Is there a way to prevent the printer from automatically turning on when I power up the PC? I made sure the printer was turned off manually with the power button shutting it down completely (not in any sleep or hibernation mode). However, after powering on the PC (Dell XPS 630I with Vista) the printer was automatically turned on as well. How do I separate the power on for each unit? I want to power on the printer on my own by using the Power button on the printer itself, not have it tied in with the PC. Thanks!
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Re: Turns on by itself after turning on PC
You should have two cables. One USB cable for the print data to flow thru to the printer. Then a separate power cable hooked into an outlet from the printer. If you make that set up then the printer will not turn on when the computer turns on. Second option: click on start>run>type msconfig in the box. This will bring up a window, one of the tabs on that window says startup. Look in that tab to see if you can find printer. Then disable it and it will not startup when computer starts.
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This sounds like a power supply problem to me.
I would get in touch with Xerox concessionaires as soon as you can it could be a faulty power supply or one which needs upgrading perhaps. If it's not too old then I'm sure theres a fix.
Hi This is the Error Correction Mode [ECM] which is turned off when data is being sent. Fax machines use it to communicate with each other making sure the sent data is free of errors. This feature turns itself on automatically after transaction is completed. Try turning V34OFF to [yes] and ECMOFF to [yes].
Do you get the same result when making a copy using the Copy button on your printer operator panel? Try to remove the power adapter from the printer.
Wait at least 10 seconds before replugging the power adapter. This will give enough time for the printer to reset itself. When the printer turns on, reinsert the cartridges. Load some paper and try to make a copy or scan again.
I just had same issue, it shared an outlet with a large volume work group copier, I unplugged it, opened and closed all compartments to make sure something open was not causing issues. I plugged it into different outlet and it appears to be back online. I have read some postings that this model has been known to draw over 15 amps. Its possible its starving for power. To test take to another room, plug in outlet by itself and see if it boots up.
The printer is always on despite of the status of the front panel, to turn it off you have to disconnect the power cord. In some models of HP printers, the printer will power itself ON from "standby" when the PC sends it a printing job and go back to "Standby" when the job has finished printing.
HP has a pretty good on-line troubleshooting guide for their printers. Below is a link that will out-line how to trouble shoot your particular printer and what all the lights and indicators mean.
If you are not able to resolve your issue through this, then you may be able to have a live chat session with an HP tech who can help resolve your issue.