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Cover tab broken on Lexmark X3470

The tab for my printer cover broke when I replaced my ink cartridge, now the display window reads cover open. My printerwon't power down or operate.

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  • babydluv06 Apr 12, 2008

    do not see anything broken but printer say cover open it will not turn off or do anything



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Have you recovered the tab? All the tab does is interrupt a sensor beam between 2 points. Either glue it back on (epoxy or super glue, use sparingly on one side then apply and hold down until it sets, about a min. or tape a popsicle stick into the area where the tab rested. First feel around with the stick in the area until the printer responds. then fix it there.

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Solution What you will see
The printer displays a 'Cover open, please close cover' error message, even though the cover is closed.
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This can happen if the lever on the cover open sensor is knocked off the switch assembly.
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