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Scanner won't turn on

I have an epson expression 1680 scanner. we use it to scan xrays in our pediatric dental office. this morning it just won't power on. i've done everything. unplug - leave unplugged - reset the surge power strip - change outlets - other things are plugged in they are fine - nothing is working. does this mean i just need a new one?

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Try to test the power cord of the scanner (cable from scanner to outlet) using multitester if there is an electricity or if you have extra power cord test it. Maybe that's the defect. If that's not the problem it is now the scanner itself, have it for the repair man or technician.

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