Skip to Content Information Center
Lexmark T650

Lexmark T650

A 'Close Door or Insert Toner Cartridge' Message Is Displayed on a Lexmark T650, T652, or T654 Series Printer

ENUS32928What you will see

The printer is asking you to close a door or insert the toner cartridge. NOTE: The 'door' referred to in the error message is the upper front cover.

Recommended actions

1Power off the printer.
2Open the upper front cover and remove the toner cartridge.
3Look inside the printer. Confirm there is no paper or other obstructions that would prevent the toner cartridge from installing completely.
4Once you confirm that the inside of the printer is clear, check the toner cartridge. Confirm that the toner cartridge is not damaged. IMPORTANT! Pay close attention to a tab located on the left side of the toner cartridge. (See the images below.) This tab connects to the 'cover open' sensor. If yo u find this tab broken or damaged, test the printer with another toner cartridge. If this second cartridge corrects the issue, then replace the cartridge that has the broken tab.NOTE: Lexmark does not replace or provide warranty on toner cartridges manufactured by a third party, nor Lexmark cartridges that have been refilled or reworked by any company other than Lexmark. If a third-party cartridge is causing this issue, contact the point of purchase to have the cartridge replaced. Likewise, if the toner cartridge is a Lexmark cartridge that any company other than Lexmark has refilled or refurbished, contact the place where the cartridge was refilled to have it replaced.
5If the toner cartridge appears to be fine, reinstall the toner cartridge. Confirm that the cartridge is installed fully.
6Close the upper front cover and power on the printer. See if the printer comes up to the Ready screen.
  • If the printer powers up to the Ready screen, try printing a few pages. If the printer works correctly, continue to use it. Pay close attention to the printer over the next few days to see if the issue returns.
  • If the Close Door/Insert Cartridge error continues to occur on power-up, or if the issue returns shortly after use, then the sensor monitoring the cover may be malfunctioning. This will require a service call to correct the issue. Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional information. (See Contac ting Lexmark Technical Support below for details.)

Contacting Lexmark Technical Support

If you have questions about any of the steps above or if you require assistance in setting up warranty service, please contact Lexmark Technical Support. For information on how to contact Lexmark Technical Support, click here.Please be prepared to describe the problem you are experiencing and any troubleshooting steps already taken. NOTE: You will also need to know the printer's model/machine type and serial number (SN). This information can be found on a label located behind the front cover. xref_HO3427_xref for further details.
Please call from near the printer in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a troubleshooting task on the printer.



  • Infoprint 1832-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Infoprint 1852-----------------------------------------------------------------------------Infoprint 1872

Was this article helpful?