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Printer won't close

I was trying to change the ink cartridge and the blue fastener broke. I used an elastic band to to fasten the cartridge an it moves okay, but every time I close it, the light keeps flashing and saying its still open.

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  • Anonymous Nov 02, 2007

    i was taking out my old cartridge and the blue fastener broke off, the plastic feels very flimsy.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2008

    My blue tab broke as I was trying to change the ink cartage. I will try contacting Lexmark teck support and let you know how I do.

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I called Tech Support at 1-866-922-5058.They said they are software support only and could not help and did not know were to go for help.

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You'll need to replace the blue fastener. Try calling Lexmark tech support...

Posted on Sep 17, 2007

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