Question about Lexmark X3480 All-In-One Printer
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
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!
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
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!!!!
Posted on Apr 13, 2008
Possible cause of the error
This can happen if the lever on the cover open sensor is knocked off the switch assembly.
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
Tips for a great answer:
Make sure the printer is on.
Open the printer cover. The print cartridge carrier moves and stops at the
loading position, unless the All-in-One is busy.
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
Remove both cartridges from the carrier.
Close the printer cover.
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
When the printer turns on, reinsert one cartridge first.
Close the printer cover and check for any errors.
If no error appears, reinsert the other cartridge. Close the printer cover.
Replace whichever cartridge is causing the error to appear with a new
If problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.
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