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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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hi..
ijust solved this issue

WHOA ...

my printer is HP 1020,, and i was printing a huge number of sheets, which USED TO GET STUCK IN AGAGIN AN AGIAN... coz, i was using a low quality damned paper..

now,, it began to gave error ,tht either the front cover door not closed , or its toner cartridge missing.

Well,, simple solution for me was (which is basic i think)

>> Remove the metallic plate on the back of the printer
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>> if spring adjusment is wrong, correst it(you may get idea by moving it again n again, whether it comes bbacl to its orgignal position or not...

> remore the tonor cartidge and insert it back while looking on the lever movements.... and you ll get whats the matter with it..



PLEASE note it,,, that i think,, the sensors are NEVER damaged !!! mind it.....my knowlegde says , sensors are hardly damaged ..



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