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X3480 cover open message

X3480 displaying ;cover open;, cannot clear the message, does not respond to any button presses.
Have tried power off and on
opening and closing cover

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  • hezo Mar 29, 2008

    displaying cover open and will not respond to anything

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    cover open message. messagecannot clear

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    cover open message, tried all means no button would work

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    cover open message, cannot press any button

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    **** Printers

  • tinywain Apr 19, 2008

    hi my printer says cover open when shut tried a few things which does not work like mo ideas please

    kevin

  • hazysone Apr 15, 2009

    l have Lexmark x3480 which l keep in same situ and only connect to my laptop as and when required. It has same annoying message - cover open - so l cant print but can still scan. It was only cheap about £40 so l guess will not be cost effective to repair.- has anyone any ideas where to get repaired - how much etc. l suppose you get what you pay for as l have deliberately kept it on its own table away from teenagers grandkids etc and havent ever knocked it or slammed it etc. l must have only used it about a dozen times but it is just outside guarantee period.

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Ajkill is right, although his description isn`t very exact. Take off the complete scanner part: (back hinges first, then the blue arresting lever at the front), disconnect the flat band cable and the power supply for the scanner part and take off the complete scanner part. You´ll see a triangular part that goes in a slot of the dark grey cover which covers the rest. It should press againt a white lever which itself presses a little black switch sitting on the printed circuit board. If this white lever has fallen off the switch is always in "Cover open" position. To get it and reposition it (if it isn`t broken) you have to take off the dark grey cover which covers all the rest: take off the front screws and carefully lever out the sides with a small screw driver. Good luck with the repositioning, it is very fiddely and to see how and where it has to go you best use a magnifying glass!  But I could manage it and my printer is working now again. And good luck with fitting it all together again without breaking anything!

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Best Solution....Don't buy Lexmark products...we have gone through 2 of the same printers...first one the error message was 'Replace print cartridge'..didn't matter if there was a new cartridge in the printer or not....still got the same message...Lexmark finally replaced that printer....the one that was replaced had the error message 'Cover open'....unable to repair...nothing but garbage products!!!!

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Possible cause of the error

This can happen if the lever on the cover open sensor is knocked off the switch assembly.
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There is a small switch at end where printer cover its small switch which cannot be easily seen by you .All need to doo is to locate the switch which can done by opening the cover there will somw small projection like teeth at end of the cover which when closed will go in a small slot ie.. where the cover switch is located>If ur printer is less than year old get it replaced ..try it it may work..

Posted on Mar 20, 2008

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Hi Just wonder if you could help me i have a lexmark x3480 it has suddenly decided to display cover open and is not switching off at the control panel. The cover is not open and sits flush what is it...


It could either be due to a stuck cover sensor or the cartridges in your printer. Please follow the steps below to fix the problem:

1. Make sure the printer is on.

2. Open the printer cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position, unless the All-in-One is busy.

Note: If the carrier does not automatically move to the center, turn off the printer/unplug the printer from the power source and then slide the carrier to the center.

3. Remove both cartridges from the carrier.

4. Close the printer cover.

5. Rebrick (pull out the power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds).

6. When the printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first.

7. Close the printer cover and check for any errors.

8. If no error appears, reinsert the other cartridge. Close the printer cover.

9. Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error to appear with a new cartridge.


If problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.

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After changing cartridge the message "cover open"


raise the cover and see if u can see a switch of some kind puss it down and see if it will print or restart ur computer and see what happens

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New cartridge fitted still reads low ink.lexmark x3480


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I had the same problem. Downloading and running the patch program solved it for me. Follow the link below!

http://support.lexmark.com/perl/support/support.cgi?ccs=229:1:0:570:0:0&docid=ENUS25374

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