Huge thunder clap and probable lightening strike to house. First noticed all phones dead in the house. Phone company identified strike must have gone through the fax as it was plugged into the power bar that is not surge protected, though the outlet is earth grounded. Lost no power to the computer, monitor, DSL box or lamps that received power from the same outlet, though plugged into a surge protected power bar. The hp printer will not even turn on now, though the phones work by bypassing the fax connection to the hp. Would it work to just get a replacement AC/DC adapter #C7296-60024-A. Any other suggestions? J. Hyatt
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Re: Totally lost power to HP 7110
Don't Worry the HP printer are deisgned to connect without the surg protector.
Try the steps mentioned bellow
Unplug the power cord from the All-In-One as well as the power outlet when there is still power in the All-In-One. and wait for atleast 1Min
Plug the power cord directly to a wall outlet without surg protector. (if possible connect it to a different power outlet) Before connecting the power cord to the All-In-One press and hold the # and no 6 button and then insert the power cord, do not release the keys until you see a message a reset (if the screen goes blank then release the keys and turn the power on)
If This does not work in the power cord you will see a rectangle box like thing thats a apdptor, after plugging it to the power oulet for a couple of minitues, check and see if you can feel any heat in the adaptor if yes then the adaptor is good the power cord may be bad, so accordingly replce the power cord or adaptor:
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From your description the HP printer is damaged beyond repair, when a lightning strike occurs it also went through the power supply affecting the main board and destroying ic's and other parts. It is more than likely the interface cord from the computer to the printer also took a jolt hitting the printer from both sides finishing off any chance of recovery, you would be further ahead replacing the item.
I must warn you that this printer has an external power source - if you have lost it you must order it directly at HP, never use some cheap replacements bought at the store, only the official part. The power cable that plugs in the power source is your average pc power cable.
After that you will need a LAN cable (for the internet) an phone cable (for the fax) and a USB cable (for the connection to the pc). All these cables can be very cheaply purchased even at WalMart for $5 each.
Lightening is definitely a factor. When you say it defaults to fax, do you mean that the fax machine picks up as soon as the phone rings? Most likely the fax software/machine has taken a hit. One way to check is to try it on another phone line, preferably at another location. So the cordless phones work all right? The static is probably something the phone company will have to fix. They have lightening arresters that will develop those conditions. Again, try a known good phone on the line. Preferably disconnect all the phones at the junction box where the phone line comes in and plug a known good phone into the jack. If you still get static, then the phone company should get involved. Otherwise you could have a problem with the house wiring.
Your printer was pawered ON during the Lightening if yes then follow the steps, Try with the different power card if it having the same problem then most probably your printer fuse blown open the printer and check the fuse if the fuse are OK then please check with the service centres
unplug the fax from the phone line. call it from you cell.if you hear your phones ringing in the house, plug the fax machine back into the jack. [you should still be on your cell phone] if the line goes dead or stops ringing, there is a short with the fax machine or wire to the jack.if you hear a busy signal without the fax plugged in, unplug everything you have plugged into phone jacks thruout the house. call your # again.if you hear ringing on your cell phone, plug everything back in one at a time.[again while still on your cell phone] if it was one of the phones plugged into a jack, when you plug the shorted phone back into the jack, the line will go dead again. that phone or cord is the problem.
if still rings busy when everything is unplugged, then call your phone company. it can be an inside wire or jack problem, or the problem is outside your home.
hope this helps