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Inner Cover error on Canon PIXMA ip4300 printer

I get a pop up window telling me to close the inner cover before I can print. This is definitely closed, have even forced it hard to the edge but the same message appears. It asks me to close the inner cover and then resume the print. Do I have a defective printer or can anyone advise on how to get over this issue? Thanks, McMoir

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  • Iain Moir Aug 01, 2007

    Thanks for the tip and taking the time to reply.

    After exhausting all options I was coming round to thinking that the problem was with the machine itself, looks like I have arranged for a replacement machine from the supplier, hopefully free of charge!!

    Thanks again.

  • petebog Feb 19, 2008

    My Canon pixma iP4300 ERROR MESSAGE informs me that printing will resume once the paper output tray is opened when it is clearly open.

    Again from what I've read / been told it sounds like a sensor problem. The printer is under a year old.

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    I have a Canon PIXMA MG5320 All-in-One Printer. Its really bugging me. I cant print anything until it stops.


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This is a "Sensor" issue, there is a sensor that detects when the Cover is closed, this is either faulty, not being activated, or being activated but not registering at the CPU. Sometimes it is an actual switch, others it is a hall effect sensor, optical, magnetic sensor or the like. Have a squiz and see if ya can see any sensor etc. maybe its blocked etc. Otherwise I think it's gonna have to go 4 repair.. If so get a firm "Quote" B4 allowing them to proceede.

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