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Re: lexmark 3480 cover open
Hi I have 30+ printers and each differs but sorry I do not have your printer. But generally you will find a corresponding female recess somewhere around where the lid closes on the main frame of the printer.
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the printer from the power source to turn it off. Open the printer cover to
access the cartridge area. If you see the paper jam, slowly and carefully
pull the paper out of the printer. Avoid tearing the paper or avoid leaving
torn pieces in the printer. This will cause future paper jams in the
When all is clear, re-plug the printer into the power source. Load some
paper and try to print again.
Tips: Use only paper that is in good condition. Fan the paper before loading into the feeder to prevent sticking together. Use the specified media type and sizes for your model. Don't overload the feeder.
Try to remove the sheets of paper from the feeder. Open the printer cover and remove the cartridges. Make sure there are no torn piece/s of paper left in the cartridge area or in the paper path. Close the cover. Unplug and re-plug the printer into the power source to reset it. When the printer turns on, re-insert the cartridges and close the cover. Load some paper. Try to print again.
If problem continues, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.
Try to open the printer cover to access the cartridge area. You should have enough space there to get a better hold of the paper jam. Carefully remove the paper. Make sure not to tear or leave any torn pieces of paper to avoid future paper jams.
Short of slamming the cover closed there is a small tab that tells if it is open or closed. It should be located on the lower right hand corner. Once you find it just put a small piece of paper there or plastic and you should have no more problems.
Look at the rollers and near the print cartridges that stay open when the paper isn't moving along..that compress or lift as the paper is fed. Did you overload the paper tray? sometimes that forces the tab open way deep. A flashlight and plastic fork is all you should need. If it was used alot the hear could have bent a piece of plastic but that gets into the corner cases
Here's the user's manual but not sure if it will help but screws should NOT be the issue , most all of these problems are related to plastic or residue sticking the switch open so it thinks the paper is inside...check print cartridges...could be a scrap of a piece
open the cover there is a switch that the cover has a lever to press its embedded inside the machine with a small opening above it where the cover lever inserts to press it down. chances are its broken. take a stick or piece of tightly folded paper and press it in you will see it says the printer cover is closed. See if you find the broken part and stick it back on the cover, replace the cover or simply wedge the switch in place .. any of those will fix your problem.
Try replacing the fuser bulb located inside the fuser roller. This is accessible from the back of the printer. Remove the plastic piece on the back, unplug the two wire connections to the fuser, remove the toner wiper on top, and then remove the fuser. On one side of the fuser, you'll have a protruded plastic piece with two screws in it. Remove that piece and you'll see one more very tiny screw on top and another regular sized screw on bottom. Remove those both and the plastic piece. Inside you'll find the fuser bulb.
Check that the rear paper sensor feeler arm is not broken. It is the little black plastic tab that sticks up in the middle of the paper path when your looking at the back of the printer with the cover open. If you can't see it, it's probably broken.