side lid hinge. When the lid is closed this presses on a white plastic piece which in turn closes a very small black switch. The white plastic piece usually falls off and the isolating switch remains on so causing the prob. I turned the printer upside down and the loose white piece fell out. I couldn't refit it even after removing the paper guide tray so I jammed a piece of my son's pencil rubber into the gap instead so it keeps the switch pressed down and this fixed it.
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i am having canon pixma ip 2700 inkjet printer. it worked properly till. I got refilled both cartridge and fix it in my printer but the cartridge was not recognized. i had tried installing the cartridge many times and also tried switch off and on it again many times but the printer shows the same error that "An error occurred.Some ink cartridges cannot be recognized." and a message box is opened and it shows that "An ink cartridge is not installed properly.Open the printer's cover, make sure the ink cartridge is installed properly, and close the cover." help me to recover from this problem i can't afford to buy new cartridges. suggest me some ideas and procedures to
this like your cartridge has problem with connection
open printer cover/door
then disconnect your printer cartridge, both the color and black, then connect the cartridge again
close the printer cover/door
try to print again, if message still appear, it mean you need to change your cartridge with new one
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.
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.