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Power surge - how to repair??

I recently had a power surge and knocked out my printer. can the ac power adapter be replaced for this printer?

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Re: power surge - how to repair??

Power surges on these can take out the main board (unnumbered), modem(3), and power supply(4), approx 150 each.


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    Before you shell out that kind of dough, I recommend you first eliminate the obvious like a bad surge suppressor or power strip. Sometimes, one of the outlets in a multi-outlet power strip can go bad and cause just one of the devices plugged in to lose power. It actually happened to me once with a brand spanking new surge suppressor I purchased and I had to go back to the store and get it replaced under the warranty. So, be sure to check by plugging your printer into a different outlet.

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