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Is there a separate power cord?

My kids have Dell 720 Printer, and it won't turn on. It is plugged in to the computer through a USB cable. There does not appear to be a separate power cable. The user manuals are long gone. Does this printer get its power throught the USB cable, or should I be hunting for a power cord?

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Re: Is there a separate power cord?

I know what you mean, actually the empty slot right above the usb connection is a slot for the power cord. See those two metal prongs in the slot above the usb spot? That's where a big block-like power cord goes...

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Re: Is there a separate power cord?

Here is the link for the user manual; Page 11 states that there is a seperate power cord, and shows the connection port. Unfortunately there is no picture of the power cord itself, it may be a standard cord alone, or it may include a power transformer - the manual is unclear. All the contact details for dell are included in the manual, or contact them on; Hope this helps :)

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