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Lexmark x3470 cartridge missing message

I have a Lexmark X3470 with an error message coming across the printer stating that the cartridge is missing. I have bought a new cartridge and made sure there was ink in it. It is so discouraging and I hate to think of paying someone to help put an ink cartridge in every time I need a new one.

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  • rahulhooda Aug 01, 2008

    I had the problem with the "cover open" message earlier and fixed that thanks to the solutions on this website but now i'm getting a "cartridge missing" message and i have tried two different cartridges and still doesnt work. Help!!!!

  • Iain1978 Oct 28, 2008

    Same problem not happy

  • Anonymous Nov 16, 2008

    Ialso have "cartridge missing" message on my Lexmark X3470 printer.A"new" re-manufactured cartridge worked instantly,but on re-filling

    the original one,it won't work!! Help!! Please!!

  • dshelest Dec 01, 2008

    same prob

  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Fixed the cover open error, now I have the cartridge missing, there is a new one in the machine, just bought new. How do I fix this.

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2008

    i bought a new ink cartridge and installed it and now its saying missing cartridge but if i put the empty one back in its fine.. whats going on and how do i fix it?!



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My lexmark x3470 wont recognise compatible ink Cartridges any know of a way round this

If the ink cartridges you purchased are not Lexmark - that could be the problem. I used to have a Lexmark printer and I did the same thing - I purchased ink cartridges that were compatible but not Lexmark brand. Everything seemed fine until I tried to print and then I would get the same error sign and low ink message and it would not print. I kept thinking I was doing something else wrong and tried everything. In the end I broke down and got ink cartridges from Lexmark and that solved the problem. Now I have a Brother printer and I never buy anything other than Brother ink cartridges because I'm always afraid of that same thing happening again. I wish I knew which printers WOULD accept those non name brand ink cartridges, but thus far I do not know of any printers that do. Hope this helps you.

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Lexmark x3470 printer says "cover open" and it will not do anything. Curtis

Try these as I found them from Lexmark's website

Solution What you will see
The printer displays a 'Cover open, please close cover' error message, even though the cover is closed.
Possible cause of the error
This can happen if the lever on the cover open sensor is knocked off the switch assembly.
What to do
Take the following steps to try to determine if there is a hardware fault:
Steps Actions 1 Remove and replace the cartridges from the printer. 2 Disconnect the power cable and the USB cable. 3 Check that the power cable is plugged directly into a wall socket. 4 Reconnect the power cable. 5 Close the printer cover. 6 If the error persists, please contact Lexmark Technical Support for further instructions.

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My Lexmark X3470 is displaying cartridge missing but it isn't. I have fitted a new cartridge but it hsan't helped. What can I do to fix it.

Honestly, if you have replaced the cartridge(s), then you have done all you can do.

Your printer is defective and it is now time to throw that one in the garbage and shell out another $100 on another printer.

I suggest an HP or Canon for your next purchase. They both make excellent printers that have a much lower cost per page than any lexmark.

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More than once I've gotten cartridges that we're bad (and some even empty) right from the manufacturer's box. Return it for exchange as defective (you won't get money back for opened ink, but they should exchange it). I'm assuming that you've already re-installed this cartridge a couple of times and that there we're no previous problems. Good luck!

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