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I hit the power button on my epson fx-1180 printer today to turn it on, and I got a shock from static electricity. I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but now it won't turn on at all. I checked the electrical outlet & it's fine. The computer recognizes the printer, so it's not the computer cord. I can't find a reset button on the printer. Anyone know if it's a lost cause, or if it can be fixed? Thanks!

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  • welovetogolf Mar 13, 2009

    Thank, but I tried it 4 times & the printer didn't even make a sound nor did a light come on. Darn!


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Check to make sure that the AC circuit is grounded properly.

Reset the printer:
To reset the printer’s EEPROM, hold down the Load/Eject, LF/FF, and Pause buttons while turning on the printer. The printer beeps once, and restores its factory default settings.

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Thanks, Joe

Posted on Mar 13, 2009

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    JDTec Mar 13, 2009

    You may have blown the power board. It may have a fuse on it. Then it may be more economical to purchase a new one.

    Good luck,



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