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Canon PIXMA ip4500 will not turn on

I was printing out a color paper and then all of the sudden, when it finished, it didn't eject the paper, and it was dead. Now I can not turn it on and there is no green light. I've tried plugging it in to a couple different outlets and no success. I've held down the on button for 30 secs or so and nothing.

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Sounds like the power outage was a power surge and destroyed your printer, especially if your printer was not plugged into a power surge protector strip. Check with others in your apartment to see if they experienced the same. If so, your landlord may be responsible and can put in a claim. If your printer is still under warranty, contact Canon. Also, check to see if this item is covered by tenant insurance, if you have coverage. Hope this helps.

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