The Error says "Cover Open Front" but it is not open
The problem is that the printer keeps giving me the error message that the front cover is open, but it is not open. I've tried opening and closing all the compartments to make sure they are snug. I've consulted the manual and all it says is to make sure that it is closed. What could be causing this error, and how do I fix it?
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Re: The Error says "Cover Open Front" but it is not open
Most printers have a plastic pin on all of the covers that pushes a switch when it is closed. This then sends a signal to the printer telling it "I'm closed".
Probably the pin is broken off (quite by accident I'm sure). A solution is to push a piece of paper in the hole where the pin is, closing the switch, to fool the printer into thinking that the cover is closed. You can try this by pushing a pen point into the hole to see if the message goes out. (Don't forget to remove the paper when you open the cover. The switch is there to keep things out of the mechanism while it is running. May not hurt you but will damage the printer mechanics irreparably.)
Anything else is an error with the printer software and processor and can't be fixed easily.
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Just do a manual reset:-
Open the front cover of the printer
Press and release the "clear" key
Press "start", then press the up arrow until you see the number 12 on the display
Press "ok", you will see "accepted" on the display
Close the front cover, your toner cartridge should now work.
Original Brother tonor cartidges should reset automatically.
The machine may not work properly because of the
condensation inside of the machine caused by a temperature differential
between the inside and the outside of the machine.
To clear the error message please follow the steps below:
Keep the machine's power on and open the front cover.
Leave the front cover open for 30 minutes.
Close the front cover.
Turn off the machine's power switch and turn it on again.
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The inner cover is a flap on the inside in front of the carriage when it is at rest when the cover us open. You had to flip the inner cover down to access the ink cartridges.
Open the cover. The inner cover is in the center and need to be flipped up.
Front cover is open Close the front cover of the printer. Fuser cover is open Close the fuser cover located behind the back cover of the printer. Paper jam Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 85. If the printer does not start printing, press the Go button. Memory full The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. See Solving print problems on page 97. Print overrun A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document. See Solving print problems on page 97.
no prob try -- As a technician, I have worked on tons of printers. This particular error had stumped me for a while, but I finally found the cause. As others had pointed out before, it can have alot to do with some obstruction in the print path, the gears, or ink on the clear plastic encoder strip. You're on the right track - I found the the purge cap (the white sliding mechanism that the print head parks to when it's not in use) was not lubricated well enough from factory. If you lubricate the sliders with some white grease (don't get it on the small wipers or the black caps) the mechanism can now slide more freely, and the unit can park the head properly without giving you the dreaded head homing error 5100 (or E-2-2 on the LCD display) Keep in mind that this repair will probably require you to remove the right panel off of the printer to gain access to the purge mechanism. There are two screws behind the printer, and two in front for each corrosponding side panel (the front screws are behind the grey front panel of the printer - open the top cover to see the clips which hold the front cover on) Hope this helps some of you out.
the meaning of cover is open means --------the cover means.the thing which you lift to remove or install the cartridges.just keep that cover closed.if that cover is closed still its showing the same error.then the sensor which detects the cover closed is got moved from its orignal position.to reset the sensor just tap all the sides of the printer for couple of minutes.mostly the top side and front side of the printer.and then check out the error must go away.if still the same error then its quite possible that sensor is broked as it very very delicate .so it needs a technician to replace the broken sensor.the cost to replace the sensor must not exceed then $5.