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Lid wont close

On the right side of the lid is a small triangular peg that pushes down on a switch that tells the printer that the cover is open.
After a lot of use, the insides of the printer get dusty and sticky, and the switch doesn't move easily.
Add to the fact, that HP constructed the switch in a pretty unintelligent way, so the triangle doesn't push the switch down, but the switch has to "glide" backwards from under the triangle.
If the switch is covered in old sprayed ink, the friction on the surface of the switch prevents it from gliding backwards under the lid, and the lid won't close correctly.
To resolve that, use a cotton swab with cleaning alcohol to clean the surface of the switch.
While doing so, also check if you can EASILY push the switch towards the back of the printer.
Do NOT press directly down on the switch. It's a flimsy piece of plastic that "bends" down, instead of swivelling backwards and closing the contact as it's supposed to.

Dec 01, 2013 | HP DeskJet 5652 InkJet Printer

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My boot wont open

If the back seat folds down you can get in and take the cover off the boot lid and pull the levers to the lock and it will open. If the seats do not fold down you have to remove the back seats to get into the boot or just get a locksmith

Jan 01, 2013 | Renault Megane Cars & Trucks

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Hello, just today my printer (HP Officejet 6310 All-In-One InkJet Printer) showed an error saying , "Cartridge Error: Cartridge in the left must be replaced. I put ink on both , just in case that was...

You need to decide upon a suitable replacement. HP recommends using their ink cartridges, but you can also choose to use a cartridge from a different brand. If you have a higher volume of prints, you may even consider refilling old cartridges to cut down on costs.

Remove the old cartridge by removing the main cover. The cartridge carriers will automatically move to the center. Press the top of the carriers to open the plastic lids covering the cartridges. Gently press down on the old cartridge and slide it out.

Install your new HP printer ink cartridge. Remove the blue protective strip from the contacts and place the cartridge in the carriers. Press down gently until the cartridge sits in its position. Replace the carrier lid and main printer cover. Restart the printer and take some test prints.

Nov 17, 2010 | HP Officejet 6310 All-In-One InkJet...

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Cartridge is in but printer does not reconize it. How can I correct this? Was told need a new carriage, however printer is barely used. Will not pay any money to fix this problem. Will give printer...


Try Reseatting the Catridges, follow the steps

* Switch on the unit and open the lid on the top cover
* Remove the Catridges from the printer
* Then just re-install the Catridges
* Then just close the unit lid or top cover
* After closing, cycle the power of the device by turning of the device for a few seconds
* Turn the printer back on
* Try printing a test page

If the before solution did not work, try the next one.

Wipe out the Catridge contacts
* Turn the unit on and open the lid or top cover
* Remove the Catridges,
* Use a clean cloth or a clean coffee filter to wipe the catridge. Wipe the catridge so briskly
to clear the waxy lubricants from the gold contacts.
* The contacts inside the printer may also require the cleaning. Use the clean cloth to wipe
from top to bottom of the contacts.
* Re-install the catridges and close the printers lid or top cover.
* Then try printing the test page.

If even the second solution didn't work try the last solution down

Perform a hard reset on the device
* Verify the unit is power on.
* Then unplug the power cord from the printer
* Wait 30 seconds
* Press and hold the power button in the front panel
* Plug the power cord back into the printer
* Open the top lid or top cover and reinstall the catridges
* Turn the device on
* Print a test page.

If the problem is unsolved, try replacing a new catridge.

Nov 03, 2010 | HP OfficeJet 7410 All-In-One InkJet...

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My receipt prints but won't cut the paper unless I open and close the lid.

the cover open switch has been bent down to far to register the lid being closed. Take of the rear cover lid and remove the four screws that hold the main cover on, you will have to tweek it over the on/off switch to remove. once the covers are off look for a black plastic piece that sticks up on the side of the printer with a spring attached at the bottom of it. once located, look near the bottom of it for the switch that it pushes down to tell the printer the top cover is down. it is plastic with two pieces of metal inside the plastic. That need to be bent back up alittle in order to fix this problem. Just dont bend it too much that it hangs in the up position. once done, replace covers, again tweeking over on/off switch. good luck

Mar 25, 2010 | Star Micronics TSP600 Thermal Printer

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Hp deskjet printer 6840 wont print .keeps on saying top cover is open when it is actually closed.

Pop off the right side cover - it is just held with clips. At the hinge, you will see that the cover switch arm that is supposed to move up and down as the cover opens & closes (in the slot in the geared hinge) is probably broken off. It is in the up position when the lid is closed, and down when the lid is open. I cut the shaft of a Q-tip to length and wedged it into the space to keep the cover switch up all of the time and still allow free movement of the lid.

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May 20, 2009 | HP DeskJet 6840 InkJet Printer

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Printer will not print or shut down

reset memory; unplug; plug back in while HOLDING DOWN STOP KEY. This resets/clears memory

tape down the little black plastic lever (usually on left side) so it can't pop back up which causes it to invoke error message "cover open" and "cover closed" who needs a machine to tell a cover is open?

Mar 31, 2009 | Lexmark X3470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Cover open

find out where the pressure sensor is to close lid and use something to hold it down. with the lid up. then see if the id goes down in the right place. the cartridge should run accross when the lid is down befor copy one.if it does not try reinstalling printer. but remove old one first. make sure you have the disk. try paper jam button. as well. if none of above contact maker for solution.

Mar 26, 2009 | Lexmark X5470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Photosmart d5160

I have had this issue with two D5160's, a poor cheap design i in my opinion. Symptom's were that after you had lifted and then lowered the main lid the red exclamation LED would continue to flash. The left hand front corner of the lid (near LED) did appear to be raised up but pressing it down made no difference. Sometimes if you listed the lid a couple of inches and then let it drop everything would be OK.
With the power cable disconnected I removed the left hand side off the printer, this is just clipped on but you do have to be careful with the part that wraps around under the card reader. This needs to be bent quite a lot to remove but it is possible without breaking. Start at the bottom gradually pressing the clips and separating it from the printer. Gradually work around up the front and then it lifts away from the top of the printer. Now, if you raise and lower the lid you will see two sliders moving. These are the problem, they tend to bind and not allow the mechanism to slide enough. I applied a small amount of silicone lubricant spray to each slider. After a couple of operations the difference was really obvious, the lid now does all the way down so its sits flush. Clip the side back on by reversing the above procedure and your done. Hope this helps.

May 26, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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"inner cover is open"

shut the cd tray side, turn off and start again

Apr 29, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP600 all-In-One InkJet...

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