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Bad ribbon cable

Where can I get a new ribbon cable for the X3470 scanner? I damaged the ribbon cable after I had repaired the lid switch. The printer prints fine but the scanner refuses to work and cannot find "home" during power-up

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You are not going to be able to purchase a dedicated one thats for sure.
If you arei nto repair you could endevour to make one up from a scrap cable[ide?] and re use the connectors - but I have a gut feeling it will be new Allinone time sometime soon.

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These sort of parts are very hard to source as generally the repair cost is more than the cost of a new printer. I have had success doing these type of repairs by buying a length of ribbon cable from an electronic parts supplier and carefully soldering the wires onto the circuit boards. It is delicate work and you need to be careful, but it can be done if you take your time.

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Printer Lexmark x3470 showing "Cover open" / "Cub abierta" while closed,...


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This is a common fail in this model. there is a white plastic arm which works as an extender for the switch that senses if the cover is open or closed. This part is easily detached from its place (in my case not broken but it could happen I suppose) resulting in printer showing the message "Cover open" / "Cub abierta". the switch is situated under the scanner in the middle . when you lift the scanner part to see the ink cartridge, you see a plastic part underneath between the hinges that looks like a 2/3 of a circle that is the part that pushes the switch. 
You should open the printers gut and place the loose part back in place. Be ware that flat cables' contact ends could easily brake! use precaution!

(if you shake your printer you may hear the sound of the lose part).

Happy solving problems!
Bruce

on Feb 01, 2010 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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The glass of scanner hp2510 is broken how can i remove it and fix it


I can tell you how to get access to the glass panel, although I cannot remember how easy it is to remove the glass itself:
First remove the lifting lid by unplugging the jack plug connector at the back, then riase the lid to vertical position, pull the plastic tab in the middle of the hige towards you and wiggle the lid upwards so that it comes out. Then pull off the keypad label plate, then gently pull off the control panel (which has two ribbon cables attached) by sliding it forwards from back to front of the printer. Disconnect the ribbon cables from the control panel (they pull off) and thread the cables back through their retaining clips on the top cover. Now you can remove all FIVE retaining screws (Torx T-10 driver required) from the top cover and lift it off, leaving the ribbon cables in situ. You can then turn the top cover over and work on removing/ repairing the glass. I would say it s not worth bonding - just get a new piece of glass.

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Hi. I hve a problem with a Lexmark X3470. After to repair the cover sensor switch now the printer has the scanner locked...it try to move but it's stopped on the left of the glass. (I'm italian sorry for...


Try to remove the power adapter from the printer.
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Wait at least 10 sec before replugging the adapter to the printer. This will give enough time for the printer to reset itself. Try to scan or make a copy again. If problem continues, please contact Lexmark technical support for additional assistance.

Apr 28, 2011 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I got lexmark x1180 scanner with printer my printer works but scanner is nnot working


Lift the scanner lid up at the back you'll find the 2 brackets that secure it from going to far these if squeezed together alow the lid to open fully. Now with a philips screw driver remove the 4/5 screws (don't drop them inside the printer) Now remove the glass and cover from the top, trace the ribbon cable to its source, mine gradually played its way free after heavy usage all it requires is firmly sliding back into its boss and also check the other end of the ribbon for mucky paper build up. Hope this helps you.

Aug 02, 2010 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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Cover open warning


With the help of google here is your answer

Your arm of cover sensor has fallen off'

It is the switch fallen to bits

This switch
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THis bit falls off
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How yours looks
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How it should be, or can be if you put it together again.
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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.

Apr 14, 2010 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer lexmark x3470 replaced with new ink cartridge and message don't go away: scanner cover open. Don't know what else to do. Trying to print something right now. The message will not clear.


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.
Ps dont forget to rate me here in fixya, thanks guys

Feb 12, 2010 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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When I close the lid of my Lenovo T60p laptop there is a snapping or clicking noise when it is about halfway down. Should I be worried about the connection to the screen breaking?


If the snapping sound comes from the lid it can be one of the springs inside the lids gone out of place.

Depending on the model there may be some danger of damaging the LCD ribbon cable, that usually is rolled inside the lid. However, the cost for fixing the lid is more or less the same of the cost for repairing a broken LCD ribbon cable.

If there is no additional problem, I would leave the laptop like it is, and repair it only if the ribbon gets damaged.


Dec 07, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Unable to find cover switch


I assume you have the 'Cover Open' problem. I have just had the same problem.
You have to remove the top cover, then remove the scanner - but take care not to damage the ribbon and power cables. The cover switch is in a hole an inch or so to the right and up from the centered cartridge. It is a micro switch operated by a white bit of plastic. The chances are this has become detached and needs to be located from the bowels of the printer. It can be snapped back into place or the mocr switch taped closed.
To take of the scanner you have to squeeze or twist out the pegs on the support arm, then open the hinges to release the scanner. HOWEVER before releasing unplug the ribbon and power cables !!
Good luck

Oct 26, 2008 | Lexmark X3480 All-In-One Printer

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Cover open


With the help of google here is your answer

Your arm of cover sensor has fallen off'

It is the switch fallen to bits

This switch
dc8e21d.jpg
THis bit falls off
dcf3c2d.jpg
How yours looks
52ec442.jpg
How it should be, or can be if you put it together again.
f1af700.jpg
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.....

Nov 15, 2007 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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