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Canon MX700 error message that the cover is open but it isnt tried opening and closing it but nothin


Canon MX700 is getting error message that the cover is open when I print but it isnt open & I tried opening and closing it but nothing works.

What can I try?



Hi LizBizInc,


If you have already verified that the cover is closed as illustrated here and the printer is still displaying the error, please turn off the printer, unplug the power cord from the back and leave it out for at least 10 minutes, then plug it back in and turn it back on.  If the error persists, the printer will require servicing; please call or email us using one of the methods on the Contact Us page for further assistance.

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so i tried unplugging it, waited 10 minutes and it still said cover open with the alarm light on. any info on what i should do?

and where would the make and model # be on my printer

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Same thing is happening to my MG4250.  It is very frustrating.