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Close front cover message

Hello... my Xerox 8500 displays a message saying "Close front cover to continue" The cover IS closed. Seems like it might be a relay switch? Is there anyway to reset? I've tried turning it off and back on again... Any help is appreciated !

Rachael

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  • Paddlingirl Dec 31, 2007

    I think you are right.. the tab may have broken off.

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Well here is what I can tell you.
Open the front cover. Staring you right in the face should be a bar code/number sticker. Look forward from that and there shoule be a small plastic tab, about a half inch long and less then the thickness of a popsicle stick. It is the front cover interlock switch actuator. It may be broken off.
Or look for the opening where that tab should slide into the machine the switch may be dislogded or broken.
Probably that tab has broken off not actuating the switch on that cover.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

  • Rick Kasper Dec 31, 2007

    That is not unlikely. Doesn't take much for them to hit the sides and break.

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