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Lexmark 3400 scanner/printer says COVER OPEN. IT IS NOT!

I installed a new ink cartridge, properly, but then, found the message Cover Open. I have reinstalled several times trying to remedy the problem. No luck. What to do?

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  • LuvnLife Apr 07, 2008

    Same! My printer is the Lexmark x3470. I installed a Lexmark 1 cartridge, properly and closed the cover. I have re-installed the software. I have disconnected, tried printing, and given it a good shake...not too hard. Nothing.

  • Anonymous Jun 19, 2008

    cover says poen when not

  • mariamat Aug 04, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem what did you do?

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    says cover open and isnt

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Took a bit of time but worked 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.....

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