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Printer isn't functioning

The alarm light is on. I can't turn the printe on. Something has happened and the printer is protecting itself. Helppppp!

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While using my printer, it appeared to shut itself down. The power button did not work. I called Canon and the service rep instructed me to disconnect the power cord from both ends (from the printer and the outlet (for 5 to 10 minutes). When I reconnected the printer, the printer worked fine. The rep stated the machine will do this rather than become damaged from a power surge. Hope this helps.

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