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Error message "cover door is open or printer cartridge is missing"

My hp laserjet 1018 has started giving me a message that the cover door is open or the printer cartridge is missing. However the cover is closed and the cartridge is in place. I have tried opening and reclosing the door, taking out and replacing the cartridge and restarting the computer and printer to no avail. Is there anyone who knows what I can do to fix the problem?

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Try to find the latch in the cover that presses a switch to indicate it is closed it is usually a small stick projection at the sides of the cover. Replace the cartridge it should fit snuggly then try it again.

Posted on May 31, 2008

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