Question about Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer
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Your arm of cover sensor has fallen off'
It is the switch fallen to bits
THis bit falls off
How yours looks
How it should be, or can be if you put it together again.
It might be possible to snap the part back on without partial disassembly, or simply shove something in there to hold the sensor in the 'closed' possition (If you lose a finger or two using this method, don't blame me)
The lid sensor is a tiny microswitch that is on the main circuit board...there is a white nylon lever arm snapped onto the switch.
if the lever arm falls off (like mine did) the 'cover open' error will last forever.
This may (or may not) be possible do fix without some disassembly. This lever arm should stick up through a rectangular hole that's approximately 1/2" to the right of the print head (assuming print head is parked in the middle) and behind it.
Most likely if your lever arm has fallen off, shaking the printer gently upside down with the cover open will allow it to fall out.
Now if you are a dentist or a surgeon, snapping the lever bit back on is no problem without taking anything apart.
I am neither. For the brave (of foolish) ones who like to do surgery, here goes. Here's how I took mine apart....if yours breaks into a million bits, don't blame me.
0) unplug the power and take the scanner cover off.
1) release the 'kickstand' from the scanner by prying and squeezing it with pliers until the two prongs pop out (or crack and break)
2) detach the scanner hinges by prying/squeezing with pliers until they pop off (or crack and break). (CAUTION: read step 3 below first...don't just yank the scanner off without reading step 3)
3) Carefully unplug ribbon cable and other connector to scanner and set scanner aside.
4) remove screws at front of beige plastic part....pry at the back carefully and this will pop off....sending the screws flying if you left them loose in their little wells. Don't worry, there are only two of them that really do anything anyway.
5) Look towards the rear of the printer and you will see the circuit board and the 'hole' where you can see the sensor, and possibly your white nylon lever arm lying pathetically down in the bowels of the printer.
6) Retrieve and Carefully snap the nylon lever arm back on, and think nasty thoughts about the brainiac who designed that part.
reverse the above steps. Put at least most of the screws back in, or the front panel may fall off at a later date.
Take care to GENTLY plug the ribbon cable and the other scanner connector back in, making sure it's seated all the way. Try not to bend or kink the end of it, or it will be toast.
Good luck, and happy lexmarking.....
Posted on Dec 28, 2007
I just wanted to say thank you to Soulvisitor for explaining how to fix that "open cover" error on my Lexmark X3470 printer. I did exactly what he said and it worked! I just wanted to tell him that I stuffed a plastic pen cap in the hole instead of trying to snap on that little tiny piece of plastic. The pen cap was the perfect size to wedge in that tiny hole. Thank you again!
Posted on May 09, 2009
Hello please tell me where the nylon lever arm goes..on my lexmark 3400..says cover open i have the nylon lever arm send me a picture
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
I changed the cartridge on my Lexmark X3470 printer and it says the cover is open and it is not.
Posted on Jan 30, 2009
Thank you very much. I microswitch was generally taken out of
Posted on Aug 29, 2012
Which way does the nylon lever arm snap on? How much do I have to bench press to 'push' it on :)
Posted on Jul 03, 2008
SOURCE: Need to fix urgently lexmark
Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
you need to open cover and undo and remove the grey cover inside the printer as there is a switch at back of machine which has *** off
Posted on May 06, 2009
SOURCE: Lexmark x3470 printer says
Try these as I found them from Lexmark's website
Solution What you will see
The printer displays a 'Cover open, please close cover' error message, even though the cover is closed.
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
Take the following steps to try to determine if there is a hardware fault:
Steps Actions 1 Remove and replace the cartridges from the printer. 2 Disconnect the power cable and the USB cable. 3 Check that the power cable is plugged directly into a wall socket. 4 Reconnect the power cable. 5 Close the printer cover. 6 If the error persists, please contact Lexmark Technical Support for further instructions.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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