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Troublesome Printer We've had a 2175 for a few years, but Within the last six months, it has gone through a bunch of problems. First, the scanner wouldn't work. The computer would recognize it and try to scan, but the scanner wouldn't do anything and if I tried to cancel the scan, the printer would lock up and I'd have to turn it off and back on to get it working again. Then, the printer wouldn't print anything. I checked all the connections and even plugged it into different USB ports with no luck. I finally uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers with no luck. Now, the printer won't even turn on. I have, of course, checked the power cord and made sure it was plugged in and all that. Any ideas? I don't like the idea that it died after only a few years of use, but I can't come up with anything else.

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I'm sorry to say this, but with those symptoms it sounds like the power supply was slowly becoming defective which sometimes happens. This is also probable if the machine would work when first turned on and then quit after a few minutes. Heat builds up and components begin breaking down with more heat. Best bet is to take it to a repair shop.

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2. have you verified that all connections from the printer are securely fastened?

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I don't know how old the printer is, but at worse HP by default offers a 1 year warranty on all it's products. You could call them and get them to replace it. I will warn you that HP support is a pain to deal with some times. Be persistent about having them replace the device (if it's under warranty of course).

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