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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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Posted on Jun 29, 2008

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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Cartridges error on a lexmark


Error: "Invalid Toner Cartridge"; Error: "Invalid Refill"; Message: "Change Cartridge"
Solution
One of these error messages may appear on the printer display immediately after or shortly after a new toner cartridge is installed into the printer. Note: This may not be specifically a toner cartridge problem; the error may be due to a stuck cover open switch on the printer.

To see if the cover open switch is the cause of this problem, open the top front cover and observe the message on the printer's display panel. The display should read Close Door or Insert Cartridge.


If this message is not displayed, the top cover open sensor and switch will need to be replaced. In addition, the printer may have damaged the new toner cartridge. If the cover open sensor is not operating properly, a new cartridge can be incorrectly flagged as a refilled cartridge by the printer. If this happens, the new cartridge will continue to cause an Invalid Refill or Invalid Cartridge error even if you try reinstalling it or installing it into another printer. If this should occur, please contact the point of purchase of the cartridge to find out how to get the cartridge replaced.

Caution: If the cover open sensor is not operating, do not install another new toner cartridge until you have completed the directions below. Inserting another new cartridge can cause that cartridge to stop working as well. Should this situation arise, please take the following actions:


Place the original working cartridge (the empty or near-empty one) back into the printer. This should clear the error message.

Turn the printer off. Doing this will disengage the cover open sensor.

With the printer switched off, open the top lid and remove the old toner cartridge.

Now replace the old cartridge with another new Lexmark toner cartridge.

Power the printer back on. The printer should now read this cartridge as a newly installed toner cartridge and the error should be cleared. The printer and toner cartridge should function properly now, but the top cover sensor on the printer will still need to be replaced.

If your printer is still under warranty or covered under a service contract, please contact Lexmark Technical Support or your service provider for further recommendations and instructions. Until you can get the cover open switch replaced, remember to have the printer powered off whenever you replace the toner cartridge.

If the top cover switch appears to be working fine, or if you have followed the above steps and your printer continues to post an Invalid Toner Cartridge or Invalid Refill error, make sure you are using a new original Lexmark toner cartridge. A toner cartridge remanufactured or refilled by a third party can cause this error.

To help identify a refilled cartridge, look for the yellow label attached to the toner drum and the body of the toner cartridge. If this is damaged or removed, the cartridge may have been refilled.

If you are using a third-party refilled or remanufactured toner cartridge, it is recommended that you install a new Lexmark brand toner cartridge. Lexmark cannot guarantee the compatibility of any third-party toner cartridges with our printers.

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1 Switch on the Lexmark X83 printer.

2 Lift open the cartridge door at the front of the device, below the scanner unit. The printer automatically moves the cartridge carrier to the correct position.

3 Pull each ink cartridge toward you to unclasp it from the carrier. Lift the cartridge out of the cartridge carrier.

4 Clean the copper contacts on the bottom of each cartridge with a clean, dry lint-free cloth. Use a gentle, circular motion to clean the contacts.

5 Insert the ink cartridges back into the cartridge carrier. Push back firmly on each cartridge until it snaps into place.

6 Repeat each step in this procedure again. Close the cartridge door.

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Where can i put lexmark ink?i can't see the place where should i put the new ink for lexkmark x2650


Make sure the Lexmark X2650 printer is on. Lift the scanner unit to access the cartridge area. The cartridge carrier will move to the center automatically for the loading position.
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Press the down the carrier levers to open and remove the used cartridges. Load the new cartridges and close the cover. Close the scanner unit.
Sometimes the ink cartridge carrier won't position automatically to the middle even when the printer is on and the cover is open. Just unplug the printer from the power source. With the cover open, hold the solid white strip and gently slide the carrier to the middle of the printer. Load the cartridges. Close the cover. Plug the printer back to power source. Thanks.


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Perhaps the Lexmark X2350 User's Guide will be able to help you. Just click on this link to download: http://bit.ly/bNOTdZ. Scroll to Replacing the print cartridge, Page 52, for the instructions on how to install your new ink cartridge.
Sometimes the ink cartridge carrier won't position automatically to the middle even when the printer is on and the cover is open. Just unplug the printer from the power source. With the cover open, hold the solid white strip and gently slide the carrier to the middle of the printer. Load the cartridges. Close the cover. Plug the printer back to power source.

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With printer on and connected to computer do the following:

Open top cover.
Fix top cover on open position, using the plastic sustain part located on the right side inside the printer.
Wait for ink carriage for taking position in the middle of the printer rail.
Open cartridge top cover.
Pull cartridge toward yourself and snap it out.
Do the same in reverse order to fit new cartridge.

Remember to remove cello tape strip from new cartridge nozzle.

Do alignment procedure after replacement.

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My epson stylus cx6000 printer keeps showing -(install the ink cartridges) and I have already put in new ones. The code is E-02.


f you have just installed a new cartridge and you still see an ink related error message, the cartridge may be incorrectly installed. Follow these steps to make sure the cartridges are correctly installed:

  1. Make sure the Stylus CX is turned on.


  2. Check the photo viewer screen to determine which cartridge is incorrectly installed. Then do one of the following:


    • If printer shows the ink cartridge is expended, press the cp_button_6.gif Start button.


    • If the printer shows the cartridge is low on ink, press the Setup/Utilities button. Press the cp_button_41_er.gif or cp_button_42_er.gif button to select Press Start to change cartridges. Then press the cp_button_6.gif Start button.


  3. Press the cp_button_6.gif Start button again.


  4. Lift up the scanner, then open the cartridge cover.


alert_caution.gif Caution:
Never attempt to open the cartridge cover when the print head is moving. Wait until the cartridges have moved to the replacement position.

  • Press down all the ink cartridges until they click into place to make sure they are properly seated.


  • alert_note.gif Note:
    If a cartridge is properly seated already, you may not hear a click.

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  • Close the ink cartridge cover and press it until it clicks into place.


  • Close the scanner.


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  • Press the cp_button_6.gif Start button. The Stylus CX charges ink for about one minute and displays Charging Ink on the photo viewer screen until charging is finished.


  • alert_caution.gif Caution:
    Never turn off the Stylus CX while the Charging Ink message is displayed or you'll waste ink.

  • Press the Setup/Utilities button to return to the previous mode, if necessary.
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    Lift the scanner cover from the right-hand side of the MFC until
    it locks securely into the open position.

    If one or more ink cartridges are empty, for example Black, the
    LCD shows Ink Empty Black and Cover is Open.

    Pull the ink cartridge hook toward you and remove the ink
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    Open the new ink cartridge bag for the color shown on the LCD,
    and then take out the ink cartridge.

    Remove the cartridge covers.

    Each color has its own correct position. Keep the ink cartridge
    in an upright position when you insert it into slot. Press down on
    the ink cartridge until the hook snaps over it.

    Lift the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the
    scanner cover support down and close the scanner cover.

    If you replaced an ink cartridge while Near Empty was
    displayed on the LCD, the LCD may ask you to verify that it was
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    2.No. For each new cartridge you installed, press 1 on the dial
    pad to automatically reset the ink dot counter for that color. If the
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    If you wait until Ink Empty message is displayed on the LCD,
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    If the Install message is on the display after you have
    installed ink cartridges, check that the ink cartridges are
    installed properly.

    Hope that helps you!

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    10. Open the cover.
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    12. Repeat step 8-10 for the rest of the 2 colours.
    13. It should resolve the Black ink empty message.
    Let us know if this works.

    Thank you.

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