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Cover open I wanted to check to see what print cartridge I needed so I opened the cover. Closed the cover and now it keeps saying cover open. It wont even shut off

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  • kaineedwards Sep 10, 2009

    I moved the cartridge holder a little. Would that be the reason. Maybe it has to be reset?

  • mich cruz
    mich cruz May 11, 2010

    did you remove the cartridges? or move it just a little?

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the microswitch is either stuch or broken and needs to be replaced.

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Posted on Nov 04, 2007

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Try this it worked
Remove the philips srewews onthe front of the cover when it is open. Once removed At the back of the unit 2/3 rd from the left there is a small switch if this is pushed in ( and held by whatever means sellotape etc it will opperate normally (to change cartridge you may have to re do)

Posted on Nov 29, 2007

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Thanks for the posts and pic that helped me solve this problem :)

Posted on Dec 04, 2007

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Thanks but this suggestion didn't work.

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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SOURCE: The cover open will not clear from screen

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.

Posted on May 23, 2008

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