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Russell H., Printer and Office Tech
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Experience:  11+ yrs experience, inkjets & lasers, from huge to portable
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We keep getting the message: check paper output cover prn,

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we keep getting the message: check paper output cover prn
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Customer: we put a new drum and toner in one week ago, printer running fine, now we keep getting this message, we've taken the drum out and removed the toner, putting toner back in drum, put drum in closed cover shut machine off, turned back on, still getting this message
JA: Is there anything else the Printer Technician should be aware of?
Customer: we've checked all covers, turned machine off, unplugged from the wall, let it set a few mins., plugged back in turned machine on, still getting same message
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

That sounds like a problem with a Brother printer, at a guess... but let me know the maker and model # *****

You may have a stuck or broken sensor switch on your printer's paper output cover. (The cover to the output paper area, is what that is.) Locating the paper output cover sensor switch, and seeing whether it is jammed or broken, might help, though it is likely to be an invisible defect.

How old is the printer? if less than 1 year from purchase date, the repair (-f repair is needed, and that is unfortunately rather likely) would be free of charge under warranty.